Despite all the rain and lack of sun, our crops at the Home Grown Garden are growing – although slowly. The tomatoes are starting to ripen, the beans are flowering and making beans, the squash has big yellow flowers, the okra flowers are stunning, and the row of wildflowers will catch your eye! Carrots, beets, onions, and basil are ready for picking and cucumbers need to be trained to climb the trellis.
In addition to picking, weeding and hoeing, we need to move our compost pile this weekend. The small amount of wood chips that are left could also be gathered and spread in a more convenient location for our picnic table.
The weather should be dry this weekend, so why not plan right now to join us from 9-11 am on Saturday. Bring drinking water and a hat and sunscreen. We have everything else you will need including leaders who will show you what to do.
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.