Winter Prep

As the breeze blows colder and the days grow darker, activity in the garden inevitably winds down. The next two weeks will be focused on preparing the garden for winter. Today, we covered beds with row covers and hay to keep what’s alive warm, and took out the skeletons of the fall crops. We also raked leaves and put compost on our Gilmer plot. Our favorite faculty family came by again, probably this fall’s most enthusiastic and dedicated gardeners. 

Come by for the last workday of the semester: Sunday, 11/17 at 3 pm

A potluck may or may not be in the works…

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UVA Community Garden Honored by the P.U.M.P.K.I.N Society

That’s right! The UVA Garden was recognized this past month by the P.U.M.P.K.I.N. Society, one of the secret societies here at UVA. In recognition for the garden’s commitment to the wonderful gourd, the P.U.M.P.K.I.N. Society left us the intricately carved pumpkin pictured below (it’s a fancy “P” if you weren’t sure!) and letter of recognition. What an honor! Definitely one of this fall’s highlights.

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Carvin’ in the Garden 2013

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Another fall harvest, another Carvin’ in the Garden! Would it really be October without it? One of our favorite events to host and participate in, this year’s definitely didn’t disappoint. Lots of amazing food was shared, including warm apple cider and (of course) pumpkin pie, and pumpkins carved. Thanks to all who came out!

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Love and Emilia getting into the Halloween spirit! 

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The art of seduction, carvin’ style.

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Cool, indeed! 

Happy fall everyone!

 

 

 

Bye Bye, Beans

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Hello fall!

Today was just one of those fall days that makes gardening great: warm light, crisp air, and plenty to harvest. We picked the last of the beans and then pulled the plants out to make room for winter’s cover crops. After rototilling two of these beds, we planted a cover crop assortment of alfalfa and clover. We also trellised late ripening tomatoes and thinned some baby lettuce.

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Bye, for now!