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
Our gardens are slowing fizzling out & the nights are getting colder. Is it time to put out gardens to bed or should we plant our Cole crops now & look for a new season of harvest?! For some of us, this is the BEST time to get into the garden!! It's not as hot
Market Gardening became the focus of a few of our families this year. We started out just hoping to encourage folks to get their hands dirty in the garden and feed their families, but ended up encouraging several of them to sell their excess at the local farmer's markets! What a successful year it turned
The high tunnel is finished, now to amend that soil! Organic fertilizer, aged horse manure, & peat moss. Looking forward to getting this clay tilled up, rocks pulled out & soil amended with some healthy additives. Looking into planting some fall crops to sell at market & to donate to the St. Vincent Food Pantry.