Monday, February 4, 2019

VegHeadz Garden update

Peggy and Mike make mulching fun
Cold weather has kept us out of the garden for a couple of weeks, but this week looks like great gardening weather.  Time to plant your potatoes and peas and get your seedlings started for spring crops. 

We're getting ready for spring at the VegHeadz garden with new beds under way and cover crops being chopped and incorporated into the existing beds. 

Louie Doll, our herb grower, is planting a tea garden in one of the raised beds centered by a new tea camellia (Camellia sinensis).  This is the plant from which most traditional teas are made.  It has small white flowers with yellow centers.  Leaves are plucked from the new growth and dried to make tea.  We'll also have a variety of herbs which are suitable for making tea as well as ginger and turmeric to add to our mix. 

Marie and Louie plant tea herbs in the new
tea garden

Camellia sinensis, from which most
traditional teas are made

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