Thursday, February 26, 2015

February Update from Dave


Greetings Gardeners,

          I looked over the plot application forms in the church office this week, and it was a thrilled to so many familiar names and look forward to gardening with you again this year.  Returning gardeners have a couple more weeks to get your applications in, but don’t put it off too long.  We will match the returning gardeners up with their plots on March 15 and then start assigning the remaining plots to new applicants.  If you had a plot(s) last year, but will not be able to continue this year, please let me know so we have a better idea how many new gardeners we will be able to accommodate.

          Phil and I spent a couple of hours going through catalogs selecting the seeds we will order for the Mission Garden.  We will be ordering most of our seeds from Johnny’s seeds.  We have coordinated our non-profit status with Johnny’s and will be receiving a 5% discount.  By consolidating our order with one source we will have a large enough order to get free shipping, which is another savings. 

          If you would like to add some seeds to our order for your own use, please let me know right away.  If you don’t have their catalog, you can go online to johnyseeds.com. 

 

          SEMINAR:  “Planning Your Garden, Starting Transplants and Selecting the Right Varieties“.  These last cold days of February belie the fact that it is time to be planning your garden.  Bill  and I will conduct this seminar for our gardeners and the wider community on Saturday, March 14, at 9:00.  Plan to attend if at all possible.  We will present our ideas and followed by interactive conversations that will provide a lot of information.

 

          GARDEN COMMITTEE MEETING:  Monday, March 16, at 6:30 in the church Garden Room.  This will be our first meeting of the year.  We should have the plot assignments pretty well nailed down for this meeting.  We also need to plan work days for cleaning up the garden and working on the Mission Garden sprinkler system.  We will also be working to match gardeners up with Mission Garden teams.  Mark your calendar and try to be there.

 

Look forward to gardening with you again this year,

 

Dave