Friday, June 14, 2013

News from the Edible Landscape Demonstration Garden

This past week's rainy weather has encouraged plenty of new growth in the vegetable demonstration garden at the Horticulture Center. The various beans -- bush and pole, shelling and string -- have sprouted and their growth can be measured daily in inches. There are small fruits on some of the pepper plants and the tomaotes have reached the first cross pieces on their teepee supports. The grapes that were transplanted in the early spring have grown at least three feet and will soon cover the arched arbor.

Eldredge Ragsdale hard at work

Many of the spring crops including the various lettuces and radishes have been harvested. Various beans and other summer vegetables have been planted in their place. The bush cucumbers are two inches high and will soon be climbing the space-saving trellises.

Visitors to the garden have been signing-in at the information box and taking the educational hand-outs home with them. Stop by and see us anytime you are in the neighborhood!

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