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Here is our teaching garden to-date. You can see near the right side of the photo the newly planted rows of sweet and spicy peppers. It’s a full veggie garden now!

Here is our teaching garden to-date. You can see near the right side of the photo the newly planted rows of sweet and spicy peppers. It’s a full veggie garden now!

We had a great group out on 6/13. Here they are with a couple of LACBG staff in the teaching garden completing a portion of their service project with us. Here they are weeding out the area that our tomatoes will be transplanted. They weeded the vegetable garden, herb garden, kentucky native garden, and turned all three compost piles. The amount of work they did saved us WEEKS and we are very grateful for their service.
During the great weeding, we also found about a dozen volunteer tomato plants already in the tomato area!

We had a great group out on 6/13. Here they are with a couple of LACBG staff in the teaching garden completing a portion of their service project with us. Here they are weeding out the area that our tomatoes will be transplanted. They weeded the vegetable garden, herb garden, kentucky native garden, and turned all three compost piles. The amount of work they did saved us WEEKS and we are very grateful for their service.

During the great weeding, we also found about a dozen volunteer tomato plants already in the tomato area!

Here is our vegetable garden to-date with hay and newspaper interspersed. The right side of this garden has been reserved for our peppers, which will go into the ground within the next week or so. The back portion is reserved for our tomatoes, which will also be joining the teaching garden soon!

Here is our vegetable garden to-date with hay and newspaper interspersed. The right side of this garden has been reserved for our peppers, which will go into the ground within the next week or so. The back portion is reserved for our tomatoes, which will also be joining the teaching garden soon!

Still preparing…

Today, I weeded and took some more black plastic out of the vegetable garden. There’s an area to the left of our compost demonstration area that has always been an eyesore. It’s always been a mix of mulch, reindeer hay, weeds, and rocks. Today, I tossed the mulch pile and took most of the weeds out of it that had accumulated from last year. I’m also trying to work the reindeer hay into our compost now to get rid of it slowly. I’m hoping to have this area clear and useable in a couple of weeks

In addition to weeding, I hung all of our hand tools for students on the inside door of our new gardening shed. I still need to come up with a system to keep the doors open because they like to close when a gust of wind comes.

Today, the plants were moved to an area of the education building deck that is exposed to direct sunlight for a greater part of the day. I’m hoping to keep them there over the weekend in preparation for the transplant on Tuesday.