Tomatoes and mosquitos!
Last week we were thrilled to welcome a group of keen young gardeners to the farm. The South Simcoe 4H Garden Club is part of the 4H Ontario organisation which aims to involve children and youth in rural activities. I always get excited when kids take an interest in gardening, so the evening was as much fun for me as it was for the kids!
We started with a ‘round the world’ tour of the greenhouses and I explained our growing methods and the greenhouse equipment. We talked about how to read plant tags, learnt about pests and biological pest control, learnt the difference between annuals and perennials and how to choose plants to create a mixed container planting. The members then selected a Tomato variety and potted it into a deck planter to grow for the season at their homes. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining this fantastic organization and one of the many local clubs, see this link for more information. I am looking forward to seeing photos of your Tomato plants, kids! (And I hope you are all recovered from your mosquito bites!)