Harvesting begins at RU’s Wabash rooftop

Interrupted only by a noon-hour rainstorm today, we harvested othe first 4 lbs of produce from the fifth floor rooftop at Wabash. Herbs and greens were donated to Chef Charlie at Roosevelt University’s Wabash Dining Center on the 2nd floor and included: thyme, baby arugula, broccoli sprouts, chive, chive blossoms, baby spinach and lettuce.

Most of the 4 lbs were broccoli sprouts and chive, a prolific variety of onion which is blooming on the roof now. The chive, thyme and arugula smelled wonderful!

It’s possible this week’s customers may find rooftop grown, chive blooms, arugula, spinach and broccoli sprouts in their next lunchtime salad. Yum.

Garden fact:
Broccoli is a cool-season crop that is grown in cooler weather and is a member of the cabbage family and is rich in vitamins.

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