Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Plant Sale and more

I also wanted to mention that Jim Joyce donated some fruit trees to STARworks Garden! There are some peaches and Nectarines on them already!
Plant Sale on Friday went well! Hugh has a sweet set up for selling his plants - a LOT of work has gone into labeling everything and thinking it through! Hugh will be selling his heirloom tomato plants at Asheboro Farmers Market some weekends, so please consider visiting him there and purchasing some of his plants!
STARworks garden still has more plants left - lots of cucumbers, some tomatoes, basil and perennial flowers - contact me and I will hook you up!
And just for the contrast - update from the garden at home - everything has at least doubled! (and that picture was taken last week...)

Time is Chugging Along...

So much to do - so little time!
Just a quick update on what's growing in the garden...
Chamomile is blooming like crazy - I keep picking the flowers to dry them for winter teas, but can barely keep up with it!
Borage and Yarrow next to each other. Love this color combination - that happened by accident.
First strawberries - picked yesterday. We only have a few plants, so not enough to go around...
My kids ate those for dessert last night.
Foxglove is blooming! I love Foxglove! The few plants that are in the garden this year were started from a tiny seed last spring - and they made it!!! Unfortunately they're pretty much in full sun, so probably will not reach their fullest potential, but I'm happy to see just a few blooms! More Chamomile on the left, and bunch of garlic in the background.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

STARworks Garden Open house and Plant sale

STARworks Garden invites folks for an open house, plant sale and enjoyable afternoon outdoors on April 23, from 2 to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

STARworks Garden plants for sale will include perennial flowers, basil, cucumbers and more.There will also be a selection of potted herbs in pots produced by local potters. Proceeds from the plant sale will benefit the programs at STARworks.

Hugh Martin of Uwharrie Heirlooms in Biscoe will join us for this event. He has an assortment of heirloom tomato, herb and flower plants.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring is coming along

I just wanted to give you all a glimpse of my garden at home - it will hopefully supply the beets, carrots, lettuce and few other things for the CSA this spring. You can see the cilantro on the foreground and pea trellis in the background.
If you remember I talked a while ago about starting beets from seed in flats and transplanting them - well - they transplanted wonderfully! Behind the beets are 2 rows of Red Pontiac potatoes. I don't know if it will yield enough to add in your shares - I mostly planted them for next years seed...
CLose up of those transplanted beets.

Adam helped me Sunday night to haul several wheelbarrow loads of homemade compost to top-dress the beds. We didn't have quite enough for all the beds, but the rest will get leaf mulch from the woods later...