I had great fun with these contests. I hope you all enjoyed them as well. Heidi Breedlove was the clear winner of the People’s Choice Veggie creature contest with 34 votes. Her entry was a zuchinni/sunflower creation resembling a hula dancer. Congratulations Heidi! Caroline Clough’s tomato/cucumber entry received 11 votes and her watermelon entry received[…]
We miss our contests! So we are announcing 2 contests for August: the Monster Tomato contest and a new Veggie Creature contest. IFM is taking the Monster Tomato contest online. The rules are the same: it doesn’t have to be pretty or ripe, just BIG and grown by you. To enter, take a picture of[…]
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[…]
Did you save your own seeds last year? Or maybe you have seeds left over from last year or several years ago. A germination test is a great and easy way to make sure those seeds will sprout and grow. Even if you have test phobia,don’t panic-this is easy! Place 10 seeds of the[…]
It’s back. Learn to pack a 21/2 X 5 foot raised bed with a huge amount of vegetables! It’s easy to multiply by 5 so this works for larger gardens too. This is an interactive vegetable growing workshop for all skill levels. We’ll meet at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 104 Courthouse Street, Saturday January[…]
Companion planting was a topic we barely touched in our recent workshop. Here are 2 charts that might be helpful. .
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[…]
Sometimes I have a hard time thinking of what to cook. This is great resource from the NY Dept of Health that has healthy recipes in both English and Spanish! Click here to open the pdf and then click on the vegetable or fruit of your choice to view all the recipes. I clicked on braising greens[…]