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Community Garden News Report!
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(Jun 15 - OAKLAND TWP - by Therese Wittry)  Many things to report today.  Only 4 more rows to plant this week - 1 row of tomatoes, 3 rows of green peppers. If anyone wants to plant during the day let me know.  Thanks to everyone who helped get things planted this week.  When you come out you will find the following crops have sprouted: corn, pumpkin, zucchini, yellow squash, spaghetti squash, green beans, peas, cucumbers, spinach, tomatoes, and green peppers.  We give thanks for the nice rain on our new plants yesterday evening!  Click on this link to view photos of the garden!


A row all the way around the garden has been cleared.  The weeds around all the trees have been cut down to eliminate small animal hiding places.  10 mounds at the west side of the garden have been marked with stakes.  These mounds have watermelon and cantaloupe seed planted.  There is grass clippings available for spreading, they are located on the north-west side by the newly mowed area.

All plants have been sprayed with liquid fence.  Another animal control tactic is to save dog when brushing your pets or human hair when cutting.  We have spread some along the back of the garden.  Noise makers will begin being assembled this week.

Many visitors have been stopping by to check things out!  It is exciting to share our vision.  It is neat to see people's faces light up with ideas as to how they can help.

Summer Serve - Garden Day Saturday June, 20th -
the road side of the garden has been mowed for the tent and in preparation for the water barrel installations and shed building.

The week ahead:
  • Planting - 1 row of tomatoes, 3 rows of green peppers to be planted.
  • Weeding - the rows can be hoed, or weeded by hand.  Be very careful about 6 inches on either side of the string watching for the new sprouts.
  • Grass clippings - new clippings are available to be spread from this weekends mowing.  They are located on the north-west side by the newly mowed area.  There is a wheel barrow out there.
  • Summer Serve - Garden Day Saturday June, 20th - the road side of the garden has been mowed for the tent and in preparation for the water barrel installations and shed building.  We need about 10 more barrels to be collected this week.  Anyone available to assist with cleaning barrels for this weekend please let me or Tom Englin know.  Anyone interest in assisting with kid project set up for Saturday, please let me know.
  • Rock collecting - our pile is getting much smaller.  We need to continue to pull rocks out of the garden.  The rocks are being traded for water.  As the weather warms up, water will be essential for our crops.
Supplies Needed this week:
  • 10 more 55 gal barrels
  • Donations for liquid fence purchase
  • Pressure sprayer - for applying liquid fence
  • Skids - for rain barrels
  • Cinder blocks - for shed foundation
  • Hoses - 100 - 150 ft for watering (need at least 10)
  • Newspaper - lining the rows to keep weeds down
  • Grass Clippings - lining the rows to keep weeds down
  • Stakes - wood and metal, 2ft to 6ft - for marking rows, staking plants or hanging animal control scarecrows
  • Containers - for collecting rock, weeds, harvesting or carrying water
  • Noisy Stuff - CDs, pie pans, pop cans - for animal control
  • Irish Spring Soap - for animal control

Have a great week!

Therese Wittry
 Community Garden Coordinator


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