Harvest Day Part 1

This weekend is the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival at Frying Pan Park. Our club will be submitting many items including some sample produce from our garden. It’s not time for a big harvest, but we were able to get some carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and cucumbers. It was great fun and very rewarding to see the results of our┬áhard work.

Carrots

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Potatoes

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Eggplant

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Careful harvesting
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Okra again

Last week we weeded around the okra and gave them some fertilizer. This is how we were rewarded.

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See their progress from last week.



Okra

Whether these are your favorite veggies or not, the plants are lovely and we can’t wait to harvest them. See how much they grew in just two weeks!

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Grunt Work

Gardening is fun, but hard work. Check out our carrots, before and after an afternoon of weeding.

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Before After

Critters in our midst

IMG_4965 When we started gardening this plot there was not a single sign of life in the soil. After weeks of preparation we finally began to see some life. Worms and similar creatures are crucial to keeping the soil healthy for our plants.
IMG_4967 This little fellow was getting some shade in the garden.

Fair Logo

Excitement is in the air! The 68th annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Farm Park Show will be held August 4- August 7 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA and the Fairfax Citty Community Club will have a booth.

The 4-H exhibits, shows, and entertainment will occur Saturday August 6 – Sunday, August 7. The Fair is full of fun family activities including rides, entertainment, contests, animal shows, and 4-H exhibits. Youth can enter exhibits in the Fair for judging and the chance to win ribbons and money.

For more specific information about this year’s fair, visit the Frying Pan Farm Park page!


Gardening this week

We’ll be gardening this Saturday July 30 from 6 – 8 pm. There’s lots to do so come on out and help. Contact the club directors for directions to our plot.


End of Year Picnic

Our 4-Hers celebrated a year of achievements with an end of year picnic at Bull Run Park. It was so much fun we pitched a tent and stayed all night!

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