Urban Farm Updates, May 10th, 2018

Urban Farm Updates, May 10th, 2018

Fun on the Farm!

Did you know? Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Almonds, Raspberries and Strawberries have one thing in common?! They are all members of the Rose Family! Neat, huh?!

What’s Growing On?

Grapes have been planted around the posts of the Pergola.

It has been yet another insanely busy week, with the summer weather rolling in! It is kind a strange phenomenon, having to water the whole garden every day, again. The fall, winter and spring have been so wet thus far, that only an occasional, supplemental watering has been necessary. We dug some holes around the posts of the Pergola and mixed in some BlackKow compost, and transplanted the grapes around each post of the Pergola. Cat was kind enough to install some eyehooks and wire trellis guides around the posts last week, while I was on vacation, so the Grapes are all ready to start reaching for the top of the Pergola. We have 6 different varieties of grapes planted around the posts of the Pergola, 2 Black varieties, 2 Red varieties and 2 Green varieties. I also planted two Grape Vines along the “Green Railing” of the Hillside Garden; these Somerset Grape Vines will grow up and over the railing, that doubles as a natural trellis system. I am excited to start seeing grapes on these vines over the next 2 years or so.

Making progress on the Hillside Garden

Speaking of the Hillside Garden, the space is all shaped out and all of the stepping stones have been strategically placed; now we are simply awaiting additional Composted material to top dress, before seeding the garden and watching it grow! I am excited to see what this 600 square foot garden looks like when it is all planted!

Luke’s herbal tea garden and Cat’s Salsa Garden are growing strong!

Cat and Luke’s raised garden beds are coming along nicely; the plants shooting upwards with the onset of warmer weather. It has been so much fun watching my Wofford students plan out and plant their little garden beds, and take ownership over them. There are so many possibilities of what to do with a 4ft x 8ft raised bed, and yet they had little trouble determining what they wanted to do with their space and how they wanted to design their individual gardens.