We had a fantastic garden workday on Saturday to start cleaning up the garden and preparing for fall planting. Volunteers helped pull weeds, mulch the strawberry patch, remove the finished squash and sugar snap peas, transplant pumpkins and plant new peas – whew! Jessie (another volunteer) also graciously returned on Sunday to plant some radishes and more spinach.
Over the next few weeks we will begin to plant several varieties of beets, carrots, lettuces, chard, and other greens. We will primarily order seeds from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange (http://www.southernexposure.com/index.html), a seed company located in Central Virginia. They offer many heirloom and organic varieties to choose from. We would also like to put in some onions and garlic in October as the weather cools.
We also always welcome any seed or vegetable start donations for planting in the garden. If you would like to make any donations, or just join our email list feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.