The Spring season has brought much hope and gratitude to many people. The weather has been quite nice with many 70 degree days, perfect outside time for gardening and recreation. Here at the Martin County Extension Office, we are still in flood cleanup mode as well as garden mode. Our agents and assistants have been
New Year, New Plants, New Problem As we look forward to a new gardening season with Grow Appalachia, in hopes of less stressors and worries, we begin our seed orders, priming up the greenhouse and getting busy in the dirt so to speak. We were focused with meeting the challenges we had last
Many of our gardeners have had a great growing season. They have been faced with many hurdles and challenges but have still managed to come out on top. As this growing season winds down, many are preparing for next year already. Some are still working on their harvest canning, which is coming to an end.
Can I speak for anyone else? I love this time of the year. The weather changes, the air is crisp and you can feel the change. It brings excitement to my soul. To me it is what I almost feel like Heaven would feel like. I have often thought about this. For gardeners, it
Wow! What can we say but time has sure flown this gardening season. What started out as uncertain times has turned into a great garden season for our Grow Appalachia Gardeners. Not only did they have the pandemic at hand but also weather was a little wet and cold. However, these gardeners whether first time
Bloom Where You Are Planted. This can mean so much to so many. To me, it is to make the most out of what you have been handed or given. As humans, we are not always happy or content with what we are given and we constantly seek to want or think we need more.
Taters are a growin'. What a perfect title. As I was scrolling through our Grow Appalachia Facebook Group, I came across one of our gardeners posting this on his potatoes that were growing. They looked mighty fine I might say. I decided at that point to base the June blog upon this caption. This year
Spring 2020 has definitely been one for the books. This year has brought many challenges to everyone including our gardeners in our Grow Appalachia Program. One good thing about this pandemic, we have had an increase in people who are interested in gardening. Some call these panic gardeners. We are just happy to have the
In a time where gardening seems to be coming into play in people's minds, many of our participants in this years' Grow Appalachia have begun their gardening. Many of our gardens were plowed this past weekend while the weather was nice here in Eastern Kentucky, and while we are practicing social distancing during the
With Spring Brings Newness. Alas, Spring is near. During this time of the year there is a certain newness or rebirth that seems to take place. Each person has the desire to start anew whether it be to clean, have a newfound hobby or begin their gardening season. Much preparation goes into these things.