This September was the third year the first graders from St. Andrew’s School on Whitmarsh Island toured the Farm to gather information to bring back to their own gardening projects at school. The children garden in raised beds at school, a part of the curriculum. Nice! Future Gardeners.
A big thank you to Jane Kollman and Carol Stiles for all the work they do at the garden with the children’s programs. They are helping to establish in some a lifelong love of gardening!
1) continue to clear your plots from debris and weeds
2) add compost, manure, or fertilizer of your choice, your garden soil is ” hungry ” after the long season!
3) feed your eggplant, okra and peppers if you want them to reward you until frost
4) continue to be aware of fire ants and other pests that may have set up housekeeping in your garden.
It’s time to plant!😃
Anytime now you may get the fall garden started. I prefer to wait until the weather has moderated, usually the third or fourth week in September and after. Planting now will require extra TLC, especially watering! Now is the time to seed some green beans if you would like a fall crop. An especially nice variety is the Blue Lake pole bean, available in bulk at Hester and Zipperer. Yummo!