Ohio River - Urban Garden | Catlettsburg, Kentucky | Part 4
In. 1937. 22. Feet of water stood. Over these, raised beds, I. Asked. Angie, what. Was that earthen, wall, she. Said it's holding, back the Ohio River I said. I have to see this. Ashland. Was, home to no less than five Native, American, groups when. Scots-irish, settled. There in 1783. Iron. Deposits. Were discovered in, Ashland, in 1800. Which, led to an influx of, industry, over, the next two, centuries. The. Ohio River, is a massive. Waterway, nearly. A thousand, miles long. For. Centuries iron. Coal, and petroleum have. Made their way up nearly 200. Miles of, the Big Sandy and into. The mighty Ohio, bound. For destinations. Across the, eastern, United States in. 1937. Everybody. Along, the Ohio, and, Mississippi rivers. Knew. What was coming, but. They couldn't stop it it's. Been called the Great, Flood the flood. Reached its high point of seventy, four point three feet, On January. 27th. In. 1938. Congress. Authorized. Ashland. For, the Flood Control Act. However. It took, two more floods in 1943. Before. Work began, in 1949. The. Ashland, Catlettsburg. Flood, wall system, features, thirteen thousand, five hundred and thirty feet, of reinforced. Concrete dike. Seven. Hundred and seventy, seven feet of earth levee. Six. Pump stations, and seventeen. Traffic, openings, through the wall it was. Completed, in 1953. Robert. Deferred, one of the most prolific and, successful, muralists. In america, painted. The nine original murals. With. The interconnected. Goals of, historic. Preservation. Education. And economic. Development. Flooding. Along the Ohio it's really not that uncommon. As. We turned to the car I spotted. An amazing, garden, across the road and ran over to investigate. It. Belongs, to Judy, Fannin, locally. Known for, her gardens her, cookbooks, and her. Generosity this. Is a northeaster. And it's. Very it's. The best food I've ever had, no, strings, all you do is take the kids like this, and. You get five or six pieces I mean mm-hmm. Cook them just like half, riders, listen, bacon grease and a ham hock and. Onion. Pepper. And add salt at the end and, they're. Great and I used to grow feathers, and. Three. Ocular. Beans these so. Just these and, why. Did you switch because no, string no. Just cause they're so tasty oh. This. Is a much better feed it tastes like it's. Very hard to find only, I think it's Johnny's selected seeds and, you, have to get a very early good because it's sell out but. Uh keep on being a watch. -. They're. Just not good. At it. These. Are, potatoes. Okay. They're all this. Is a white. White. Sweet potato which is what I love, candy. Sweet potatoes and I have recipe, books I'll. Have to show you my recipe okay. Maybe it could be a plug for those, yeah I've got some daddy I'll give me one so. This is the meter. You've. Heard of Beauregard. Yes. Henry. And. It's. Almost a white woman Beauregard. Is not it's, not a these, are sweet potatoes not, games. This. Will give me and that's, sweet potatoes, for the whole town for. The whole what County. I made, this oh this would be but. We pick these up people, and someone. Will be this bit ghetto. And. What, will you do the is giveaway oh wow one. Year by church the, youth group got these a little bit and. They raised, $400. They. They. Sold, them they, made a sweet potato cookbook, and it's online on Etsy it's, a juke cook of GE fanuc and there's. A sweet potato cookbook. And the. Young people at church. Helped. Me dig a mince ultimate, Church tell me the difference between a white the, white southern. White sweet potato and them is those real. Dark orange, they're. Kind of mealy, I. Don't. Know how they're, starting their fabrice yeah stringy, and. The. White sweet, potato is. Dense, like a, white. Potato really, but. It's a sweet potato and. It's. Marvelous my, mother-in-law. Cooked, them made the candies with the Davis sweet. Potatoes, I know you know this are going all over the world every. Country and. Probably. You're. The best vegetable, that, we could ever eat to. Be honest with you including. The leaves do you eat the leaves oh you can oh yeah they're wonderful yeah but, I didn't know they bloomed it so this year this, women I don't remember member blooming in the past yeah, you put the sweeper the leaves are marvelous, usually. My peppers are not doing this well are we in the season, the leaves fall off but they're doing pretty good, the. Only green, ones I have are here so nobody I don't let anybody else pick them see. I'm getting number this. Is a jalapeno, this, may be its emit this is a Pomona. I've. Got yellow orange. Purple and red I've, already picked some purple. But. I can't pick him yet returned, and I've got about eight, kinds of cucumbers, somebody.
