The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Wahkiakum Community Garden Update for 2015


November 12, 2015

The gardening season is now over. Our local Community Garden is into clean-up mode, and we are putting the garden to bed for the winter. The garden gang thanks all the gardeners, volunteers, and contributors for their help and support. This year the garden donated 1,540 pounds of fresh, seasonal vegetables and herbs to our local food banks. This included cabbage, carrots, kale, broccoli, beets, lettuces, cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash, green beans, tomatoes, Swiss chard, Walla Walla onions, parsley, oregano, chives, and possibly others. Oh yes, zucchini, of course.

The individual gardeners also had a successful year. One exuberant gardener planted okra, and lo and behold, one plant matured an okra pod which she immediately took home and prepared and ate. She was very proud as okra is not really a plant that grows well in the wet Pacific Northwest.

The garden looked really good especially in August when the Woman’s Club included our gardens in their Home and Garden Tour. A few tourists from out of town took lots of pictures to share with their own community gardens.

So now we all can turn our attention to the up-coming holidays, but, WAIT! are those the 2016 garden catalogs arriving in the mail? It is time to settle down on a rainy winter's night dreaming about what could be and what might be planted in our gardens next year. Try something new or a different variety plus order those old standbys that always do well.

If you are interested in having an individual garden plot next garden season, contact via email Winnie Lowsma, or Joyce Orr, to get on the list to be assigned a plot.


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