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Hey...There's the Hay!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Today DH and I met with seven others community veggie gardeners emoticon in the center of town on the brick walkway dividing of our plots. What an encouragement! Just on Friday the whole garden was covered with snow emoticon and ice. Today the straw-hay was totally uncovered. emoticon
Our meeting consisted of three decisions in quick succession:(Of course the temperature was about 40 and it was windy emoticon ).
1. We're all keeping our same plots and doing our own amends as needed, no testing to do.
2. We'll share the upkeep of the food pantry plot: watering and weeding
3. We'll gather in late May or June to strengthen and repair the fence with electrical wire
Each of three years we've had a new leader...sharing the organizing responsibility amongst our small Community Garden group. And that works well! We chose to start this project in 2011 to:
1. find gardening space with good sunlight emoticon (and a water source) emoticon
2. help contribute fresh produce to the food pantry emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
So far it has been a great success. Most of us raise root veggies emoticon and greens, emoticon some do beans, emoticon squashes, tomatoes, emoticon , peppers, emoticon and soy with flowers emoticon emoticon emoticon are sprinkled in for fun and color. We'll keep the straw-hay this year for mulch and experiment with planting "through" it instead of raking it all off. Because of cutworm, DH and I have used plastic cups covering the bean plants. and we also put down strips of old carpeting for walkways last year.
Of course planting can't be done until after Memorial Day the end of May because of the probability of frost. But we like to think green emoticon emoticon anyway...Hey hey!!

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68ANNE 4/17/2013 9:39PM

    What a wonderful thing!

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GZELLEFRO 4/14/2013 11:36PM

    You can always plant and then cover with a plastic sheet during the day to keep the soil warm at night. It creates a nice greenhouse effect!

Sounds like a great plan! I wish we could do something like that here! emoticon

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