Thursday, April 19, 2012

first harvest

Today we got to enjoy our first meal supplemented with garden veggies - BLTs with freshly picked lettuce.  YUM!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

we need plants

So, our seed starting experiment was a bust.  We got some tomato starts that grew very tall very fast, so the stalks couldn't support the leaves.  The pepper seeds never started.  We think we should have packed the soil into the tubes better.  Lots of lessons learned, though!

Now we need plants to fill our garden.  Please check out our "help us grow" page to get updated needs.  Your donations are greatly appreciated!

And not all was a loss with our seeds - we are going to have a great harvest of lettuce and radishes soon.  Pictures are forthcoming!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

our green st. patrick's day

Today, five youth spent their Saturday clearing debris from the gardens and planting our first round of veggies - lettuce, peas, radishes and carrots.  We can't wait until this patch is covered in green!

Friday, March 2, 2012

spicing things up

Six youth from Cary Home programs started growing tomato and pepper seeds this past week in anticipation of our biggest vegetable garden yet.  They used a technique similar to the one described here. We'll let you know how it works for us.

They were especially interested in growing peppers - the hotter the better.  Looks like we're due for some spicy meals this summer!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

thank you, bennett's greenhouse!

Today Bennett's generously donated hundreds of dollars worth of fruit, vegetable, herb and flower seeds.  We can't wait to get them in the ground! Thank you to Bennett's for supporting Cary Homegrown and the youth of Tippecanoe County!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

let's grow

It may be covered in snow right now, but we know in a few months our garden will look like this again!
For the past few years, the youth in programs at Cary Home have worked with staff and community volunteers to grow a small kitchen garden of vegetables and herbs.  Each year we have been able to add more space for plantings and increase our harvest - and we think this will be our best year yet.   We hope you'll check back often and watch our garden grow.