Work times have had fewer people lately, with a lot of work falling to not too many bodies. Please RSVP about what times are good for you to work and I'll try to set up times that work for more people.
We were very productive Friday & Saturday. Rennie got the fencing in for two tomato beds and wires for the cucumber bed. Kat & I weeded one of the tomato beds pretty well. Rennie weeded a lot of the squash. I was able to thin the corn plants by moving seedlings into new rows, so we didn't lose any. Queen worked on weeding the bush beans. A few of our bush beans seem to be pole beans, so Rita & I rigged up some trellis sticks for them to climb on and then we moved some of the sunflowers from their nursery patch to the cabbage bed. They survived but getting moved in the heat was hard on them. We'll need to move the rest when it's cooler & wetter or evening.
The peas are finishing up, with still a lot on the vine that are perfect for picking & eating. We'll probably pull them out in a week or two, so get 'em while the getting's good! Summer squash is really plentiful. Pick, pick, pick! If you don't know how, ask Cathy, Hillary, or Charlotte.
Tuesday is supposed to be pretty wet, but likely to stop by 7PM. I will plan to be in the garden any time after 5:30 that it;s possible to work and will stay until dark. Call my cell if you want to check to see if I am there : 477-3890
The big work project this week is to stake & tie the tomato plants. We have about 200 plants, with fencing for about half of them to climb on. They have really gotten hearty in the last two weeks - meaning we have terrific plants flopping on the ground and they need to get upright. Ties on tomato plants need to be moved as the plant grows, so strips of torn T-shirts work well, better than string. I have some rolls of thin velcro that Job Lot had which is also very good. If you can scavenge tall, sturdy sticks when you're out for walks, we can use them. If everyone involved in the garden can bring at least five sturdy sticks, it will help a lot.
we have room for a couple of additional members, so if anyone envies you your garden connection, send them our way!
Please let me know when & if you can come to group work times so we can plan what to do. The nicest days in the garden are the ones with a lot of people working together to get the green going!
As always, I look forward to digging in the dirt with you!