Garden & Farm Briefs

June 10, 2018

Two students receive scholarships from Garden Club of Millsboro

The Garden Club of Millsboro announce the recipients of this year’s scholarships are Natalie Plambeck and Trevor Collins from Sussex Central High School. Both students will be continuing their studies at the University of Delaware. Plambeck will be pursuing a degree in animal science, and Collins will be pursuing a degree in landscape architecture. Club members wish them the best in their future endeavors. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must be a senior who resides in the town of Millsboro with plans to attend a two- or four-year college with a major in horticulture or a related field of study. To apply, a student should submit a copy of the college acceptance letter and a brief statement of 50 to 100 words, to the guidance office of Sussex Tech or Sussex Central high school.

Free soil testing available for Sussex County farmers

The Sussex Conservation District is offering Pre-Sidedress Nitrogen Testing free of charge to Sussex County crop farmers. The PSNT is a spring soil test that aids in determining the nitrogen required to meet an expected crop yield. Corn fields that have received an application of animal manure are excellent candidates for PSNTs. Farmers should contact the district when their corn crop plants have reached a height of 4 to 6 inches. It is important to soil sample at this stage of corn growth in order to get an accurate recommendation of nitrogen needed prior to the plant increasing its uptake of nitrogen. To schedule a test, call 302-856-3990, Ext. 3.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.