Thursday, April 28, 2011

Plant A Row For The Hungry

What Is Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR)?
Plant A Row for the Hungry is a people-helping-people program to help feed the hungry in local neighborhoods and communities.
Since 1995, American gardeners have donated over 14 million pounds of herbs and vegetables to feed the hungry in our local neighborhoods and communities.
Join our campaign.

We are asking Stokes County businesses, community organizations, and individuals to join us and help with fresh food donations by adding a row in their garden for those in need and donating the extra harvest to a local food agency, soup kitchen or hunger relief organization. Or become a community PAR sponsor through service or financial support.
Take the pledge and donate whatever you can.

Kick-off Event
April 30th
At Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse starting at 9:30am

Free starter kits to the 1st 100 people to make a pledge.

Fun Gardening Facts!
A single cucumber plant can yield up to 15-20 cucumbers.
A single bell pepper plant can yield 6-8 peppers.
It’s easier than you think.

Support Plant A Row and help make a difference.

For more information contact us at Mitchell’s Nursery and Greenhouse
336-983-4107, email: or visit our website for more information.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Small Space Vegetable Gardening Demonstration

Come out in the spring to see how to put a small space to work for you at our demonstration garden. We have put in some winter and early spring plants. Our small space grows enough broccoli, lettuce, mesclun, and spinach for our family and others. Our broccoli grew 11” heads last year.

We also grow enough cucumbers, peppers, squash, and tomatoes to keep us supplied while they are in season. These vegetables are grown around our water tank and pump house in raised beds, straw bales, and a “Square Foot” garden. Come learn how to prepare soil, make amendments, and mulch plants.

We have cold hardy spring vegetables including broccoli, Russian Kale, collards, cabbage, kohlrabi, leaf lettuce (red and green), Swiss chard, mescclun mix, Buttercrunch lettuce, Romaine lettuce, and spinach ready for sell.

We also have some of our summer vegetables include pickling cucumbers, slicing cucumbers, straight neck squash, crook neck squash, zucchini, red, yellow, and green bell peppers, hot and sweet banana peppers, cayenne peppers, jalapeƱo peppers, many varieties of tomatoes, okra, egg plant, 5 varieties of watermelon, and 3 varieties of cantaloupe.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Frost warning

Don't forget to take in your tender plants tonight if you have taken any out like house plants. Or cover up any tender plants - like tomatoes if you have already set some out. Cold hardy vegetable like lettuce and broccoli will be fine without covering. Cloth works best for covering, but if you do use plastic, don't let it touch the plants.