A Season of Rest

By |October 20th, 2018|St Vincent Mission|

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

Dog Days of Summer

By |July 20th, 2018|St Vincent Mission|

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

Finally, Spring!

By |April 21st, 2018|St Vincent Mission|

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

Fall Gardens

By |October 20th, 2017|St Vincent Mission|

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

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