Watered, When I was gone and they got some water on the leaves you cannot use city water to, water vegetables so, I was sick I was out of town for two weeks oh this. Is. Love. Okra. This. Is, regular grow and now had a whole row of the grid open, but only these three, came up so. I didn't, even know those three are coming up so I plant it they put it but, they like to be sheltered, by the open you know nothing, likes potatoes. White. Potatoes have, blue potatoes. So. You can, ever plant, those with anything else or you'll kill them and. This. Is a little flower bed, there. Goes cosmos. Disease, that's, kale, is. It late for kale yeah Morty cook to missus but, I'm just leaving it up for the show know. If this will be good good, yeah ko actually, will survive, the heat pretty well here yeah I was. Gone and, we had planted another wrong there it goes, and the, marigold seeds may come up. Like. This is not fair. Like. Five, or six years you, know if you don't cut, it but it's is high, then. It goes to asparagus, for that it's still coming up inside, one, right I don't have my knife I'd better. Move. The waitress mark and there's two there will cut you. See those two there that, little beef about right by tomorrow here's a note and, you cannot, cut. This phone. Down wait, till the. Last thing. The. Asparagus firm you cannot be trimmed back. You. Can't hit him before. They. Are, finished with their cycle because if you cut them too early then, asparagus, won't come back or if it does it'll be really weak because, it start in. Not. This year no well. It. Takes years to get it goes yellow squash and zucchini I. Just, picked I'll wait till tomorrow so you got some mildew no I do too, late, too. Late to spray some they'll do before it ever appears, and I, fight it with my dahlias and seniors, and. Flocks. In your flower gardens, so, there's a spray can. What's, the name of the spray you use the. Mildew. Nice. Mix of it see it's already hit this is it's too late I told us so. Do you just cut the leaves that have the mildew and and I've never had it this early but, that might be a good idea huh. These. Are my sunflowers. I'm. Gonna plant another row I gotta go out and here's, my boards, now look what what, all the last few years at. My flower gardener that, behind. Lexington, I've grown. The. Gourds, last. Year the deer a everyone. When. They're about this high yep so. I moved them down here and. Because. You've got a fence around this whole thing there's no deer here there's where one tracks over there and then a highway, I've, never seen a deer down here ever they. Couldn't, jump this but they could jump the whole day, this, is Kim Jenkins, I already, told her you're a babysitter. For her family, what. Is your role in this garden, I designed. It originally. Yes she did because, my son wanted to learn how to. So we designed this party, because, my grandfather. Had. Been a farmer, in North Georgia, he raised, peaches. Had a wonderful peach orchard, pigs. Chickens. And vegetables, and. Would go around in his truck and sell to the old-timey. Country, stores and. I was living with him but, my father was in World War two so I would get on the back of the truck they allowed that and, go. In and sell, my granddaddy's. Produce, that's. How I love, a garbage started but. This I'd. Always had. Gardens. Out of the in the country we. Had. A big house out there at several, big gardens, and. Kim, was our babysitter she probably helped to the garden then we moved to town and, I. Told. You that the deer ain't up all the vegetables, at my flower garden so. When. The Sun wanted to learn to garden any on this building, Kim. Designed, it and it had all. These fish. They've. Been replaced. Once. So they probably could be replaced again. I. Think, we had well Kim, has discovered, poison, ivy so, she's, a perfectionist. Wonderful. Landscape, business this, is unusual because we're on the tour, it. Has to be perfect, I mean nearly perfect with each year in the last three years the weeds have gotten progressively worse, and. Worse and worse and so, we fought it and. So. We're fighting it that's we're waiting for about the fifth or sixth time already. Oh Johnson. Grass over here was this was always my lettuce, bed but. Last, year because it really, liked this location, but.
