Yup! I can't believe it. The past week has been spectacular ,comfortable sunny days hinting at the start of fall. I'm loving it and loving my new base of operations at the Valle Crucis School. The garden seems to be loving the weather as well.
Yesterday I spent the morning staking up the tomatoes and corn which
have grown a lot and are producing fruit. The path of the sun illuminates a smaller and smaller line in the secret garden but it's still hitting most of the plants. Would love to keep things going for as long as possible so I'm working on a possible greenhouse design to
enclose the raised beds and gutter planters. If I used plastic sheeting instead of polycarbonate it could be done on the cheap. I have thirty or so red cabbage seedling potted up and have 3 varieties of lettuce also germinating. There is not much room available for them now but
hopefully at harvest time the will be ready for a second round of planting.
Has been gardening for over 20 years and has her Master Gardeners certification. She is especially interested in propagating native plants and apple grafting. She is now the After School Program Coordinator and Garden Coordinator at Valle Crucis.
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture Office
Lower Level 171 Grand Blvd
PO Box 67
Boone, NC 28608