Home Grown Garden Update

Dear Volunteers,

The garden is growing nicely now that the rains have let up some and temperatures are getting a little warmer. We have been harvesting peas and lettuce for a couple weeks now. The tomato plants that Ann grew from seed are looking healthy and husky and are so awesome that they need to be contained in cages. The challenge it to build a an effective but cost-efficient system. We are open to your ideas – we have 60 tomato plants to trellis!

The sweet potato plants are in the ground but there are still seeds to be planted. There is always something that needs to be done and your hands and strong arms are always welcome.

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Directions to the Home Grown Garden at Black Mountain Home

From Asheville, take I-40 East to Exit 59, Swannanoa. Turn left at the traffic light, and then right at the next light onto Highway 70. At the next traffic light turn left onto Whitson Ave and then right at the stop sign onto Old US 70. Follow this road for almost 2 miles to the next traffic light. Turn left onto Lake Eden Road. Look for the Garden sign before you get to the main entrance of the Home and turn right into the lower fields area near the stone silo.

Reminder: There is no bathroom at the garden. Please bring your own drinking water. Wearing a hat and sunscreen is a good idea, too. We have tools but you might want to bring gloves.