Today I believe we will harvest the last of the prolific basil for the ladies lunch of pesto. They are anxious to eat the collards they have grown but I am encouraging them to wait until first frost so the leaves will be more tender. My garlic has sprouted and hopefully will die back soon. My ginger has produced a graceful stalk and has a single bud, which I hope will produce the lovely flower known for its fragrance and color. My potted herbs need bigger pots for the winter. And the broccoli and Brussels sprouts looks healthy under their curtains.
So, switching gears a little here, those of you who are local to Augusta are invited to come to First Friday tomorrow night. Our friends at Garden City Organics are allowing us to set up a table outside their shop at 1034 Broad St. in downtown Augusta. In addition to our gardening club, "The Green Team," Hope House also has some talented knitters and crocheters. We'll have scarves, trivets/potholders, hats and bags galore. The really lovely felted wool purses are just $20 and everything else is even less. These would make great gifts - even for yourself! Come out and support the ladies of Hope House! All proceeds will go toward resident activities such as the knitting circle, garden and field trips.