little sugar creek garden

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Operating as usual

#Yesterday!!Jenelle and I put in some work yesterday weeding as well as harvesting some of left over summer crops!No nee...
10/10/2021

#Yesterday!!
Jenelle and I put in some work yesterday weeding as well as harvesting some of left over summer crops!
No need to water, all week rain too care of the soul!!
E Nadine Ford check out that fire ants mount!! WhoiihhhπŸ‘€πŸ‘€

09/11/2021

Its Fall Planting time.!!!.and Harvesting the remaining summer crops by DH and SC garden.. Jennis Jackson , Jenel and I cleaned and harvested and sowed the following Fall seeds, Broccoli, lettuce, carrots, beets, radish,kale, Swiss chard and collards!!
Harvested muscadine, peppers, radish and egg plants..Look at all this callaloo coming up that the bugs are already feasting on ..πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯
Over All!! It was the morning weather was perfect to work in!!

#TheGardensThatKeepOnGiving!!#DruidHills!#LittleSugarCreek!!
08/22/2021

#TheGardensThatKeepOnGiving!!
#DruidHills!
#LittleSugarCreek!!

Todays and Last Week Garden Haul. We had Starbucks Volunteers helping our regulars too!!
08/15/2021

Todays and Last Week Garden Haul. We had Starbucks Volunteers helping our regulars too!!

today: May 29ththank you Jennis for capturing the moment!
05/29/2021

today: May 29th
thank you Jennis for capturing the moment!

the season has officially started!
05/02/2021

the season has officially started!

Blueberry Pruning Watch Party and Panel Discussion
03/03/2021
Blueberry Pruning Watch Party and Panel Discussion

Blueberry Pruning Watch Party and Panel Discussion

Join us for a virtual workshop and learn how to prune your blueberry bushes! Join us for a short video demonstration on pruning blueberry bushes led by Research Specialist

How to Grow Food for Free in the City
03/02/2021
How to Grow Food for Free in the City

How to Grow Food for Free in the City

This is a guide on how to grow food for free or with very little money in an urban environment. I cover all the limiting factors that typically prevent peopl...

02/21/2021

another fun day at the garden..but no pictures. we were that busy!
we pruned the apple tree away from the muscadines, and shifted some materials around doing inventory.
if the weather holds clear next week, we'll resume cleaning the plots (too muddy yesterday) and hopefully get some root seeds down.
If you have tree pruning skills and tools, please let us know. We have some fruit trees that need major help!

#PerfectWorkAndCleaningUpDay!!#WeOutInTheSun!!Faith and I, we pulled weeds, and vines off the fence facing the street, c...
12/06/2020

#PerfectWorkAndCleaningUpDay!!
#WeOutInTheSun!!
Faith and I, we pulled weeds, and vines off the fence facing the street, cut back dead or dying trees and flowering plants, turned over the soil.Found an hidden pumpkin ..so harvested seeds for next year's pumpkin patch.
2+hrs..and done!

Early Morning Work and Done..DH and LSC..Harvesting the last of the crops and cleaning up..including Moving soil covered...
11/08/2020

Early Morning Work and Done..DH and LSC..Harvesting the last of the crops and cleaning up..including Moving soil covered hidden pavers ..(,No plants growing at the spot)
Up next to harvest Peanuts.
#growwhatyoueat
#eatwhatyougrow

Early Morning Work and Done..DH and LSC..Harvesting the last of the crops and cleaning up..including Moving soil covered...
11/08/2020

Early Morning Work and Done..DH and LSC..Harvesting the last of the crops and cleaning up..including Moving soil covered hidden pavers ..(,No plants growing at the spot)
Up next to harvest Peanuts.
#growwhatyoueat
#eatwhatyougrow

Special thanks to Troop 116 for building us some moveable arch-trellises today.  They will be perfect for green beans, c...
10/24/2020

Special thanks to Troop 116 for building us some moveable arch-trellises today. They will be perfect for green beans, cucumbers, and any other vining things we have planned for spring.

