GRACE GARDEN – FALL AND WINTER VEGETABLES

The Grace Garden is in its third planting season of 2015. The fall and winter gardens are the most prolific of all the seasons here in Florida and will soon be abundant with autumn vegetables to fill our pantries!

After 6 weeks of solarization, the boxes are now being uncovered and planted. We have sown squash, radish, cucumber, collard greens, lettuce, flat leaf (Italian) parsley, beets and carrot seeds and have planted tomatoes, peppers and broccoli as seedlings started in the greenhouse over the summer. Look for cauliflower, more broccoli, cabbage, brussell sprouts, asparagus, artichoke, swiss chard, dill and cilantro when the weather begins to cool. The Towers, which are planted year round, will soon be flourishing with lettuce, spinach, basil, parsley, lavender and more cilantro.

We have many exciting activities happening this fall in the garden. We will host The Women’s Giving Alliance with a farm to table luncheon on October 14th featuring garden-inspired dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.

We are also very excited to be included for the first time in The Tour de Farm 2015 to be held on November 15th. This is a Slow Food USA event featuring small local farms and gardens in northeast Florida. Look for posters for this event or check out our garden page on www.jaxbeam.org for more information.

We are always looking for garden volunteers to share in the magic of growing beautiful food (for a good cause). Please call Mary Ellen Waugh at (904) 241-2326 X105 or email maryellen@jaxbeam.org for more information. We welcome everyone to come join us in the garden and get your hands dirty!