It's finally August, and our gardens are producing so much! What a joy to have fresh options to choose from for our culinary adventures every night. And we're canning and freezing too. Food preservation by canning and freezing is one method of season extension, where we can enjoy our homegrown goodness throughout the winter.
There are many aspects to maintaining your garden. Here are some important ones: Weed control Watering Trellising Sharpening tools Mulch Cover Crops Pest and Disease Control Which parts of garden maintenance have you been good at keeping up with, and which do you wish you were better at? Weed control is easier and less labor
Since we haven't been able to meet in person, we've been chatting about our gardens on Facebook. Here are a few excerpts shared by our gardeners: Succession Planting replanting beets and spinach in the last part of summer We want to succession some lettuce and kale, as we
Preparing Our Garden We are an optimistic bunch here at High Rocks. Even with regulations changing by the day, we held on to hope that our summer camp for girls may yet be a possibility. So with our plants ordered and the weather warming, we take to the tunnel and begin our work. Gardening
Generations in the Garden "People would ask; what came first, the big garden or the big family? As one grew, the other did also." When asked why she chose to join Grow Appalachia with High Rocks this year, Eugenia Boggs Anderson answered that she wanted to grow a garden in her family plot
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Look at this beautiful arugula that we didn't plant! We left a patch of arugula to go to seed over the summer. When the weather finally cooled off in the fall, all the seeds that had fallen sprouted at the perfect time to become a lush crop that will
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV We planted some fall salads at our Season Extension workshops on August 20 and 21. Guess what, it has only rained a half an inch since. We watered them really well when we planted them, and then I was able to water them two more times. It hasn't rained
-- Food Revolution Class Students, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Hello! I go by Pine, it's kind of a weird nickname, but it's what my best friend so lovingly calls me. I have been a High Rocks girl for about 2 years. This is my 3rd time at camp, but 2nd time at Camp Steele specifically.
--Sigrid House, Grow Appalachia participant, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV I'm sad we only have one more session left in August. We had our canning session today. We made dill pickles and easy spinach souffle. The souffle was amazing! It's been great meeting everyone and sharing ideas.