The daffodils are in bloom in the front garden and orchard, and the garlic is coming up nicely. We finally have some warm temperatures, so it’s time to start working in the garden.
Some work has already been done by a few volunteers, but it is time for all of us to get involved to prepare the beds and to plant.
We’ll devote two Saturdays to soil preparation. We’ll need to pull out any weeds or dead plants, and turn the soil over (and dig in fertilizer) in each garden bed.
These two sessions will be:
Saturday, April 22, from 10:00 am until noon
Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 am until noon
Once that work is done, we will start planting. As usual, we will start with the seeds and plants that are not harmed by frost, and work our way up to tender seedling plants. We plan to have experienced volunteers in each section of the garden to get groups of volunteers started on each crop. These dates are as follows:
Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 am until noon (due to rainy weather, this will be a soil prep date)
Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 am until noon
Saturday, May 20, from 10:00 am until noon
No experience is required. The volunteer “leaders” in each area will demonstrate how to properly plant each crop. There may still be some mud around, so wear rubber boots or old shoes. Dress for the weather, and bring some water with you. Bring gardening gloves if you have them, or borrow a pair from the stable. Dollarama sells inexpensive gloves if you want to purchase your own.
We don’t expect that everyone can come to all of these events, but please come to as many as you can. Children with parents to supervise are welcome, too.