First harvest of 2011 at the Wednesday work party this week, on March 31st! Spinach and bok choi went directly into the food bank. Doesn’t get much fresher than that! The cold and wind continue in this soggy spring. These cloches are really helping give our starts a good start!
The fullness of spring is coming! It’s still a little cool, but great for growing. On April 9th, from 9 am – 12 noon, at the Sears House (Bayview Corner) we’ll be learning about • Crop rotation • Keeping your garden healthy by attracting beneficial insects • Using soil amendments • TOP TIPS of the month, including … More April Growing Groceries
Rain and rainbows! It’s really cold, wet spring weather, but the daylight is returning, the equinox is around the corner, and we have lots of starts that need planting! We’ve been making hundreds of starts to put out in the field- kale, chard, bok choi, lettuce and spinach. The starts we planted in the hoophouse … More Spring- here we come!
Spring Fever Garden Sale Update: VERY SUCCESSFUL! We raised $750 for the garden, and then just after we finished, a truckload of great items for sale came it! We will be at the garden selling these items on Wednesdays. Stay tuned for the new list of items for sale! Saturday, March 26th Garden tools, equipments … More Spring Fever Garden Sale
Good Cheer, together with the Whidbey Institute, is offering 7-month training in community gardening and leadership skills, from April – October 2011. We are seeking a motivated individual who wishes to gain skills for future leadership positions in the field of sustainable community gardening. This training will combine hands-on, practical growing skills in small-scale food … More Community Gardening Leadership Training
The slope next to the compost bins on the south side of the garden needed a retaining wall! Tommy Mozingo took this on as an Eagle Scout project. The Whidbey Island Garden Tour provided funding for the masonry blocks, and Tommy organized all the details of getting it done. First the edge was shaped and … More New retaining wall in the garden!
Hands-on demonstrations! Thursday morning, March 17th, from 10 am – 12 noon at the Whidbey Institute Westgarden Cary Peterson will demonstrate how to: – Make starts with seed blocks – Take soil tests and read them – Make a cloche with floating row covers Bring your questions and be prepared to be outside! Whidbey Institute: … More Growing Groceries – March classes
The sun is returning, and our hoophouse keeps the soil warmer than outside, so we decided to give it a go and plant starts. We now have spinach, lettuce, bok choi, kale, chard and peas growing in the hoophouse! But, horror of horrors, winter weather returned the end of February. Heavy snows threatened the hoophouse, … More It’s been cold!