Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The start of our 2017 growing season

Most of our garden is in the ground. We have cucumbers to seed and melons to transplant. Here's what's in the ground

April 13 - seeded radish and spinach
May 3 & 4 - transplanted onions
May 8 - seeded lettuce
May 11 - transplanted 540 pepper plants and 175 eggplant
May 16 - seeded carrots and beets
May 23 - transplanted 50 tomato plants

Friday, September 23, 2016

Frost last week

A bit of frost singed our garden last week. Greenery was damaged but most fruit was saved.


Frosted peppers


Monday, August 29, 2016

Harvest update

We have harvested 1911.5 lbs of produce with a value of $4778.75. Our biggest vegetable contributor to this total is onions. We've harvested 910.5 lbs so far!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

July 13 harvest

We harvested 22.5 lbs of green peppers and 5.5 lbs of lettuce.
Our delivery totals to date are 158.5 lbs of produce valued at $396.25.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June 6 - our first harvest

Early this morning volunteers met and harvested 95.5 lbs of spinach and 35 lbs of radishes. Lots of the radishes were negatively impacted by herbivory but the spinach was superb. We're watering the garden now in preparation for the 34C heat.


Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A start to 2016

With garden plan and soil ready, we've begun our 2016 seeding. We've planted radish, spinach and lettuce seeds.

We're also very proud of volunteer David who has been honoured as the “Gardener of the Year” by the Lethbridge and District Horticultural Society.

Gardener of the Year

Monday, February 29, 2016

2015 Harvest Total

Our final harvest total for 2015 was 2098.5 lbs of fresh produce delivered with a final value of $5246.25.

From 2010 through 2015, the Lethbridge Research Centre Food Banks' Garden has produced 18200.5 lbs of produce with a value of $40849.75!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Harvest update

Our harvest total for so far this year is 963.5 lbs valued at $2408.75!

This includes 1 watermelon!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


We have harvested all our beets and carrots and a second round has been seeded.


Baby Watermelon!

Straw mulch has been added to our tomatoes, peppers and eggplants to improve soil moisture retention and inhibit weeds.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

First Harvest 2015

We harvested our first vegetables this week - radishes and spinach. Some of the radishes had been attacked by insects. Interestingly, these were in the rows nearest the trees. Our spinach is beginning to bolt so we pulled out the entire plants. We'll seed carrots in these rows next.

Spinach is starting to bolt