Hello fellow gardeners,
there’s no denying it, summer is (almost) here, the weather has been consistently hot and the plants are growing with the vigor, speed and the tenacity that should inspire us all.
It’s a great idea to re-seed your spring greens to have another crop ready to begin harvesting in few weeks, if you haven’t already.
Update on the water
If you haven’t already noticed, the water is now hooked up and flowing at the garden. You will see an on/off lever attached to the garden shed with two blue hoses, each with nozzles attached, ready for you to water your plants.
Remember: turn the water off once you’ve used it, it helps with the longevity of the hoses and reduce the possibility of a leak
If you're going to be out of town for more than a couple days, here are the three best ways to keep your plants happy and well-watered:
1. Ask a friend or family member.
2. Post a request (with your bed numbers) on the Facebook Group.
3. Make use of one of the Please Water signs. These should be returned to the garden shed when they're no longer needed. Let's try and help out our garden neighbours who've placed the cedar signs on their beds.
Soon the nozzles will start to wear a bit from over-use. If you're comfortable doing so, feel free to trade out that busted nozzle with the brand new one we have stashed in the tool shed. Let me know in a message so I can get another spare in there.
And be sure to get in touch if the system's either leaking or not working properly. Hoses and nozzles are the number one thing that breaks/malfunctions during a gardening season.
Maximizing your yields for the types of crops you plant is one of a gardener’s main prerogatives. Johnny’s Selected Seeds has a quick, straight forward and simple succession guide to planting out your crops to maximize your yields.