Monday, September 27, 2010

Hereford Garden Almanac

27 September 2010

This is a weekly update on Hereford mini-farm happenings.

A lot has been done over the last week. We continued clearing the summer carnage, trying to keep the garden alive, and planting the fall garden. Thankfully, we are, as I type, getting the cool refreshing rain that we have need for the last 6 weeks.

We had a good work day Sunday. We cleared and planted, repaired the greenhouse covering, and had a lot of fun picking cotton. You should check it out. We also built an awesome raised bed for Child Development behind Taco Bell on Emmett Street. It is 7.5’ by 2.5’. There are pictures of it on the blog. It will be used by preschoolers to experience the wonders of planting things and watching them grow. The kids will plant beans indoors in cups, and then transplant them outside in the raised bed a couple of weeks. We will also plant some greens (like spinach and kale) that will last throughout the fall.

We will have a work day this Saturday from 2:30 – 5:30 to make the final preparations for the garden tour that is this Sunday, 10/3.

The bicycle garden tour is coming Sunday October 3rd so be sure to drop by for snacks and a visit from the touring group. The cycling group should be at our garden by 1:30 or so. When the tour is over, join everyone for a community time of food and fun at Slow Food.

Take good care and keep it fresh; keep it local.

-Jim Durand

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