August is one of my favorite months in the garden! Despite the hot weather, working outside is such a delight because of all the crops that are just begging to be harvested. We made salad this week with lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes from the garden. Delicious! We are also working on a large project to install some wire mesh gopher cages 2 feet deep into our beds. This involves removing two feet of soil, putting the cages into the ground, and shoveling the soil back in. Phew! The hard work will pay off when we can finally protect our crops’ roots from pest damage. We are currently transplanting some exciting herbs into our beds including basil, pepiche, popolo, chickweed, and hissop. Come to our herb class in September to learn more!