Our “Good News Garden” is a joint ministry of St. Luke’s and St. Titus’ Episcopal Church in Durham. The garden is named after St. Phocas, the patron saint of gardeners.

In October at the Saint Phocas garden, our peppers continued to produce, but our cucumbers gave up entirely and our tomatoes are down to just a few green babies that we hope will ripen before first frost.  We tried growing broccoli and collards from seed, but found that a weekly visit isn’t enough to make sure that tender new sprouts are properly cared for so we bought seedlings and transplanted them.  They are doing very well.

We began the process of creating a third large bed.  Cardboard and compost have been laid down.  We are just waiting on a large enough crew to spread the straw and topsoil.  We’ll plant a winter cover crop on top of all of that and make plans for planting summer crops in that bed in late spring of next year.  

We are now meeting from 3:00 to 4:00 on Friday afternoons and welcome anyone who wants to join us.  If you are interested in working in the garden or in receiving food from the garden, but can’t make it at that time, please contact Mary Beth.

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