During the month of December the weather fluctuated from 80’s to the 32’s F. This last dry spell of frost damaged the tomatoes, quiano, marigolds, radishes, squash; however, the artichokes, lettuce and apple trees thrived. As brown and lifeless as the garden may look currently, January will bring hope to all new seeds and transplants.
As in all life winter is a time for rest for some and we must respect the ways of nature.
Enjoy the Holidays and welcome in a bright New Year.
Middle of November and what do we have but Strawberries and Raspberries to sell. As a fundraiser for the garden Driscoll and Edward Porrez donated berries for the garden group “B” to sell. Here are some pictures of the event. Over $270.00 was raised. Also sold were homemade cookies, which went like hotcakes.
Mr. and Mrs. Blue Bird had their babies. With waxworms supplied by Pets Mart the new parents are actively feeding their young. Born roughly May 21st, the cheeping can be heard when one places their head near the birdhouse and knocks “hello”.
The corn is growing by the hour and the rhubarb’s leaves are forming to be large, green, almost heart shape globes.
An interesting application was done by two groups of Mrs. Van Allen’s 5th grade science class. Molasses was mixed with water in a hand pump sprayer and applied to the strawberries and corn. “Slow as Molasses.” was a quote by one of the students. Well, the lesson was what is good for us can be good for the plant. Molasses is high in Iron, Nitrogen, Potassium and Sulfates. So, the strawberries had their morning syrup which made the kids hungry and ready for pancakes.
Now tell me are these young people the smartest and cutest things you have ever seen?