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
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!