We are in the dog days of summer and there isn't a lot to report in the garden. The hail set us back so while others are harvesting, we are waiting and watching for everything to grow, bloom and produce. As we wait; we water, weed and fertilize.
Oh Hail! I watched the dark clouds roll in as I weeded the garden. I thought I would weed until it started raining, however, when the lightning started I headed to the house. Within twenty minutes, the garden was gone. Hail and high winds shredded my tender plants as I helplessly watched from the window.
June 25, 2014 Read more
“Moooooom, your garden is weedy!” said a bossy little five-year old. She is good at pointing out the obvious. After some much needed rain and sunshine, the garden is bursting with green, most of it weeds.
June 2, 2014 Read more
This week we will continue to talk about soil, more specifically, nutrients in the soil. I often get asked, “Why do I need to fertilize?” My response is this, if you want a healthy, productive garden, you need it.
April 17, 2014 Read more
This is where you want to get it right! With the wrong soil, your garden will struggle and you might consider throwing in the trowel and giving up. Simply put, poor soil = poor garden. We can prevent this by doing our homework now, while it’s still too cold to garden.
March 10, 2014 Read more
I learned so much about gardening this past year; perhaps, my thumb turned a darker shade of green. However, I know that no two garden seasons are the same; the weather and seasons will continue to put my gardening skills to the test, which is part of the reason I like gardening. It’s always a challenge and one can never know it all.
January 6, 2014 Read more
Sue Meggers has gardened for many reasons over the course of her life. When she was young, she gardened because her grandparents did.
I feel like I am living a version of “Tomatoes Gone Wild.” Our garden has out produced the needs of my family of five. The cupboards, pantry, storage closet, and freezer are full of garden fresh goodness preserved for winter meals, especially anything and everything tomato based.
September 30, 2013 2 Comments Read more
Mr. Cole heard about the Helping Communities Grow program for FFA chapters and thought, "my students would enjoy that." Little did he know, deciding to participate in the competition would lead to reconnecting with a classmate from over 40 years ago and so, so much more.
September 25, 2013 11 Comments Read more
"Gardens make children better, happier and more helpful" is Tracy Mendoza's motto when talking about her students and their school garden.
September 23, 2013 Read more