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.