Cool it was..BUT we put in some work..clearing out the okras..some blocks..and harvesting the bin with potatoes..It was ...
10/17/2020

Cool it was..BUT we put in some work..clearing out the okras..some blocks..and harvesting the bin with potatoes..It was a Great day..in the neighborhood

It was A Cleaning up ..and clearing out day..Harvested the sweet potatoes, beans, kale and collards, plus pumpkin.Repott...
10/03/2020

It was A Cleaning up ..and clearing out day..Harvested the sweet potatoes, beans, kale and collards, plus pumpkin.
Repotted the ginger and turmeric so they can survive the winter.πŸ’ž

Today's weather was perfect..And so was the soil for tilling and planting..Flowers and leafy greens ..Oh..We decided the...
09/26/2020

Today's weather was perfect..And so was the soil for tilling and planting..Flowers and leafy greens ..Oh..We decided the pumpkin patch need to go..But look what we found πŸ₯°..Gonna check out good it is..when I have it cut up!!Stay Tuned πŸ™πŸΌ

Today Garden Chronicles ....DH and LSCThe temperature was just right!!Out with the older plants .Harvesting..(Cleaning u...
09/19/2020

Today Garden Chronicles ....DH and LSC
The temperature was just right!!
Out with the older plants .Harvesting..(Cleaning up) In with the new fall seeds..Lots of leafy vegetables ..And don't forget the beautiful flowers ..we took some too..πŸ’žπŸ’ž

Even on Sunday ..It's A Great Gardening Day..❀️❀️#EatWhatYouGrow!!#GrowWhatYouEat!!Okras and banana peppers too..(Forgot...
08/23/2020

Even on Sunday ..It's A Great Gardening Day..❀️❀️
#EatWhatYouGrow!!
#GrowWhatYouEat!!
Okras and banana peppers too..(Forgot to take the pics )😁

Garden ChroniclesIt was another successful day I'm the garden..Get in Early!!Get Out Early!!We Beat The Heat!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
08/08/2020

Garden Chronicles
It was another successful day I'm the garden..Get in Early!!
Get Out Early!!
We Beat The Heat!!πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Renfrow Hardware
08/04/2020

Renfrow Hardware

We have figured out the "social distancing" in-person gardening classes. We used to like to have our classes at both the farm and the hardware store, splitting time between both places. But for this season we are adjusting and staying at the farm for our 2-hr sessions.⁠⠀
We have 3 classes coming up this month! ⁠⠀
August 10th, 6:30-8:30pm : Fall Gardening Basics⁠⠀
August 18th, 6:30-8:30pm : Flower Arranging⁠⠀
August 24th, 8:30-10:30am : Fall Gardening Basics⁠⠀
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Details and registration here - https://www.renfrowhardware.com/classes
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We hope that you will join us! Several of our attendees in our two July sessions said that this was one of their first times out of the house and folks were enthusiastic and excited to experience a bit of "normalcy". It also was great to have the 2020 craziness conversations confined to the non-controversial realm of garden pests and the weather. πŸ˜‰

Garden Chronicles!!Another successful garden day of planting and reaping down before the heat, told us..It was time to q...
08/01/2020

Garden Chronicles!!
Another successful garden day of planting and reaping down before the heat, told us..It was time to quit!!
Awesome Job Ladies!

A colleague was telling me about bottle gourds.  Very nutritious, and neutral flavored so it takes on the taste of whate...
07/27/2020
Growing Gourds Part 4 of 5 - Bottle Gourds (Long Melon or Opo squash)

A colleague was telling me about bottle gourds. Very nutritious, and neutral flavored so it takes on the taste of whatever flavors you add to it. I have never had them, but he says the are popular in curries and other spicy dishes.

No complaints about pests. Apparently, they don't get many pests, so it might be an alternative to traditional summer squashes.

We show you how easily you can grow bottle gourds in your garden. Bottle gourd is an edible gourd which can be used to make both entrees and desserts. Its a ...

Garden Chronicles We had a Great Garden Day today..We Worked them plots..It was another out with the old in with the new...
07/25/2020

Garden Chronicles
We had a Great Garden Day today..We Worked them plots..
It was another out with the old in with the new kind of day.
We put down planters, herbs, cilantro, sage, parsley, leafy vegetables callaloo and baby collards.
We sowed cucumber seeds.
We harvested,tomatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, okra, lemon mint, carrots, beans, eggplants, peppers.
We did an OOOPPSSIE and pulled up the sorghums, (they were suppose to be ready in the Fall)🀦 ..Thought they were corns gone bad.🀷🀷.But we gonna make them useful and do some floral arrangements ..Sooo their living so far will not be in vein.πŸ˜‰
Mr Horsie came by to be petted, and Selma decided to go for a ride..
Awesome Sauce!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Gardeners πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

We getting ready for fall crops in August..Weeding and Harvesting..Out With the old..in with the new❀️We have some crops...
07/18/2020

We getting ready for fall crops in August..Weeding and Harvesting..Out With the old..in with the new❀️
We have some crops, to continue harvesting, /leaving to mature like melons/ tomatoes etc..Heyyy..(we have some animals🀦 snacking on the tomatoes ).
Next week we tackle LSC grow box.

