Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Weekly Garden News June 6th

Here’s what’s happening in the garden for June 6th 2017

Tomato Cages
Our excess tomato cages will be given away.
We will place an ad on Craigslist and put up a sign at the garden entrance
If you you need any cages, please claim them as soon as possible.

Picnic Tables
If you would like to help with the repair of the picnic tables please send and email to Matt
We will then schedule a time to complete the project.

Garden Hoses
We will keep two garden hoses and giveaway the rest of them.
If you would like a free garden hose please take one by the end of the week.

Wood Chips
We are still waiting for a delivery of wood chips

Unused Plots - Clean out plots
We need to continue to clean out plots that have not been rented.
If you would like to help, check the bulletin board for a list of plots that can be cleaned.

Mulch around Trees
We need someone to place wood chip mulch around the trees at the top of the hillside.
Any help would be appreciated.

Abandoned\unkempt Plot Policy
By now you should have your plot planted or ready to plant.
Don’t forget that we will enforcing the abandoned\unkempt plot policy.

Terrace planting bed
We continue to sheet mulch above the terrace to create a planting bed for next year.

Plot numbers
If you need a plot number sign, please email Matt or Nina.

June Work Day
Our monthly work day is on Saturday June 17th
We will concentrate on improving the hillside area around the grape vines.

New Border
The border along the gravel path has been installed.
Thank you to Bob for staining the borders.

Clean up hillside task
There is litter and other debris on the hillside.
Please considered picking up the some trash the next time you are at the garden

That’s all for this week.
Hope to see you in the garden!

Friday, June 2, 2017

Weekly Garden News May 30

Here's what's happening in the garden.
Thanks to all that helped with caring for the rhubarb
The compost has been turned by Brian. Thanks.
Wood chip mulch
The city forestry department will be delivering more wood chips later this week
Hillside and lawn
Another section of the hillside has been mowed.
We need volunteers to cut the lawn and continue to mow the hillside.
If you can help, please let Matt know.
New planting bed
The area above the terrace has been cleaned out and mulched with wood chip.
We plan to plant this area next spring.
Three Sisters Garden
Nina and Eddie have started a Three Sisters Garden.
This is a Native American method of growing corn, beans and squash.
This is a community plot that all members can help maintain and harvest.

StrawberriesStrawberries in the community plots are starting to ripen.
In addition to the raised bed (#43) there are three other areas that are community strawberries.
The first is on the hillside above plots 22 and 24.
The second area is plot # 34.
The last area is on  the terrace between plots 49 and 50. By the way this area could use some cleanup by a volunteer.

Task ListLook for a garden task list on the bulletin board later this week.
We need volunteers to continue garden maintenance and to help with other projects.

That's all for this week.
See you in the garden.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Weekly Garden News

Here's what's happening in the garden.
Work Day Summary
On Saturday May 20th garden members joined together to maintain and improve the garden
The lawn and part of the hillside was mowed.
Kathy cleared out the grass and weeds from the trees at the top of the hillside.
We now need to sheet mulch around the trees.
Eddie and Sarah removed the weeds from the planting bed at along the fence.
Matt and Eddie mulched the planting bed
Wendy planted marigolds in the new flower bed along the concrete wall.
Brian cleaned up some plots on the terrace
Mark mulched the blueberry bushes.
Bob cleaned some plots and stained the wood that will be used as a border along the gravel path.
Our next Work Day is on June 17th.

Bindweed in the Iris beds
Bindweed is a climbing vine that wrap themselves tightly around plants or other upward objects.
The flowers resemble morning glories.
Please help remove this invasive plant by pulling out the vine from around the irises.
Toss the vines into the trash. We do not want to add this to the compost.
Read more at Gardening Know How: Bindweed Control – How To Kill Bindweed In The Garden And Lawn https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/controlling-bindweed.htm
Hillside Irises
The iris bed on the hillside needs to be weeded and mulch/wood chips added.
Garden hoses
You may have noticed the garden hoses outside of the shed.
These are extra hoses that are taking up space in the shed.
We are planning to store some hoses outside of the shed. If you would like a hose for home use, contact Matt for more information. Any excess hoses will be advertised on Craigslist.
Volunteers Needed
We need help with the following projects:
Build and install new raised beds.
Repair picnic tables.
Install a shade cloth over the picnic tables
Continue to mow the hillside
Prune the rhubarb stalks
If you would like to help with any of these projects, contact Nina or Matt
That's all for this week.
See you in the garden!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Work Day This Saturday

We will be concentrating on sprucing up the front of the garden
If we have enough volunteers we will also work on building raised beds and improving other areas of the garden.
If you have a cordless drill/driver, please bring it along so that we can build new raised beds.
See you in the garden!

Weekly Garden News

Here's what happening in the garden.
Garden Shed
Labels have been created for the tools that were not  labeled
Hooks have been added for the small hand tools.
Garden Plot Number Signs
The Garden Club at Nathanael Greene Middle School have made plot number signs.
Look for them to appear sometime this week. They look great!
Tomato Cages
We have lots of tomato cages next to the shed
Feel free to take as many as you want.
We will give away any surplus by putting an ad on Craigslist.
There is now a garden hose for the compost bins
Adding water to the compost will help with decomposition
Work Day This Saturday
Don't forget that our monthly work day is on May 20th.
We will concentrate sprucing up the front of the garden.
Look for a more detailed email later this week.
That's all for this week.
See you in the garden!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Plot rebuild continues

We were able to build and install two new garden plots today.
Thank you Dave, Kathy, and Bob for your help.

We are replacing the raised beds beds in the lower section of the garden. If you would  like to help please leave a comment below.

Also thank you to Brian and Eddie for moving the compost into the garden

Saturday, March 25, 2017

2017 Garden Registration

Registration for new gardeners is now open.
Fill out an application by clicking "Join The Community Garden" tab at the top of this page