Tuesday, January 5, 2016
It's a new year and with it comes some lovely cool weather and the perfect chance to get outside and garden! Don't worry though, it shouldn't get too cold for our vegetable beauties :)
I was swept up in the holiday craziness with family over and lots to do, but I have definitely been tending our Deering Bay garden every weekend: feeding, trimming, planting, and weeding it.
It looks like the major harvest for the season this year will be the end of February and March.
Particularly, the Radicchio and the Tomatoes are looking really good. Radicchio looks like a purple cabbage, but it has a mild spicy taste and it will be ready to pick when the center heads are done forming.
We've also now got Arugula, Jericho lettuce, Oakleaf Lettuce, Gourmet Greens Lettuce, two different types of Radishes, and some Cabbages growing, and I will be transplanting the carrot seedlings into larger pots very soon.
I will be working in the garden this coming Saturday morning if anyone wants to stop by and say hi :) And hopefully it won't rain too hard in the morning!
Monday, November 16, 2015
|The kids painted awesome garden signs during our planting event!|
Hi All! It's Kristy :)
I just wanted to give you guys an update on our beautiful garden. (I will do my best to update the blog once a week, so check back often for new information and lots of pictures).
The veggies that the children planted last Sunday, at our Event, all look great! Thank you again to everyone who came out, participated, and helped get our garden growing. Your efforts are appreciated!
This past Sunday, I planted even more seeds.
What was planted this week:
Easter Egg Radishes
Red Meat Radishes
Purple Haze Carrots
Roma and Cherry Tomatoes
Also, for those who do not yet know, we have three resident hummingbirds that seem to love our Firebush plant (Hamelia patens). Tim and I are working on getting a good picture of them! Here is a picture of the Firebush they often visit.
|Firebush (Hamelia patens)|
Hummingbirds suck nectar from the tubular shaped flowers
Check back next week for more!
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Kristy Albury will be taking over Deering Bays vegetable garden and related events. Chef Tim will remain in the background to help her transition
Hi there! My name is Kristy Albury. I am a certified Professional Horticulturist, working at Pinecrest Gardens during the week and I am excited to also be a new gardener here at Deering Bay!
I initially studied at the University of Miami, where I received my Bachelors of Science in Communications and Art. I then continued my studies at the Miami Dade College Landscape Professional Program. I love melding together my art and my nature backgrounds, and I plan on having some fun activities for our members and families this season.
We are going to grow some beautiful veggies this year and I hope everyone will enjoy our garden and come out and be a part of the magic. :) Kristy