I know I told you all that The Urban Farm was done for the season, but actually there is something important going on right now that will be critical to our success in 2017. The cover crop seed I planted in November has been slowly growing and helping the overall soil health. It was very fortunate that we lucked out with lots of rain and moderate temps for the first half of winter. I go to the farm and take pics every few weeks or so. Here is the timeline in pictures:
shortly after germination, picture taken on November 29th
picture taken December 7th
some great growth so far. Picture taken January 3rd
Picture taken January 19th.
As soon as the daylight hours increase and it gets warmer, the rye will take off like a rocket, easily getting over 3 – 4 feet tall.
OSU Extension and Hocking Soil and Water Conservation District will be partnering to present a FREE workshop at Bishop Educational Gardens, the home of Lilyfest, on Wednesday March 1st from 6:30 to 8pm.
Basic techniques for starting your own flowers, herbs and vegetables will be demonstrated as well as a discussion on how to construct your own home growing environment.
Registration is recommended to ensure we have enough seating. Bring your questions and your friends. Bishop Educational Garden is located at 13200 Little Cola Rd. Rockbridge, OH 43149 (click for google map)
For more information or to register contact Rebecca Miller, HSWCD, at 740-385-3016 or Tim McDermott OSUE at 740-385-3222 or email to McDermott.firstname.lastname@example.org