It’s almost planting time!

We talked about using the broad fork for bed preparation in our “Grow More Vegetable” classes. Here are some pictures I took last spring.  Mid to late March is the time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside.  The row cover is handy in case we get a cold snap. The large[…]

Soil test results and using the fertilizer calculator

Here’s a review of some of the information we just covered in our Pest, Disease and Fertility workshop Saturday February the 23rd.  We discussed soil testing, understanding what the results mean and using the calculator to change the recommendations given in pounds per acre to whatever size your garden might be.  There’s still time to[…]

We need your letters of support for Town Park

The Town of Independence is applying for funding that will include Town Park. If you are so inclined, please send a letter of support to our Town Manager Reid Walters BEFORE the end of February. Here are all the details and thanks! Independence is applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the Virginia Department[…]