Note from Judy begins here;
Saturday - February 18th from 1pm to 3pm the directors plan on being at the garden to help you plant, to assist with the garden amenities and to answer questions.
Thank you to all the gardeners that helped with bagging fertilizer Saturday 11th. Several gardeners started planting their beds and they look real nice.
The watering system is state of the art drip irrigation that is programmed to water each bed at night. There are water hoses with hand cut offs and a watering can available. Hand watering should be limited to the first two weeks after planting and transplanting. We have found this to be one of the best conservation methods to date.
We have made mulch available to cover the water grid in each bed this keeps evaporation to a minimum, two to four inches of mulch over the entire bed is necessary to get the best results. We suggest you do not mulch over newly seeded areas, wait till the plants are up with their 3rd or 4th leaf then mulch to the base of each plant.
2011 Gardeners: please remember to move your mulch off before adding your fertilizer and a bag of Lady Bug Compost. If you incorporate the mulch it will keep your fertilizers from working as well.
Anyone wishing to donate hand shut offs for the hoses, hand tools, shovels or buckets please leave them in the box with the green cover.
While you are gardening please be careful and do not impale tools into the ground outside your beds as the irrigation lines are there. Since the irrigation system is only on at night you will not be aware if a line is nicked.
Donated seeds will be available at each scheduled meeting or by telephoning Judy at 729-2849.
Anyone with questions please contact one of the directors we are here to assist you.
See you in the garden,
Judy Sanders, President
Serapio Garza, Jr., Vice-President
Vicky Rice, Treasurer
Mary Taylor, Secretary
Richard Snyder, Director