We are still experiencing hot weather and rain, but it’s not raining as much. June, July, and August weather really put a strain on everyone and their gardens. We are still collecting a good amount of produce in September: tomatoes, peppers, corn, and potatoes. Some gardeners have not been digging a lot of potatoes. They
While we managed to avoid the serious flooding many places saw in July, Mother Nature caught up with us in August and dumped 5+” of rain in just a matter of hours, starting around 3:30 in the morning. The rain started not with a casual drop or two as a warning, but as an instant
Harvests are coming in strong, and people are busy canning, freezing, and dehydrating food for the coming cool months. People have put away the traditional veggies like corn, peas, beans, but are also putting away soup, slaw, chili makings, salsa, and even pesto. I think we’re going to have a tasty fall and winter!! Gardeners
Gardening is almost half way through planting, harvesting, and getting ready for fall planting. I have already been told by some of the gardeners what they will be planting for fall. This has been a good year so far for most of the gardeners in Logan County and surrounding areas. A person can always tell
The gardens are all planted! Some are reaping the harvest, and others who got a late start in the planting are getting a few things each week. At the beginning of the season, it was extremely hot for several days, then the downpours of rain began. The rain helped all the gardens that were planted.
We’ve had cool weather late into the spring. It rained enough that some plants needed to learn to do the backstroke. There were deer that thought gardens were free salad bars. Derecho type winds that flattened beans and other plants, meaning people had to start all over again with gardens. Health issues have also been
When I first started this job, about nine years ago, I knew a few things about gardening; my father and my husband always had a large garden, and we canned and froze corn and other vegetables. My father planted according to the signs from the almanac, these are called Zodiac signs, and we followed these
This spring as we’ve started new gardens and restarted workshops, I’ve noticed an interesting trend among gardeners: helping one another out. A couple of gardeners were ready to throw in the towel when work, health or age intervened, but other gardeners stepped in and planted their gardens for them. Some were unable to make it
Finally spring has sprung, and so have our plants. This past Saturday we had our garden planning workshop along with a seed and plant handout with gardeners eagerly planning on where things ought to be put. This was our first face-to-face meeting since COVID began, and gardeners said that they had missed the in-person workshops.
The month of May is a busy month for us; getting gardeners signed up to participate, ordering supplies, and trying to get the necessary tools to have a good garden and everyone can eat healthy. I had one gardener bring me onions and lettuce, and they were exceptionally good. I was surprised at how large