Saturday, July 3, 2010

Hello Gardeners,

Well, July is upon us already. This means everyone’s garden should be well under way. The rain has been a really good thing these past few days. If we could get a little heat now, things will be wonderful.

All gardeners have now been assigned a task. The tasks were sent out via email and as well are posted in the shed on the wall. If you are unsure of what your task is or how you should be going about it, please contact me at the dugs email address.
All gardeners are to give 16 hours of work back to the garden as part of the gardener’s contract. This works out to about 1 hour per week over the growing season.

I’ve been trying to keep up with the weed eating in the garden. It’s a big job and because it can never be fully accomplished in one evening it seems to have grown back by the time I come back to finish it off! That's why it always looks half finished :)
Having said that, I’ve noticed that very few of you are keeping the weeds and grass down around your beds. I realize in some areas it is tough to deal with the grass, but you are still expected to maintain a perimeter around your bed somewhat free of weeds. At the very least, please take down the tall grass that grows close to the beds. The weed eater can’t get that close.

If anyone knows of a used, working, gas powered lawn mower looking for a good home, we would love to offer it one.

I think that’s it for now. Wednesday night work bees are still happening, rain or shine. 7-9pm every Wednesday night. What we do depends on how many show up. Lately, the attendance has been minimal so it is mostly “beautification” projects on the go…Hope to see you there!

TIP: After a rain is the best time to pull weeds. The soil is softer and much more willing to give up those weedy roots!
Tarragon in the Master Gardeners bed.

Horseradish and Delphinium

Spinach, Broccoli (?) and Swiss Chard

Zucchini blossom