No gardening hours (7/8-7/11)

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Hey gardeners! I will be heading to Ocean Isle, NC after gardening hours tonight, Monday, July 7th – and will not be back until the weekend. Therefore, garden hours will be cancelled until next Monday, July 14th. Normal garden hours will resume then! G and Ronald, two of our aaaahhh-mazing volunteers have graciously volunteered their time and energy to make sure that the plants stay hydrated while I am away – HUGE thank you to you both! πŸ™‚ That being said, we have LOTS to do in the garden today! Here is our to-do list for today – if you are free and would like to come get your hands dirty, please join us – we would love the company/extra hands!

  • Sow pumpkins, squash in front bed
  • Prep a couple of beds (weed, add leaf litter/compost) – sow okra, beans
  • Replant corn in 3 sisters bed, sow beans
  • Replant cucumbers in bed in front of kiwi
  • Transplant brussels, cabbage, kohlrabi
  • Trellis muskmelons, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelon
  • Harvest brown coriander pods, hang to dry in shed
  • Harvest chamomile flowers, dry in brown paper bag in shed
  • Harvest mullein leaves, mint, summer savory and hang to dry in shed
  • Direct seed flowers, herbs in different beds and pots around garden

With love & light,
Christine

Our German Chamomile is finally blooming! Harvest the flower heads and store them in a brown paper bag in a cool, dry place (like your shed!) so that they can dry nicely - then crush them up and use in a tea! Chamomile is high in calcium so it is a great nerve & muscle relaxant. It encourages sleep if ingested 1-2 hours before bedtime, and soothes an upset stomach. True medicine! Chamomile, fennel, and marshmallow root tea is definitely one of my favorites! If you don't like the bitterness, add a spoonful of honey and walla! Sweet dreams ;-)

Our German Chamomile is finally blooming! Growing herbs from seed is becoming one of my favorite things to do, it takes trial and error, patience, and a whooole lotta love! Harvest the flower heads and store them in a brown paper bag in a cool, dry place (like your shed!) so that they can dry nicely – then crush them up and use in a tea!
Chamomile is high in calcium so it is a great nerve & muscle relaxant. It encourages sleep if ingested 1-2 hours before bedtime, and soothes an upset stomach. True medicine!
Chamomile, fennel, and marshmallow root tea is definitely one of my favorites! If you don’t like the bitterness, add a spoonful of honey and walla! Sweet dreams πŸ˜‰

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