Good Saturday Morning Gardeners,
What a great rain! It did slow down some of our yard and garden work for a day or two, but it soaked in deep and when the sun warms things up everything is going to grow ( including the weeds).
A number of tidbits for you:
Paths: Please remember that each gardener is to responsible for removing any weeds growing on paths adjacent to your plots. There are not very many, but we need to stop any that may be getting ready to seed. While tilling and working the plots this spring, some of the dirt end up mixed with the chips on the plots. Please clear that dirt back into your plot so we do not encourage more weeds to grow on the paths.
- Consider the need to keep plants from growing out into the pathways when you are planting.
- Place any unwanted rocks on the grass outside any of the exit paths around the edge of the garden. I will occasionally go around with a wheelbarrow and collect them to go on the rock pile.
- Several plots have seen no activity and are needing attention.
Wood Chips: Yellowstone Tree Service has brought us another load of wood chips, which are stacked by the composting area. You are welcome to use them as you wish in the garden or at home. These are more like mulch, as there are quite a few leaves and green material in it, and the stack is heating and composting a bit. One suggested use: put chips down in the troughs between the raised bed rows to reduce weeds and make it easier to work when muddy.
Extra Help: I will be at the garden much of next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday trying to get caught up. I would really appreciate any extra help. This will include completing the filling of trenches, tilling in the Open Area, sorting and cleaning the storage sheds, mowing, weed eater trimming, etc.
Enough for Saturday morning!!