April’s Accomplishments by sue@lmu
Bill and Debbie selling plants and fertilizer at the farmers market yesterday. We started our plant sale friday at the garden and yesterday were at the garden and farmers market. What are the chances that we would make exactly $193 at both places yesterday? So far we are delighted to have made $689.50 with our plant and fertilizer sale. We will do it again next week.
Bill and I enjoyed going to our regional meeting Tuesday and getting to know the group better. It was really great to see what all is at Pine Mountain Settlement school. What an incredible place. Thanks to Preston for giving us a great tour, meeting place and lunch.
Thursday we went to UT’s Organic Farm Field Day. If I’m counting right we were a group of 17. We all enjoyed learning about the studies they are doing and new things they taught us. The final thing was a panel of three organic production growers. We all really enjoyed their real life teachings.
Bill has our Bee field planted with seeds all for bees and after the rain this week it’s probably sprouting now. Our members have been planting and even harvesting things out of their beds. I love how excited each one is when they harvest their 1st radishes and lettuce. The whole place has just taken off growing like nobody’s business. We have one high tunnel planted with tomatoes and the other with peas and lettuce. It gets to have a break from tomatoes this year. We plan to try the peas and then some beans. Last week I taught them about being able to eat Lamb’s Quarters the weed that’s most prevalent in most beds right now. So, many of us have been enjoying eating them as we pull them. Potatoes are popping up and of course so are the weeds. We’ve had a couple more classes last monday was healthy eating by Carol Brandon our extension agent. YUM!
I think with the weather we’ve had and the current outlook we will have they fields planted sooner in May than we ever have. So I think I’ll end here though heaven knows I could go on and on about what all we’ve been up to. Happy Planting All, Sue