I just got back from watering the garden and everyone’s plot looks beautiful. Tomatoes are starting to ripen, little green beans are on the bushes, peppers are growing…it’s gorgeous! We have had some problems with the soil fertility, but most gardeners have amended the soil with blood and bone meal and other organic fertilizers. This has helped everyone’s plants green up considerably.

Tonight some gardeners will meet to try to finish putting together the remaining Phase II beds. We’re meeting at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Be sure to protect yourself from chiggers. They are still out in the grass and are nasty!
I was remiss in not mentioning the wonderful help of the cub scouts last Saturday. The boys worked like beavers to move a mountain of mulch. Thank you cub scouts.

Phase II was officially started yesterday, Saturday, May 22. Volunteers from the garden, Aldersgate UMC, boy scouts, RL Turner Junior ROTC and Keep Carrollton Beautiful helped get beds made and mulch moved. Although we could not finish the 14 beds due to the excessive heat, we made a huge dent in the process.

Look soon for more information soon for another work day to finish Phase II. Thanks to everyone who turned out to help. We’re making great progress and will soon have those beds complete.