The autumn season has finally arrived! ONE OF MY FAVORITES! It's a lovely way to end the gardening season, with the crisp fall temps, changing leaves, and the scent in the air. Not to mention everything flavored with pumpkin spice- ha! With summer and fall gardens finishing off their last bit of bounty before winter
As Fall gets underway and our production continues to slow down, it’s important to give thought to our soil for next year. After all, that’s where it all begins for our veggies, right? An old farm mentor of mine once said “healthy soil grows healthy food, healthy food nourishes healthy people, and healthy people
Growing anything is incredibly rewarding. Growing something that made Shaquille O'Neal puke on live TV ... that sounds extra rewarding, let's grow some of that!! A growing trend in backyard gardening is growing hotter and hotter varieties of peppers. Once exotic, Ghost Pepper - Carolina Reaper - Scotch Bonnet, are commonly known peppers now
It seems this year we are stuck in the in between, the transition time. As I look out my office window today, it certainly appears to be autumn, but as I walk down the lane towards the lower end of campus, I am reminded that summer’s hot and sweaty hands haven’t completely relinquished their grip.
Even though we are almost midway into October, the temps here in Eastern Kentucky are still bringing on some hot weather. While some of our gardeners did grow Fall gardens, we haven't heard much from others. Many have been requesting ground cover and we have been doing a lot of soil samples for preparation for
We have had such an amazing season. However we never did get back to in-person meetings but we got to speak to all our members through distributions and farm visits. Our first distribution was set for Feb. 11th but didn't happen until March 1st because of ice storms and flooding. We finally got things started
My father had always had a garden, ever since I was big enough to remember. When I was little, we all helped some in planting, harvesting, etc., but I was truly never interested in growing vegetables or preserving anything. I always hated having to get out there and help and on more than one occasion
Many Hands Make Light Work Sometimes work on the farm or your garden can seem overwhelming, with tasks piling on one another, especially near the end of a long, hot summer season. In times like this, it's always helpful to have a few extra hands around to make the workload a little lighter!
The Days Go By Slowly, but the Years Go By Fast. When people say time flies, believe them. The older I get the more I realize that time really does fly by. We're already at the end of our garden season and it's October of 2021. Harvest time is here and we're bringing in
As we patiently await the outcome of our proposal for 2022, we reflect back on this year as it has seemingly flown by again. Our journey started with 44 gardeners and only had 1 that did not participate. We felt she had a really good reason since she fell and broke her knee caps.