Watering Wisdom

By |April 16th, 2019|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV At our Garden Maintenance workshop last week, one of the most popular topics was Watering.  Everyone was on board that water is important for vegetable plants to grow strong and healthy, but we got into a good discussion about how often and how much they really need.  Some people

Kicking off 2019 in Scott/McCreary County

By |March 25th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

January 31,2019 Grow Appalachia hosted “Meet and Greet” where applications were completed and everyone was introduced.  We have had three classes and three workshops this season Introduction to Grow Appalachia About the program Introduction to the team Site selection Soil Samples Garden Planning Deciding what to plant Selecting and ordering seeds When to plant Fruit

Gardening Season Is Almost Here

By |February 11th, 2019|Red Bird Mission, Uncategorized|

Travis Adkins again from Red Bird Mission. With gardening season just around the corner, don't forget to warm up your tillers and tractors. Sharpen those tiller tines or replace wore out tines with new ones. Make sure your hoes, shovels and rakes are sharpened and ready to go. With all this weather we've been having,

Turnip Tips

By |November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

When your porch pumpkin starts to slump, another crop can steal the show this time of year. Turnips. The original Jack-O-Lantern, turnips are a quick cool season crop providing arguably as much instant gratification as radishes - measured in farm time, of course. Turnips can be eaten as greens

Pumpkins

By |October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Three of our Wise County Grow Appalachia families who are interested in commercial production were able to join us for a misty, end-of-the-season tour of a pumpkin farm in a neighboring county last week.  We toured the farm of Amy Fannon, Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources in Lee County, Virginia. A few of

Kids LOVE Carrots

By |October 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Linwood Community Daycare kids LOOOOOVE carrots fresh out of the garden.  Below are a few kid friendly carrot ideas, just in case your kids are a little more picky than ours are! Do the Mash Fold carrot puree into whipped mashed potatoes for an extra boost of nutrition and a colorful side dish. Get

Veggie Queens

By |October 15th, 2018|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV As we come full circle to the forecast of frost, and say goodbye to the families that have been with us this season, I'd like to share some photos from the High Rocks gardens.  Our Veggie Queens are our inspiration to share our gardening resources with the wider community;