Saturday, April 17, 2010

From Cantaloupes to Corn....A Perfect Day for Planting

15 people came out to plant on Saturday April 17. We reached our goal to plant zucchini, squash, beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, pumpkins, cucumbers, corn and potatoes. 

Next Saturday (April 24) we will plant okra, more squash, winter squash, turnip greens and more corn.

Kathy and her kids made beautiful signs for the various crops and Kathy planted corn with several new  volunteers.  Robert put the signs up and he and Dr. Bob planted watermelons and cataloupe. Richard got all the irrigation going and Patti and Jane finished planting the herb garden. Nick mowed and helped Jane and Ellen plant potatoes and Dink planted cucumbers and mowed. Matthew and Andrew planted pumpkins with their dad Peter. Becky, Susie, Amy and several other new people helped to plant various crops. Janette kept our records and led the planting of zucchini (new!), beans and squash in the top field.

All in all it was a great day with beautiful, mild weather.  We have a lot to be thankful for at the Food Bank Community Garden. 

Thanks also to Harry Corpening for his continuing efforts to get the fields plowed for planting day.  And finally, thanks to Stephen Greer, Forsyth County Agricultural Extension Agent for consulting with us on many areas of the garden work.

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