Youth Garden Update

June 2, 2011 3 Comments

The kids got a lot done yesterday at the Vinton Youth Garden.  Well, the adults helped, too.

I got twenty 40 pound bags of top soil to try out the Gardening in a Bag I spoke about in an earlier posting.  After planting gourds and watermelons, we covered them with mulch.

We still need to plant some pumpkins and acorn squash, so I will be getting more of the bags for next week.  We have plenty of room available. 

Gardening in a bag with mulch around to hide the bags.

Leo and Lori were helpful, too.  Lori helped move the bags of soil and wheelbarrows worth of mulch.  And Leo was a HUGE help in weeding the area under the pine trees with the hostas.  It looks AWESOME!

The hosta bed looks terrific. The mutant dandelions did their best to take over, but I think we won with Leo's help.

We also got some Cannas planted, some sweet potatoes in the ground, and the peppers caged.

We moved the picnic table to the cement slab and got the fabric on top of the pergola to help provide some needed shade on the table.

Picnic table moved... check. Canvas put on pergola... check.

Next week we will be moving some peonies that aren’t even budding (they are in a kind of pit and obviously too deep), mulching the apple trees, the next round of Garden bags and the hostas.  And possibly planting more flowers in the fourth lot.  I’ll keep you informed.

Dig it!

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  1. JK says:

    Eileen help!
    Hey we got hail and lots of it this AM, my hostas are shredded…now what do I do with them, they of course are on the north side, huge, and now ugly. Do I cut them back or leave them?

    • Eileen Loan says:

      JK… Even though it won’t look the best, I would leave the leaves alone so that they can use the photosynthesis to produce new leaves in a few weeks. Then you can cut the shredded ones out and enjoy the beautiful new growth… and hope that we don’t send another hail storm! Enjoy!

  2. JK says:

    Thank-you so much Eileen! They are looking better already as I had left them until I heard from you.
    It’s so hard to see your planting get shredded in a minutes time!

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