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
It looks like spring might finally have shown up. The ground is drying up and we're getting gardens tilled. We're still expecting a hard frost or two, but our seeds are tucked into the soil and waiting for the warmth of the sun to wake them up. Our tomatoes and peppers will have to wait
Spring!?! It's like winter is really mad and keeps storming out of the room and then coming back yelling, "And another thing!" We've gone from 5 degrees with snow on the ground to a balmy 70 degrees in a matter of 8 hours here in Eastern Kentucky, but despite that our bees have survived the
October is fleeting and we're sliding into November, yet the garden is still going strong! We've planted our fall gardens with kale, turnips, rape, spinach, collard, cabbage, and peas. The jalapeños are still producing a few stray peppers and the cabbages haven't quite filled out yet, but they're coming along. The greens and cabbages love