Early plantingAfter several days of winter weather in which temperatures dropped below freezing, the Perry Wellness Center campus looks like it is prepared to welcome spring. Many peers enjoy gardening in cooler weather, and they lost no time in cranking up the garden tiller recently. Once the tilling is completed, fertilizer is applied to the garden areas, and planting begins.

Between projected rain and supplemental irrigation, the garden areas are expected to yield an excellent harvest. A large crop of cabbage is anticipated, as this favorite cafeteria food was planted in large quantities.

“We are early with our planting, but our peers are eager!” explained Phyllis Smith, market manager. They look forward to the cycle of renewed planting and cultivation during the last days of winter.

In the photo above, Cedric Seay, left, and Kevin Mullins prepare a garden spot for late winter planting.

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