It has been a great gardening year here in the Willamette Valley! Spring brought us just the right amount of rain, sun, and warm days to get the garden off to a good start. Thanks to our neighbors for the hop compost we hauled in and added to the soil and for some wonderful summer weather, now our garden is overflowing with zucchini, tomatoes, corn, and lots of other tasty vegetables.
This is the fourth season the Mitchell’s and Feller House have hosted a community garden with about 10 families participating every Tuesday evening. The fun begins with some work in the garden, good conversation, harvesting vegetables and then eating a potluck dinner together. Because one half of this innkeeping duo (whose name is Arnie) has a passion for growing things, we have about 200 tomato plants (43 varieties) and enough zucchini for our community garden families plus the neighborhood except that they all keep their yard lights on and their cars locked at night!
If you happen to be a guest during this season at the Feller House, you just might find tomatoes on your breakfast plate and maybe even zucchini disguised in some yummy dish.