Tuesday, January 5, 2016

1/5/16 Post #2

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!

Happy gardening!!!



Monday, November 16, 2015

Weekly Update #1

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
Bunching Onions 
Purple Haze Carrots
Swiss Chard
Roma and Cherry Tomatoes
Oakleaf Lettuce 
Giant Marigolds

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

Garden Planting

Today's Garden planting went well , Thank you everyone for all the help !  Our garden fresh  produce should show up on our Salad bar  in about 7 weeks.   And our annual garden harvest will be in mid February..

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Introducing Kristy Albury

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 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Closed for the season

Our growing season has come to an end. Thank you every one for all your help and support 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Flowers

Our  Garden season is coming to a close , But our flowers are in full bloom.  We normally close the garden in mid April so enjoy the last couple Garden fresh salad bars  

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Garden Harvest

This young lady  found the purple carrot patch 
Our members  are   starting  to arrive  around 9:30 am

Harvest time

Tuesdays salad bar should be great 

Great turn out this year 

Mrs. Kalstone and her grandson found the purple carrots 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tomato Harvest

                                       We are finally seeing some "fruits of our labor" . We have 10 healthy tomato plants at the garden and they have just started to produce. Varieties include; Gold Nugget, Sun Gold, Yellow Cherry and Black Cherry  the plants are producing about 6 pints a week . Make a reservation for lunch and check out the salad bar !

Friday, December 26, 2014

First Harvest

Looks Good !

Make a reservation for lunch 

come early for best selection ;=)