Hope you are all doing well as we are hunkered down at home. I’m sure many of you are anxious to get outside and gardening. Although we’ve had some freeze warnings the hope is that we will soon be ready for planting.
Over the last several weeks Rich Chambers and his son Chris has been busy helping getting us ready. A number of raised beds that were unserviceable have been replaced, the compost we ordered has been distributed into the raised beds, and the they have been tilled. The open area has been tilled and our shed has been cleaned and the lawn has been mowed. We are basically ready for business. Chris battled a rototiller whose handles are coming apart, a broken handle on a wheelbarrow and other hazards! I’m truly thankful for his help, but it doesn’t stop there. The garden elves were busy taking our seed project to the next level and transplanting them into paper cups for distribution.
I hope all of this inspires you to get out and plant your garden. With your raised beds ready to go now is a good time to get started. I have posted some Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines for Community Gardens on the picnic table. If you find yourself in the garden with other gardeners please have a mask handy to wear. The last expected frost date is May 15th, though you can plant early at your own risk. Many “cold weather” crops will not be affected, however, warmer weather crops like tomatoes, peppers, squash would need to be covered if a freeze warning is issued.
If you have not done so, now is a great time to mail a check to “Wesley Church” for your plot, the cost is $30, mark the garden in your memo, and please be sure to let me know so I can update the expense and budget sheet accordingly.
I look forward to seeing you all soon. Stay Safe.