So much to be grateful for!
So 1st I panic that our plants won’t be big enough for our plant sale on the 10th. Now I worry the tomatoes are too big. They have just gone crazy in the last week. The peppers are small at the moment but they might go crazy any minute. Anyway we are working hard repotting and labeling plants anticipating our second plant sale. We have always had many great volunteers in the garden but this year we are over the top. We have been getting all the jobs done on workdays that we have. It’s absolutely wonderful and I’m so proud of our group. About a week ago the potatoes really started popping in the field. We were starting to get nervous they weren’t going to make it. Monday nite one of our new gardeners Eric suggested we make origami newspaper plant cells to send home plants with people so we can keep the plastic ones. I brought in the stuff and directions and the group did a great job making them. We sent home the last of the onions and cabbages in them with a couple home gardeners to plant, and I think it worked great. Everything people have planted in their raised beds looks great and the high tunnel stuff is doing well too. We are still enjoying our fall planted spinach and kale that survived the winter. Mr. Bill is getting the fields ready so we can start planting in them in the next couple weeks. Two of my favorite moments from the last couple weeks are 1st the two ladies who were digging out a buschel or two of Johnson Grass from a 4×4 raised bed and giggling like teenagers and then one of our littlest workers 4ish who told her daddy she wasn’t ready to go home to bed because she still wanted to work and in fact had improved on how to do her job of cutting blinds for markers. It’s all stuff to be thankful for but mostly seeing the new friendships forming as we work together to grow this garden is the most touching. Sue@LMU