We have accomplished so much in March. Weekly meetings, 2 core classes, blackberry and raspberry pruning, bed assignments, teaching new gardeners how to work their beds and plant seeds, Bill has all the fields plowed and so much more. we are delighted to have lots of returning members and lots of new members. Spring has Sprung!
We have onions, herbs, pollinator flowers, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, tomatilla’s, cotton and more growing like crazy in the greenhouse.
Part of our potato cutting team the day before planting.
Potato planting wednesday.
We had over twenty people planting potatoes including our oldest and youngest members. Well ok the youngest 2 months old didn’t actually plant any but we all enjoyed looking at him. What a great team. In an hour and a half we picked out Johnson grass roots, put chicken poop fertilizer in the rows, placed the potatoes cut side down in the rows, covered them with soil, looked for more johnson grass roots, and enjoyed working together. What a Day- What a Beautiful Day!!!!
My friend Sandy and I gardening in our man pants.
Ok now I’ve got to carry on a little about the difficulties of finding good pants for working in the garden as a woman of a certain age. I’m always on the lookout for said pants on the internet, in a variety of stores both new and used. While constantly grumbling about why can’t the manufacturers make good work pants for women. Ok and I am kinda frugal. So recently my friend Sandy(the president of the Harrogate Garden Club) and I were working on a city bed and I see she has great gardening pants on. You know roomy enough to move, strong fabric, lot’s of great pockets. I about yell at her ‘where did you get those pants, what kind are they?’ She says Tractor Supply they are men’s Carhart’s, they are great! I’m immediately obsessed. As I had to go to Walmart for something I pushed my cart into the men’s section as fast as I could. I found some Wranglers Rip-Stop cargo’s tried them on and I can tell immediately I’m in love! And to add to the love they are only $19.95. Now I did have to sew elastic in the waist but I always have to do that in women’s pants too. Oh and they are conveniently already the color of dirt. I mean what more could a hard working gardening woman want roomy, tough fabric, super pockets, great price and the color of dirt pants? I have had them on almost constantly for 2 wks. and I’m in LUV with MAN PANTS!!