Winding down for winter


We are winding down our program for this year, but we are not quite finished with our gardening.  Members who have fruits and vegetables in their gardens are still harvesting the fruits of their labor.   

Debbie Cannarelli had great success growing cacuzza squash; they are almost 2 feet long. Lillie Brown has grapes and watermelon still on the vine; well, they are most likely off the vine by now, and I’m sure were sweet and tasty. Several members had bumper crops of figs this year; we all made jam and some made fig vinegar that turned out pretty good. 

At the beginning of the gardening season, some members harvested rhubarb, asparagus and raspberries, all easy-to-grow perennials and a nice addition to your garden. Almost all members have a small kitchen garden with herbs, tomatoes, and a variety of other vegetables. We did have one failure. Diane Tuthill’s first try growing peanuts yielded only two peanuts. Gardeners learn from failure and we always try again.

Our annual holiday wreath, swag, or table decoration workshop is scheduled for Dec. 1 at the Sepenoski Tree Farm in Peconic. Call 631-325-1828 for more information. 

A new board will be elected this month and they will put together a wonderful and interesting program for us next year. 

A sneak preview is that we are going to be working with The Town of Brookhaven Land Management Division and the Long Island Native Plant Initiative to establish a pollinating garden.   

MBGC next meeting is at the Center Moriches Library, Nov 17, 1 p.m. As always, we invite all interested people.

Take a minute to check out fall color along and around our ponds and rivers. 


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