Daily Archives: April 9, 2012

Mark you Calendar! Garden Work Day — April 14th 10:00AM

Hello Everyone!

We will be having our next Garden Work Day on Saturday, April 14th at 10:00AM. We have made excellent progress on the fencing (about halfway), and cutting out the area for our extended growing area. The sod has been cut out for the most part and the next step would be to start tilling the soil and moving the sod pieces we cut out. We will continue with that effort on Saturday! Hope to see you there!

I’ve enclosed a tentative sketch of how we might utilize the extended area after discussing with Rich. I’m still open to input. We talked about having Asparagus and strawberries in the Northeast corner, with corn or perhaps (three sisters: corn/squash/beans) along the eastern boundary. That would leave space for larger crops like pumpkins, cucumbers, more squash as well.

Also, Clarke mentioned the winds and lack of rain over the last several days have made the ground very dry. If you have already planted, please make sure to water probably daily so seeds have sufficient moisture to germinate.

Thanks for all your help!


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Interesting Video on Staking and Caging Tomatoes

Hello Everyone!

I thought this video from Burpee about Staking and Caging tomatoes was useful. Click on the link below.

Tomatoes – Staking and Caging

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Free Electronics Recycling!

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

I thought I would pass this along!!

If you have old electronics including televisions, computers, monitors, etc.  at home that you have been waiting to dispose of,  there is a place that will take them for free.  They are over in the industrial park by LVIA.  Many municipalities charge a per item fee for the same equipment, and have limited events where you can bring your gear.  I dropped off some of our electronics yesterday and met the president, and they have been expanding by word of mouth.  There was recently a short blurb about him in The Morning Call.



Phone: 484.866.0927

795 Roble Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10AM to 5PM
3rd Saturday of Every Month – 9AM to 11AM
Call for Drop-Off Day


Johnny S. Johnson

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