9-28-17 Garden Report

Our garden is happy and our preschool friends did a great job of planting wildflower seeds. Let’s take a look….

Welcome Back Friends!

The garden had to wait to welcome back her friends because Hurricane Irma decided to delay things a bit. No worries though… we had a very successful day planting Wildflower, Zinnia, Coneflower and Black Eyed Susan seeds… We learned that plants need healthy soil, sun and water to grow strong and beautiful… We also learned…

Cover Crop Success!

The Southern Cowpeas (i.e. Black Eyed Peas) planted as a cover crop in July & August have grown quickly in all the rain of the past few weeks… Today we ‘harvested’ the first bed by cutting the plants down into small pieces… …and then spreading a little composted manure on top. Over the next few…

Back to School!

A new school year is right around the corner and our garden is ready to welcome back all our little friends. Let’s take a look and see what’s new…

Those Aren’t Weeds!

It’s summertime in our garden! The Caldium, Marigolds and herbs are still holding their own, and after the recent rains, the time is right to plant cover crops. Soon you will see our beds overflowing with what may appear to be weeds… but those aren’t weeds! They are cover crops. Our cover crop of choice…

The Final Harvest

No matter how much we’d like to hang on to these beautiful times forever, this week marks the end of a season… for both our garden and for the children in our preschool. Next week, the carrots, tomatoes, and lettuce will have been picked, eaten and enjoyed. Soon after, we’ll turn the soil and get…

Watching Our Garden Grow

It’s been about 7 weeks since the last garden video. Take a look at how our garden has grown…

New Compost Bin

Our garden has a new compost bin which will allow us to turn garden waste, fruit and vegetable scraps into rich fertile compost… And here’s a nice little video tutorial about organic composting…

Take Out for Lunch

After a fun morning in the garden with the younger kids, I decided to have some ‘take out’ for lunch… I took some lettuce out of the garden and made this…

What’s Growing?

Our Spring crops are growing nicely and the older children had a treat today… they got to harvest and eat three different types of lettuce – Romain, Red Leaf and Butter. Here are the Butter and Red Leaf lettuces… We have five nice size tomatoes on the vines… More sunflowers are growing… Florida Broadleaf Mustard…

Garden Tour

Enjoy this little iPhone video of our garden. Watch for our ‘guardian snakes’ hard at work!