May a busy time for gardeners

Published 8:58 am Thursday, April 27, 2017

By Diane Salmon

Deep Roots Community Garden

What to plant in May: asparagus, basil, beets, beans, carrots, flowers, garlic, lettuce, radishes, shallots, squash, strawberries. What to harvest: asparagus, lettuce, onions, radishes, turnips.

May. Can you believe it is already here? How fast time goes.

Of course, we here at Deep Roots have many more people to thank for all the help they continue to give us in this growing experience. We especially want to thank Grady McClamrock for his wonderful use of his Bob Cat. In one evening, Grady spread as many wood chips around our Clement garden as we would have been able to do in an entire season. Thank you so very much Grady. We want to also thank, John Dzierzewski and Dave Salmon for fixing our fences at the Storehouse for Jesus garden site.

We had a wonderful Earth Day dinner on April 19. Thanks to the church’s preschool daycare children and our children’s choir program for making beautiful place mats in honor of Earth Day. The diners were impressed by all the wonderful artists we have in this community. Thank you for all of the support we had from all who attended the supper.

We had a work detail Saturday morning at the Clement garden. The workers spread wood chips, wrapped raised beds with bird netting and painted initials on the garden tools. The Clement garden is also in the process of installing an automatic watering system from Henry Johnson Irrigation Co. Eddie Mulhern, electrician, and Philip Morris are helping with the installation.

Deep Roots’ first cooking class Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Mocksville First United Methodist Church  promises to be a lot of fun. Discovering the Wonders of Kale is our first attempt at presenting a cooking class. Stay tuned for more information on our next class which will be held toward the end of May. We will send out notices on the time and place and also the menu.