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 🙂

Garden Plots 2021

Our garden is now accurately measured and it is confirmed that we are officially 92×42 feet with 35 plots for the 2021 season. As in nature nothing is the same and each plot varies a little bit, so each one is unique. The map shown here shows actual location and size as closely as possible.

Plots 13, 19, 20, 21 and 23 are still available. Click on the menu above to connect names to the plot numbers.

A warm welcome to the new gardeners who are joining us this year. Any community plot (1,3,4 and 8 so far) is for community use to pick, herbs, strawberries, rhubarb. The flowers on the north east edge of the garden are Dahlias. Click the Dahlia Tribute to see a glimpse of what is in store this summer.