Let's Get Growing!
The Spring season is off to a great start in the Children's Square Foot Garden at Reeves-Reed Arboretum
Soil has been mixed, boxes have been topped off, seeds have been sown, and seedlings are stored in the greenhouse, as we anticipate the arrival of warmer temperatures.
The Elephant Garlic planted in the fall, shows healthy signs of new growth. While harvested chives from our garden ( and its lavender blossoms) was made into a tasty edible flower spread for the Daffodil Day Festivities.
On a warm Saturday, in early April, children gathered outdoors at the Stackhouse Education Center for a gardening program, and planted purple and yellow potatoes in grow bags.
The garden is buzzing with excitement, as more and more plants are added to the squares. Beets were sown at the Garden Palooza mini camp on April 17th. And the children took home seed packets of Carrots and cucumber to plant in their very own vegetable gardens.
The cool weather crops of, spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, pansies are loving this cool spring weather, but our warm weather crops, tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants won't be planted in the garden until after Mother's Day.
So as we eagerly count down the weeks till full planting season begins here at the Arboretum, the time when we can plant all of our heat loving plants outdoors, wishing you Happy Spring and Happy Gardening! May your season be bountiful!