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Library staff and Square Foot Garden Foundation members setting up gardens

Garden Growth

The very first St. Andrews library garden is growing up! Staff planted carrots, onions, radishes, and Swiss chard to get the early spring season swinging. In April, we planted squash and zucchini. We partnered with the Square Foot Garden Foundation to plant a "spaghetti garden" with everything you'd need for homemade spaghetti sauce, a second neat garden with pole beans set to climb some corn, and a sweet little strawberry garden. Intermixed across the gardens are herbs, flowers, and various veggies. Master Gardeners from the Clemson Extension Service also presented a program on how to start a garden, with lots of helpful hints.

We are extremely excited about the opportunity to teach YOU about growing your own wholesome food! Gardening is for everyone - bring the family and wander across our back field to take a look. (Just don't remove anything, please!) If you're lucky, we'll have some fresh samples of radishes or other produce in the building. Teens will have the chance to join a new weekly garden club this summer - check it out! Call us at 772-6675 if you're interested in signing up.

~ Sarah


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