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[…]
Companion planting was a topic we barely touched in our recent workshop. Here are 2 charts that might be helpful. .
Rotation was another topic we covered in our recent Pest, Disease and Fertility class. Rotation, moving plants to different areas in your garden each year or in successive plantings, can be helpful in reducing the build up of diseases and pests. It’s important to know which family each plant belong to because they often share[…]
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[…]
It makes my heart happy to have you all as part of the IFM family. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!
The Town of Independence is holding 2 meetings in March that will concern the development of Town Park and Downtown Independence as a whole. The first will be March 5th at 6pm in the Independence Fire Hall on Davis street. This is an informational meeting and the update of the 2013 master plan developed by[…]
I have a waiting list for another Grow More Vegetable class. If I have 5 more folks sign up, we’ll do it again on February 9 am-noon at the GLC/IFM office. Here’s the full description again. Just call or email me to register and you’ll pay at the door. This is an interactive vegetable growing[…]
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[…]