I Took my lettuce and grew it in in, town. In pots and it did great. I had romaine, and big huge. Heads in. Pots so. Everything else I don't, have any corn. One. Year I tried but you had they're supposed to have four rows and, pollination, and I. Don't haven't been as big enough, my. Name is Judy Fannin I've ever national Kentucky. My vegetable, garden in Catlettsburg, because. You cannot grow vegetables. In Ashland, nationally. Or, anywhere, because of all the deer eat. Everything, I thought I saw a hood I plant, everything too much together, usually. Nothing you know only half of it is oh, okay, here's that do. Something that. Will become a okra. I think see that little thing why. I got a plan for this I'll bring it tomorrow so you can see it it's Rapunzel. I love it see them all I knew, this yeah. There's. One day I mean this, is a rudkus tomatoes, heirloom, tomatoes. You. Have to pick before they ride it and, you. Cannot sucker them either so therefore, I don't, know which about tomatoes, are air movement, which. Art so. I'd have it sucker them the tasteful, tomato I, think. That's where I'll order some of my plate this is a wonderful. Sight. In Alabama, it's tasteful. The. Tasteful, garden sorry and they. Have wonderful plants, they're expensive they're like 535. Each but. They have, some, varieties. That are just awesome and they're. Mostly heirlooms, and you do not sucker them I did. Not know that of course they're there just handed down and. Then. The hybrid, tomatoes. You. Can, but I'm not, sure this. Other friends, say yeah see how he's put these and. See that one, back. Here come, back here. You. Said I had to put me in your not miss. These. Little cherry, these small Tomatoes, they, could just get big. This. Is beef master. I. Would. Say 12 or 15 maybe. And. This. One is gorgeous, this plant here can. You see there boy. They're all over it yeah huge I, use. Pantyhose I use, hoes I tied by dahlias, for them and then I think they look well for tomatoes, but it, doesn't rub them that's like wrong wrong just, as like as they come out and, then it can you see how mm-hmm, see, this is what I use on dan from Titleist. Do, we have everything, okay. Yeah. Just kept carrying it around because I didn't know if it start. This. Is the best dirt 2,000, years. River. Flooding, lot area. So. It's like black gold go. Yeah, well how does flooding, make, soil richer. Right. Now it's all dirty. Sand. Abuses, floods it. So. No building, has ever been in this spot, yes. This. Was 800 recipes that's my house it's an avenue yes. This is it's, month-to-month, it's fabulous, took. Recipes, from the other 2,200. And I, organized them in categories like, May, is all Kentucky, recipes, and December. Is all the holiday recipes, and April. Is all seafood, if. You read this forward, it's. Just a story this this, was a gift, to my. Family and friends I send out letters to my Christmas card Nestor gave. Away about $325. I'm. Now on my 19th, printing, of this I mean everybody, just loves, us, Wow they don't cook they read them no my newest. One I did. Not put the people's tonight. There's. Everything. Maggie, is all Kentucky. Kentucky. Derby Bob that's all I'm saying that's. All I'm saying see Marcia Vanover do you know her she she's, an artist local artist yeah so, she did my artwork. From. My HC there's March its, hoops shamrocks. And bunnies st., Patrick's, its theme related. February's. Menus, for those you love five. Menus from each of my kids it's just a fabulous, so. That's the cover, November. Is all new recipes. That. Your people still send recipe, but, this is the last trip. Everything, in, this one I have about 140. Of my recipes, and, this. One I don't have members but. They're 800, here 1,400, and these two these, two go together and. Then. This is my ladies, this tells a story the second one. Okay. I'm 79. And. I'm. Just, kind of run circles around the little whippersnappers. People. Say that no, yeah you seem that way sure they have a lot of energy I'm very thankful and. So. And. I love gardening and my. Husband I used to travel a lot but says. He's passed that. Part. Of me is gone I saw my house in Florida and. The. Florida residents. I'm now back a Kentucky, resident I love that. Life. And Kentucky, income tax. So. I have my Gardens. Behind. My house on Lexington, up in 2008, i decorate.
The Front porch is a wonderful, christmastime one. Of my comes by to take their family, portraits. And. Then they come by for promise. And homecoming, and, weddings. Wow. So I have a wonderful. Place. For pictures wonderful. Garden out back across. The alley, with. Dahlias, and seniors, and. A. Few of mayor goes on a few things that the deer haven't, eaten yet, I love all these vegetables, my cookbooks, have. Tons of, recipes, for, vegetables, because I've been doing this all, my life and, so. There are lots of ways, to fix, eggplant. And zucchini and, it's. Just. It's. Kind of a labor of love and. It. Gets, a little bit harder, it's, harder to get help I need do need some help so, it's. A struggle sometimes it's. Not always fun like everybody thinks, it is because. Really. I have to prepare plant. Weed. Cultivate. Pick, cook. And deliver. It's, what I'm doing. Last. Week I. Delivered. Like, eight. Things of beans two people, already. Cooked, are. You just giving all the so ideas, yeah these are just friends. What. Enjoy them, and. It's. Just kind of a what. Do they call it in church you're, not. A calling, but uh it's. Kind of a calling I call it a cloud as, I used to do flowers, for hospice I'm. A sharer I like. To share. Whatever. God, has given me, people. My houses, have been on tours my gardens are on tours. I. Share. The produce just share all this rice that's, been very good to our, family. All. Right so, you're giving her this, is four different kinds, isn't it yeah. Oh. Thank. You have, this kind but, I have six cards see you have this sticks up aha. That's a goodness called up, well. My chart I have my chart and this is a different kind this is stripe but I don't think this is different, time that. The grace trap what they call great sorrow I have a brain but that's not right. This. Is cook Nick and, strength. Oh. I. Can't get it to spit, okay. You guys. Put. It in the, egg and then in my mix a flour, cornmeal, a pinch. Of sugar and. Salt okay. Rain. Started, to pour and Angie. And I made a run for the car you will, see Judy's, Lexington. Avenue garden, later in the series thanks. For watching and please share, my Kentucky. Roadtrip, with your friends.