Garden Lights

The newly installed garden lights are an incredible improvement to the garden.

Roughly 280 feet of solar powered lights were installed on top of the garden fence, along with 4.5 watt amorphous solar charging panels. Led by Rod, Daryl and Michael did the whole job so quickly it was difficult to notice, but at night there is no mistaking the beautiful effect the lights have.

The charging panels have the benefit of being able to charge on both sunny and overcast days. There is more to this than meets the eye, since they are remote controlled, so will shine when the “light keepers” press their remote buttons. The good news is that the remotes which use RF frequencies all use the same frequency for each of the eight sets of lights and solar panels, and the job to turn on and off the lights has been designated.

The next time you see the garden lights you can thank a Havenwood Garden Lightkeeper:-) Many thanks to Bill for sharing the cost and to Rod for leading this for Havenwood Gardeners.

First Day of Spring

New Garden Hoses

March 20th marks the first day of spring.

Some plot owners (plotters?) have already seen strong growth of winter vegetables and salads such as kale, chard, collards, parsnips, and leeks.

There is evidence of healthy garlic growth in at least three plots. Hopefully they are the hard neck variety, which produce beautiful curly garlic scapes which are perfect chopped in soup or salads, by about June.

The garden shot shown here is of the new garden hose extension located on the west side of the garden.

Many thanks for Rod and Daryl who designed and installed the hose and taps. Now east and west side Plotters can have equal access to a hose spray and watering can filler.
Theoretically the hose could still freeze with temperatures dropping to -2 at night, but the water is now on and warm weather is now here.

Time to celebrate spring 🙂