April Showers Bring May Flowers. In the literal sense, this proverb illustrates a lesson every child is taught in elementary school science: that plants need water to grow. But in a more figurative sense, it is a reminder that times of hardship and hard work are eventually followed by better times and rewarding results! Both meanings are appropriate for Garner Grows this month.
They say that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. The old adage usually refers to the weather, but it’s not a bad analogy for the activity calendar at Garner Grows this month!
Garner News article about the inception & growth of Garner Grows, the challenges faced during the pandemic, and what comes next for us!
THE SPICY POST: Some of us here at Garner Grows really love our peppers, especially those of us who start seedlings indoors each year. So naturally we end up with quite a few pepper plants growing.
Friends and families come together, and different cultures appreciate each other.
Vegetables, fruits and flowers are not everything at Garner Grows. There is knowledge and skills to teach and learn
Happy New Year!
We started off the year by breaking in a new fire ring. Kids were happily swarming around, playing in the branches and mulch pile between marshmallow roasting and peanut picking
Memorial day is a time of remembrance but can also be downtime to enjoy with friends and family. If either or both of those is scarce, come to your community garden and make your own
Cool season at the garden is my favorite garden time. Mosquitoes and ants are minimal and it is not as uncomfortable. See what events we have to look forward tp next!
If you miss a couple of weeks at Garner Grows Community Garden, you can miss a lot! Catch up on the news about rabbits, a mother hawk, praying mantises and bats, and what they have to do with the garden.
Blackberries are in season! Every few days we pick another 4-6 quarts. Red raspberries are also in season, but not as prolific. Blueberries and wineberries may be ready in a month. “The sweetness of the fruit is in the strength of the root.”
We are a community garden who want to grow a variety of fresh produce, as well welcoming ornamentals to dazzle passersby. We embrace people of all ages, stripes, abilities, etc, to visit and take part in the garden.
With temperatures barely 40 and a wind too strong to have a warming fire, our brave and hardy gardeners took home some of the first of spinach, parsley and kale
I would say that we are about to begin our spring growing season, but as warm as it has been all winter, we just kept growing! Right now we are harvesting lots of greens for salads