Getting that green thumb

Gardening Judge Jim Barbour talks to 4-H’er Jeremiah Witek about his jalapeño peppers.

For six years, Jeremiah Witek of Noblesville has participated in the 4-H gardening project. Witek said this year’s weather conditions have made the project a little more difficult and time consuming.

“I kept on watering – almost every night, but at least every other,” said the Friends Forever 4-H Club member. “Because of the heat, some of my tomato plants didn’t do too good.”

Witek said his favorite vegetable to eat is sweet peppers. He puts them on sandwiches and “basically everything.” His favorite vegetable to grow is cucumbers “because we get so many on our vine.”

During his time in the project, Witek said gardening has taught him patience.

“It’s hard to be patient though; rough weather and different things that happen to plants – like bugs,” he said.