First harvest of the season for Good Cheer!

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Last fall South Whidbey Academy students transplanted kale and chard from the garden into the hoophouse. They survived this winter’s harsh weather, and on March 24th, students harvested 6 pounds of kale and chard for the Good Cheer Food Bank! The kale had started to bolt, so it was completely harvested, but the chard was left for a second in a few weeks.

Lettuce starts were interplanted in the kale, and kale starts were interplanted on either side of the overwintering chard. So, the second succession is growing and should be ready for harvest late April.

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