Sharing ideas
07/13/2020

Sharing ideas

See how to take advantage of cement blocks

I picked these apples green before the worms, bugs and critters got to them, cut them up, dried them in a dehydrator, pu...
07/12/2020

I picked these apples green before the worms, bugs and critters got to them, cut them up, dried them in a dehydrator, put them in the freezer overnight, and ground them into semi-powder in a blender. Once they got to that point, they came close to the consistency and flavor of those pricey freeze dried apples they sell in the little bags.

I use them in smoothies, but I figure you could put them on your cereal, ice cream, in your banana/squash breads, etc.... So if you have one of those back-yard apple trees and don't know what to do with the apples, you could preserve them this way instead of them going to waste.

TodayGardenChronicles !!Harvest and more harvestingFruits+Vegetables!TheGarden'sBeenGood!!LSCLet's get an angle on this ...
07/11/2020

TodayGardenChronicles !!
Harvest and more harvestingFruits+Vegetables!
TheGarden'sBeenGood!!
LSCLet's get an angle on this grassThou!!πŸ™„

He includes summer squash on this list and says you get fewer squash bores that time of year.
07/10/2020
20 Crops You Can Still Grow In August!

He includes summer squash on this list and says you get fewer squash bores that time of year.

For those who dont know what to plant or didn’t know you could still plant anything, this video is all about the 20 plants you can still grow in August! Buy ...

After centuries of crossing by mule and riverboat, the mighty Okra River had finally been bridged.  No longer would ther...
07/06/2020

After centuries of crossing by mule and riverboat, the mighty Okra River had finally been bridged. No longer would there be the danger of tripping as you jumped across--or worse, landing on the bed itself, threatening the lives of young okra plants.

The 2020s were difficult times, yet in the midst of them, ingenuity and willpower had triumphed over adversity.

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Hi! Are there any events or opportunities to volunteer at the garden coming up?
Yesterday at the garden...
Hey y'all. COVID restrictions are still in place so no new visiters. Today we did a ton of weeding, clearing and compost refreshing for the garden. Love the raised beds! πŸΏπŸ‡πŸ¦…πŸ¦‰πŸŒ±πŸ€πŸΎ
Today, I was amazed by the work ethic of these young kids. They listened to E Nadine Ford instructions, asked for clarity and went to work on turning the plots.
Hard working farmers in the garden today; weeding, planting purple tomatoes, peppers, beginning of the squash, zucchini, snow peas, and tail end of the strawberries, asparagus oregano. Just within on the peaches, apples, digs and grapes! πŸ“πŸ₯•πŸ‘πŸŒΆπŸ‡πŸŽπŸ₯œπŸ„πŸŒΏπŸŒ»
Thoughts? Grows in zones 4-9 (we're in 8)
Happy Holidays from Little Sugar Creek Garden !!πŸŒ²πŸ€βš˜
Sweet pea blossom so fresh, more muscadines, friends under the plum tree by the spearmint, and K watering the garden! Very productive day at the garden!πŸŒΈπŸŒžπŸŒ³πŸ›πŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡
Great day at the garden! Good people and good food: muscadines, okra, cherry tomatoes, my fav purple green beans, figs, asparagus! And planting fall garden. Note: N perfecting his golf swing on the sweet potatoes!πŸ₯”πŸŒΆπŸ₯¬πŸ…πŸ₯œπŸŒ°β€πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸŒžπŸŒž
Gardening at little sugar creek on Sat. Great harvest! Gooood people!🌢πŸ₯”πŸ₯¬πŸ…πŸ₯œπŸŒ°
Y'all I don't have this FIGured out! So many figs!!!!! Should I preserve them? Make fig coconut bars? Stuff them with goat cheese and bake? #figharvest