The BAD news is the water supply to the church sustained damage, so the water line that includes the garden had to be shut off. No news on how long until repairs are completed, but we will keep you posted.
The GOOD News is…surprisingly some plants survived the wicked cold, kale, spinach, onions, potatoes are alive, and we are seeing new growth emerging from the ground.
Our workday this Saturday is canceled, due to the dangerous weather conditions. I will be at the garden Saturday from 9-10 am to answer questions, give out “Best Bets”, and just chew the fat, if you want to stop by. New compost has been delivered, and take heart…Spring is on the way!
Due to predicted record low temperatures, the water at the garden will be turned off to prevent further faucet and water line damage. When temperatures rise above freezing later next week…it will be turned back on. Thank you for your patience.
Temperatures in the next few days will be the coldest of the season, 13 f. Harvest crops like peas, lettuce, and cover or harvest cole crops. Root vegetables like potatoes, beets, and onions should be okay. We are planning on our garden workday, this Saturday, February 13th from 9-11. It is predicted to be very cold but dry…so wear your warmest clothes!
Bring WARM clothes, hammers, drills, levels, and gloves…see you tomorrow.
Bring your hammers, bring your drills, but most of all bring yourself, to our next garden workday this Saturday, January 9, from 9-11 am. We will be building 10 new garden plots to provide space for new gardeners. This is also the time outside gardeners can procure a plot for this year. $35 for a 10 x 4 foot space. Join us and help build for tomorrow.
Our next garden workday is this Saturday, December 12th, from 9-11. We will let “veteran” gardeners have first pick of plots for next year, and we will learn how to weave grapevine wreath. Come join us and bundle up…it’s cold in winter!
Our first anticipated “hard freeze” warning is Sunday night through Tuesday Morning. This is the very last chance to harvest any remaining warm season crops. Pick ALL peppers, okra, eggplant, tomato, and basil. Please disconnect all water hoses, sprayers, and water towers. Winter crops, (cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower swiss chard) and root crops (beets, carrots, radish) should be fine, but you will want to cover more delicate crops like lettuce, and peas with a “breathable” frost blanklet.