Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing colour, the mornings are cool and crisp and the sun is sitting lower in the sky. Autumn is the time to get out that nice wool sweater, plant your garlic for the spring and give thanks for all the bounty of the summer.
We are now past the half way mark and have entered into the dog days of summer. Watering your plants every day or so is important. Make sure to check that they’re getting a good soaking by digging into the soil and seeing if it’s wet or dry. You’ll be surprised by how much water is needed for a good soaking.
The water is flowing through the hoses and there for you to make use of. During hot stretches of 3-4 days, your young plants and seedlings will want a nice dousing. It's often best to water your garden during the 'shoulder' times of the day (early morning/evening) when the sun's heat is less extreme. Water on your veg leaves during midday heat can cause scalding.
The garden is open year-round, although we don't expect things to get started in a big way until Spring. You can expect to have the hoses set up again after first frost (late March/early April), and look out for an announcement about our first ever Meet & Greet event in April. This event will serve as the official deadline for paying your garden fees.
We invite you to make the most of this unique space by treating it like your own backyard and filling your plots with delicious food and beautiful flowers. We hope you discover that rare magic of living in a big city and growing your own vegetables, but most of all, we want this project to be a source of relaxation and fun!