We had a truly marvelous spring day and it was great to see so many of you there!
Also, a special welcome to our four new members! We’re so glad to have you with us.
We began with harvesting, turning compost, and tidying up some community beds. Thank you to the Young Men’s Service League for helping us with our big compost job!
We also filled beds with compost where it was needed. Remember to add compost and turn your soil as you add plants; compost provides great nutrition!
Despite being very early in the season, we donated 26 pounds of produce yesterday, and we have nearly doubled donations from last year!
After conversations with Carrollton’s zoning staff, we have decided to see about getting a special permit for the garden as a whole, including the placement of our greenhouse. Megan is meeting with the city at the earliest availability and after that the process is expected to take 30 to 60 days. The good news is the zoning staff member seemed to think we had a high likelihood of getting our request approved!
We also discussed best bets and current activities. We are most likely past the frost risk, so it is time to start planting for spring! Now is the time to start tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, peppers and much more. As it warms up, this is the optimal time for many varieties.
Remember to grow UP instead of OUT and add something strong for your tomatoes to grow into. The tomato cages at big box stores are NOT strong enough for our bounty!
This year, please pull up any “volunteer” sunflowers you find–let’s only keep invited guests as last year we got a little out of hand for our sunnies. Please also remember to label what you plant to help us when we want to identify the most successful crops.
Our next workday will be Saturday, April 13. See you there!