Thursday, July 06, 2006

At The Ranch, Orange County Fairgrounds

(Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, WPA Poster Collection)

Good morning, Growers!

I thought you might be interested in a small vegetable garden that I'm working on together with Janis Parkinson and Charles Arnold at The Ranch, at the Orange County Fairgrounds. If you happen to visit the Orange County Fair this year, please stop by. We're growing tomatoes, eggplant, bush beans, bell peppers, and cantaloupe through an arrangement with the Fair, on two 12' x 12', adjacent plots.

Of course, in the Demonstration Gardens at The Ranch, near the green painted chuckwagon, there are two giant pumpkin vines! One of them already has a volleyball-size fruit on it, which should be a basketball-size fruit by the time the Fair opens this Friday!