Three Weeks to Go

If you are not gardening with us this spring (or are moving to another row) your current row will need to be cleaned by Feb. 5. What is involved in cleaning a row?  

  • Removing weeds and diseased plants
  • Leaving your row the way it looked when you began with us.  
  • We will not be rototilling the whole garden, just redefining our rows. It would be a huge blessing to us to have the current rows neatly cleaned for the next ‘tenant’. 🙂

The new season begins on Feb. 15.  what a wonderful, bountiful, season we have enjoyed for the fall.  after the initial battle with the grasses, the whole garden sprung alive….beautifully….and thanks to your hard work, it has stayed that way for the whole winter.  I hope you all feel confident to begin a garden now…and to see it through to harvest.  I’ve heard good things from your mentors, and I’ve seen for myself how well you were taught.  I don’t discount the personal googling of problems and techniques, and together it has worked!

I’ll be emailing you all one more time and then future emails will be sent to those that have signed up for the spring.  The spring season is a different experience to be sure…more bugs and more rains. The broccoli, cabbages, brussel sprouts, and beets are colder weather crops and can be put in the ground now for early harvest.  They don’t do as well when the weather starts to warm up to over 80.  Please plan on planting beneficial insect flowers. Their presence plays a major part in keeping the pests down in the garden.  Whether you are gardening with us or at home, now is the time to get your seeds and start planting them in cups. We don’t know if we’ll have other frost nights, so plant them where you can transport them indoors if needs be.

Pick herbs!!  We have an abundance of these:

Dill

Cilantro

Flat Leaf Parsley

Curly Leaf Parsley

Purple Basil

Sweet Basil

Lemon Thyme

Oregano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t thank you enough for the care you’ve given your little plot of ground, and how the earth has given back to you.

Very grateful…
Nancy

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