Gardener Story: Andrew Presnell

Gardener Story: Andrew Presnell

Gardener Story: Andrew Presnell Hello! This is year two for the Presnells with Build It Up. We continue to learn more about our garden and how to keep it going. In the new year, we have added four more raised beds to our garden. We now have four 3ft x 10ft beds and...
Gardener Story: Hannah Kiger

Gardener Story: Hannah Kiger

Gardener Story: Hannah Kiger The Build It Up program came into my life at a crucial moment. I suffered a miscarriage in December 2020, so I came into the spring feeling emotionally and physically broken. I think because of the miscarriage, I felt both a compulsive...
Gardener Story: Justin Delp

Gardener Story: Justin Delp

Gardener Story: Justin Delp           This was our first year doing a garden and while it has had some hardships, we have absolutely loved it. There’s so much we’ve learned throughout this experience, like de-weeding early and often, putting fencing up to keep the...
Gardener Story: Paula Butcher

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher WOW this year has flown by. It is my second year working with Build It Up and I was excited to expand on what I learned last year. Last year I used landscape fabric to keep my weeds at bay and decided that was my best option this year...
Is My Melon/Squash Ripe Yet??

Is My Melon/Squash Ripe Yet??

Is My Melon/Squah Ripe Yet?? Cantaloupes:  Cantaloupes are generally pretty easy to tell when they are ripe.  First, many cantaloupe varieties will turn from a dark green to a much paler color (off-white, yellow, pale green, etc. it depends on the variety).  Second,...