This was the first year of growing in the new Tall Pines Community Garden Merrill. The individuals and families that rented a plot for their use had wonderful success this year.
The garden grew a total of 625 lbs of produce for the local food pantry. The UW-Extension Lincoln County staff planted kohlrabi, rutabaga, radishes, potatoes and carrots for purposes of donating the produce to local charities.
“We couldn’t believe how well the rutabaga grew,” said Ann Stoeckmann of the Lincoln County Healthe Department. “UW-Extension got 144 lbs out of a row.
“Next year we are looking to double the size of the garden,” she added. “The garden will have more room to plant. That also means there will be more gardening to do.”
The garden is in need of more volunteers to help with planting, harvesting, weeding and building.
“Come join us, meet new people learn more about gardening be a mentor,” Stoeckmann said.
Call or send an email to Ann Stoeckmann, Lincoln County Health Department, AStoeckmann@co.lincoln.wi.us, or phone 715-536-0307.