We understand that many members are not coming to the garden to tend their beds because of COVID-19. Several garden members have been weeding, pruning, and harvesting ALL of the plots. Some of you have been the recipients of this good work as your bounty has been delivered to your front door.
We are continue to weed and mulch the “streets” and have been fortunate to have a few members help with this. If you'd like to help, there is plenty of space to keep six feet away from each other! (see article below)
The lock on the front gate broke and a new one has been installed. The combination is the same. This lock is a little more finicky and you must make sure the letters are right on the center. There is also a different lever to push down.
If you have visited, you will notice a lot of activity around the seed house behind the shed. We are going to wrap all open areas of the shed in 1/2 inch 19 gauge hardware cloth (wire mesh). This will keep the rodents out.
We realize that the COVID-19 has impacted everyone differently. If you decide you are not going to renew your bed next year and know so now, please contact Rolfe Everson so we can make plans for next season. We currently have a waiting list for new members.
We are still having problems with running out of water in the early morning before the sun comes out to supply energy to turn the pump on. We are working on this issue.
If you are coming to your garden and pulling some of your old plants out, please take a look at the root system. If there are little knots on the roots, your bed may have nematodes (see pictures to the right). There are methods to control this problem. Please let Roberta, Karen, or Marty know if you see a problem and we can help out.
We are not receiving any more compostable material from the Food Pantry. However, there is still a lot of compost in process. If you are looking for something to do by yourself and get out of your house, feel free to sift the compost.