Rain, Rain, Go Away! We've gotten so much rain that the weeds are growing faster than the wanted vegetable plants lately. This isn't discouraging the hardcore gardeners we have tho! They're finding windows of sunshine to sneak out to their gardens and pull a few weeds, pluck a few early vegetables, and snap a few
Gardening is a wonderful & worthy endeavor. What other pastime can you participate in with such rich end results?! Some of our gardeners are confident and bold in their participation and some are timid and amazed when their timid advances at pushing a seed into the soil produces a plant, that produces a fruit, that
Off and Running in the Community Gardens and the folks are loving it! We've focused on container gardening in four of our Community Gardens and folks are getting excited to plant their seeds. I've emphasized that they need to be bringing those pots indoors when we get our Redbud, Dogwood, and Blackberry Winters, as we
Garden season has officially begun! We've held our first two meetings at the Floyd County Extension Office signing up 29 participants, as well as arranging classes for 4 Community Gardens and 4 container Community Gardens in the Floyd County area. Three of the Community Gardens are solid, thriving gardens and 1 is just getting started.
REST! Now begins a season of rest and we all need rest; even our earth needs to rest for a season. We're clearing our gardens, sowing cover crops to replenish the nutrients we've used up this summer, cleaning & putting our tools away until we get the fever again to dig into the soil and
BUSY doesn't even begin to describe how this time of the year has been. Harvests are piling in, everyone is canning, freezing, dehydrating, and soon St. Vincent will be freeze drying with our new Harvest Right Freeze Dryers. We'll be ordering them along with a couple of Zojirushi bread machines to make some value added
Sunflowers and Gratitude! This has been the year for sunflowers! They're growing over 14 feet tall and hardy! We handed out seeds at the beginning of the season and people pushed them into the warm soil and waited....... .......... and they were certainly rewarded!! God delivered a power packed display full of seeds!!
The Dog Days of Summer are upon us and we're all feeling the weight of weed pressure and disease. It's been an especially hard year for our new gardeners, but our seasoned gardeners are trudging through with early morning weeding and late afternoon watering. Our monthly Grow Appalachia meeting have been such a joy for
Garden visits have begun with vigor, but I've heard said that we could have waited until June to plant and they'd be just as big by now. The soil was so wet and cold throughout May that things sat pretty dormant until June, but our families have certainly embraced gardening whole heartedly. Theresa Ousley's family
Summertime Planting! We've begun our gardening with enthusiasm and we're barely into May. Our gardeners have been holding off as long as they can, but now the race is on. Planting!! I've enticed our gardeners with the promise of a a bright yellow 2 peck (1/2 bushel) basket! The first 10 to have me out