In Georgia, our weeds are persistent growers year round. When we clear our plots for the summer though, or between seasons when our veggies are not growing, weeds spread, multiply and celebrate! That’s one of the reasons to plant a cover crop or spread some helpful mulch to the soil. One of our farmers sent me photos of some of the rascals that are common in our gardens and need to be pulled before their spreading roots take over. So be vigilant, stay on top of the weeds and when you see one, pull three!
Summertime tips for garden success:
Be vigilant, the army worms and other pests are about!
They can be treated with BT available at Hester and Zipperer, or Captain Jacks Bug Juice available at Herb Creek. Both need to be reapplied after rain/ watering. Neem oil is a good organic alternative.
To those who have sweet corn, the first farmer has been robbed by the squirrels! If your corn looks ready, pick it otherwise the squirrels will!
As always, keep your garden free of weeds and diseased debris, this can be a breeding ground for pests and more disease.
Lastly, feed your plants as needed. Frequent watering causes the nutrients to leech through the soil.
Present: M Welsh, J Kollmann, C Adler, B Rogers, M Hahn, M Hughes
Absent: J Tyson
On May 1st we had 26 visitors from the Presbyterian Preschool Program. A fun garden discovery tour with Farmers Jane, Carol and Jill was the first order of business! Following the tour a picnic in the pavilion 😊. To top off the field trip, the children potted a plant to give to Moms for Mothers Day. A good time was had by all!
Board Meeting May 3, 2017
Present: M Welsh, J Kollmann, C Adler, M Hughes, M Kahn, R Hinz, R Cunningham
Absent: B Rogers, J Tyson
Skidaway Farms is a Georgia Non Profit and a Federal 501(c)3 corporation.
Present: M Welsh, J Kollmann, C Adler, R Hinz, M Hughes, B Rogers, J Tyson, R Cunningham. Absent: M Kahn Continue reading Board Meeting Minutes, April 12, 2017
The 2017 Skidaway Farms Spring Festival
Come join us for an evening of great food and fun and show your support for Skidaway Farms
Dinner in the garden at Skidaway Farms
Sunday May 7th, 4:30-7pm. Continue reading 2017 Spring Festival!