As the temperatures begin to fall and we put our beds to rest in the month of October, we wistfully muse about what we will plant next Spring. The clover cover crop seeds that we are dropping into our newly cleaned and amended beds now will be busy this Winter capturing nitrogen in its roots.  Come Springtime, it will once again have amended the soil in our beds with the vital nutrients needed to support our next crops…whatever they might be.

Cutting, chopping and tilling in our cover crop which was planted by the 2017 volunteers seems like just yesterday.  And despite the challenges that the smoky skies over Northern California posed for agriculture this Summer and the resulting lower-than-usual harvests, it feels good to look back on the overall success of the crops.  What follows is peek at where we started and where we are now as the Warm Season crops come to an end.

FEBRUARY 2018                               OCTOBER 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to a wide variety of vegetables, the Garden was filled to the brim with beautiful flowers, birds and insects this year – and nary an aphid was found!  Enjoy…

 

Thank you for another wonderful year in the Garden!  It was such a great pleasure to work with our volunteers and also to come to know the amazing people and services of White Pony Express. This organization is responsible for rescuing and delivering over 6,000,000 pounds of food and over 500,000 items of household items since their inception in 2013 (please learn more at whiteponyexpress.org). Thank you, everyone!  We hope you have a wonderful Winter, as our beds rejuvenate, musing about what you might like to try growing next Spring in your home gardens or with us.  We so look forward to seeing you again soon in the Garden…

The Hive