It has been a while since my last post, but that doesn't mean that the garden club hasn't been busy. We now have 7 new raised beds thanks to Mark Beyer Carpentry and Design, who wanted to help out with the SIS garden. They will be filled with soil this spring and will soon be home to many great veggies. I have also met with many helpful Shelton master gardeners who have given great input and advice to help make this spring a successful growing season.
The SIS Garden Club has been very busy during Flex! club meetings on Wednesdays. We have been spending a lot of time down in the workshop designing, building, and painting everything from 30' long hoop houses to garden markers, to bean poles. Check out the pictures on the projects page to see the efforts of their hard work.
The possibility for a summer garden program is also looking very promising. Please check the mail for the extended school year program offerings and sign your child up for the garden course.
Lastly, I just had a wonderful conversation with Jennifer from Johnny's Selected Seeds from Maine. She was very helpful and offered great advice and suggestions to help with the SIS garden. The garden club will soon be placing their first seed order. Vegetables are likely to include broccoli, cabbage, calendula (marigolds), kale, lettuce, beets, asparagus, swiss chard, and onions. These will be germinated indoors, transplanted to the hoop house, and eventually make their way to the garden beds. The inaugural SIS Community Garden Tomato Seedling Sale is also starting to take shape. Jennifer had some wonderful ideas and the Garden Club is excited to be offering organic slicing and cherry tomato seedlings for sale in early May. More information will follow for this wonderful opportunity to support the students of the SIS Garden Club.
That's if for now.