Did you miss picking and eating juicy, red tomatoes right from the vine this summer? Did you long for fresh greens and cucumbers to perk up your salads? Why not consider reserving a garden plot next year and growing and harvesting your own vegetables.
The Milbank Community Gardens encompasses 28 sections that are available to local gardeners free of charge. The City of Milbank tills the plots in the spring and keeps the grass mowed around the area during the summer. Depending on the weather, gardeners can get in the dirt as often as they like.
Janelle Kelly, of The Whetstone Valley Garden Club says, “Out of the 28 plots available this year, only six were not used for planting. Most were return gardeners and many like to have the spot that was designated to them in the past. Plots are first offered to the planter from the previous year, and the remaining spaces are given to the first interested parties who contact the ICAP office in the spring.
If you think there are two seasons — gardening and planning for gardening, don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Contact Jeanne Zeigler at the Interlakes Community Action office by phone at 605.432.6571