Ann, Sandy and Jane got a lot accomplished despite a misty drizzle. They harvested a nice load of carrots and beets and thinned them so that the remaining plants would have more room to grow. They didn’t plant any seeds because the soil was so wet, but they did tie up two rows of tomato plants and remove infected leaves from the bottom of the plants. The 11 pound harvest of carrots and beets was donated to Manna Food Bank.
The tomato plants are setting fruit although it doesn’t look like it will be a bumper crop. The beans are battling beetles and the eggplant appear to have lost the fight. The sweet potatoes and squash are looking good. Please join us this Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 am to harvest, hoe, and provide hope for the Home and the hungry. Bring plastic grocery bags for the harvest – we need them!
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.