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Thewhatleys's Blog – May 2009 Archive (4)

Tomatoes on the vine and more news from Grow And Share in Bunn NC

Well, things at the Bunn Sharing Garden are popping! The flowers on the tomatoes and tomatillos have made way for tomatoes hanging on the plants. We're hopeful tomatillos will soon follow.

Tomatoes hanging despite the Colorado Potato Beetles that attacked! We attacked back today with some Bonide chemicals (one of the better, hopefully less toxic ones) and hand-removal of the larva from the plants. Disappointed we couldn't find a way to stay organic... we'll have better info to be… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on May 27, 2009 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Greens growing well (turnips)

We planted a row of turnips which, at the first rain, all washed to one side of the row.

Now we have a thick, thick patch of beautiful turnip leaves. I think we are going to harvest some of the patch to eat as greens, and then after they have been naturally "thinned" by our eating some greens, we can let them all grow into turnips to eat later. (Frankie loves turnips!)

Added by thewhatleys on May 17, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Houston, we have germination!

Last Fri/Sat/Sun, we planted the two acre Bunn community Sharing Garden. Everything grown in this garden will be given away to local families and local food distribution centers. We planted some of the plants we had: tomatillos, tomatoes, and Hatch's chile peppers. We also planted seeds for radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, cucumbers, cantaloupes, peppers, beans, lima beans, peas, and more.

Yesterday (Friday), we stopped by. Basically, we babysit these two acres and go by every day!… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on May 9, 2009 at 8:07am — No Comments

TV news gardening segment with mention of Homegrown.org

A local news channel -- WRAL-TV -- came out to see our garden and talk about what we are doing with the Sharing Gardens -- getting more fresh local food available in the community.

We gave the reporter, Stacy Davis, the Homegrown.org website as one of our favorites and mentioned Farm Aid (which is how we found homegrown.org in the first place). So, she included a homegrown.org link on their website with the news story and some other resources! The story and link are here --… Continue

Added by thewhatleys on May 1, 2009 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments



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