Skidaway Farms Update

By Linda Dillard
Skidaway Farms

It’s spring, and the activity at Skidaway Farms is abundant! We are busy harvesting our winter crops, tilling the soil, starting plants from seed, and kicking our mild winter to the curb!

Bring out the hoes, shovels, and rakes. The seed catalogs have dog-eared corners. We frequent Zephyr’s, Herb Creek, Lowes, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, champing at the bit for the moment they have spring plants to purchase.

Every diligent “Farmer” knows our first activity is amending our Georgia soil with Mushroom Compost, Cow Manure, and additional garden soil every turn of a season. This promises a head start on a successful garden. We know that all plants get everything they need from the soil except sunlight and carbon dioxide, so having good soil is the cornerstone to successful farming.

Yes, we are a rare breed of folk. We get excited about configuring our plot to produce the ultimate product we can get out of an 8’ x 10’ space. Some of us use graph paper, some just plant at will, and some use spreadsheets and track what they previously planted, noting results and paying attention to rotating crops. Savannah has more than 268 frost-free days that offer us nearly a year-long growing season.

Bottom line to each “Farmer’s” intent at Skidaway Farms is our love of seeing what “we” each can grow, learn what could have made it better, and remember what we will not plant again. Additionally, we all are ready to share what we did to produce that perfect tomato, broccoli, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers, and brussels sprouts.

If you are interested in joining us and love the dirt under your fingernails, contact me (skidawayfarms600@gmail.com or 912-200-3158)  or email Farmer Jane Kollmann (gardenher52@gmail.com). We are happy to help you ease into becoming a farming addict like all of our “Farmers” at Skidaway Farms.

If you are just not sure you can develop a “Green Thumb”, we will help you decide. Please join us at 1 p.m. on February 17 at Skidaway Farms Pavilion for a FREE, Beginners Farming Class.

Let’s get Farming!

Upcoming Skidaway Farms Events

  • February 17 -  Free, Beginners Farming Class - 1 p.m. at Skidaway Farms Pavilion
  • February 21 - Skidaway Farms Board Meeting - 4 p.m. at The Landings Club Office