Stop by today and pick up some fresh veggies grown on site by Boone Gardiner. We have a nice selection of veggies, harvested when you want them. Just come out and if you see something you like, we cut and harvest it right there for you. Right now we have Kale, Mustard Greens, Leaf Lettuce, Radishes, Cauliflower available for dinner tonight. Don’t forget our farm fresh eggs from our happy hens and our local honey.
Cabbage and Kale
This is Earth week. Plant your own vegetable garden at home. Save money while feeding your family, fresh organic produce that doesn’t have to be shipped across the country or overseas. If you don’ have the time for your own vegetable garden support local farmers through Farmer’s Markets or CSAs.
Join us this Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00-11:30 for the second in our Green Gardening Lecture series, The Return of the Victory Garden. Boone Gardiner’s own Holly Smith will host Tracy Missun, Oldham County Extension Agent, for this invaluable session on how to grow your own veggies and herbs at home. Tracy and Holly will cover everything from soil issues (composting, soil amendments, moisture) to organic fertilizers and pesticides, to heirloom and hybrids varieties and companion/ succession planting. This will be a great introduction for beginners as well as a refresher for experienced gardens on how to grow your own, save money, improve personal health and the health of our planet!
Come join us for a composting clinic on Saturday April 18, 2009 from 1-2:30 P.M. We will cover the basics of home composting and teach you how you can reduce waste and create a wonderful soil amendment at the same time.
Breaking New Grounds will also be here to teach us all about vermicomposting. They will have worms for sale if anyone wants to start their own colony. If you just want the finished product, we will have bags of vermicompost for you to take home.
1-1:30 P.M. – Our very own Holly Smith and Matthew Boone Gardiner will be giving an overview of composting
1:30-2 P.M. – Breaking New Grounds will be teaching us all about vermicomposting
2-2:30 P.M. – Demonstrations and Questions
We hope to see you at the garden center this Saturday!
It was great to see so many folks interested in vegetable gardening this past Saturday! Thank you to Rainbow Blossom for inviting us out to help get gardeners started on the right foot this spring. This spring we will continue to have new vegetable starts available as it gets warmer so please stop by to check out our selection. If you still have more questions feel free to leave a post on the blog or stop by one of our clinics that we will be offering at the garden center in Crestwood.
Upcoming Lectures at Boone Gardiner:
April 18th – “Composting 101”
May 9th – “The New Victory Garden”
Boone Gardiner will be at the Rainbow Blossom store in St. Matthews this Saturday, March 28 from 12:30-2:30 to help get everyone ready for the spring planting season. We are focusing this event on teaching everyone how to grow their own organic veggies and herbs at home, which will save everyone money, improve their health, and save the environment. Please click on the link for more information: