Opal Smith Garden

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Went over to rejuvenate the raised bed garden at the Opal Smith Day Center.  Turned out to be a no-go.  The box was covered with weeds and had been taken over by a fire ant colony.  I even got those little suckers in my garden gloves!

I did get a few Mini Charm grape tomatoes planted in the Earth Box, though, and left a tray of petunias for the containers.

We’ll try again next week!

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About veggiedr

Christine is an Associate Research and Extension Professor of Urban Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS. She works as the resident scientist at the Beaumont Horticultural Unit in Perry County, MS. Her research interests include urban agriculture, backyard farming, container gardening, high tunnel production, local foods, horticultural therapy, green roofs, and small farm issues. Christine is passionate about feeding people and growing farmers.

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