Sunday, May 15, 2011

A new community digs in

 Many thanks to our community gardeners who came together, despite the constant downpour, and helped get our garden beds ready for planting. For more photos, check out our Picasa album.

Let's get started!

The rain and cool temperatures have created a perfect opportunity to get cool-weather plants into the ground.  

Nancy Mucklow has created a handy tip sheet for first-time gardeners. You'll find it linked in the Gardening Tips section of this blog.  She recommends planting your seeds and seedlings in blocks rather than rows to maximize your growing space. She also strongly recommends making row/block markers so that you can remember where the peas and beans are tucked into the soil.

The communal gardening team will be busy this week planting peas, snow peas, snap peas, cabbage and broccoli seedlings, spinach, kale, a variety of lettuces, green onions, potatoes and raspberries! Carrots will have to wait for the end of this cold snap.  If you're on this team, please contact Nancy to find out planting times.

Volunteers from the Enviro Club at St. Thomas More school will be helping us out with the planting. Thanks very much to the students and staff!

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