Frequently Asked Questions
Video by Michelle Bachand
Pollinators in the Garden - There are Honey Bee Hives on the north-east end of the garden. Read more about Bees in the Garden and watch a short video of Bees inside the hive.
Fertilizing Your Garden - Periodic soil sampling is done.
The soils are tested for 3 nutrients N-K-P ; N- Nitrogen needs to be reapplied yearly, K-Phosphorus is in ample supply so does not need more; P- Potassium is low over all. Yearly apply 1 gallon of wood ash from only natural wood ashes (not treated wood) or green sand or Kelp meal in quantities recommended on the package. Here is a report from last testing.
What is the Hardest Job in Gardening? Weeding although not hard to do but it becomes hard when weeds are not attended to on a regular basis. Mulching early on WILL help keep them under control.
Compost -- When ever we can locate good compost, we let gardeners know where to get it. This year (2020) we will be buying some Cosmos Compost for side dressing and having it delivered.
Details on this at our garden meetings.
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When Does the Garden Open? How long is the Season?
The garden opens when spring tilling and staking is done which is about the 1st of May. An email will go out announcing the opening. The end of September is about the time of a killing frost. The Garden Manager decides the date.
What are the size of plots? What is the Rent? Full plots are 20 ft X 25 ft; Half plots are 20 ft X 12.5 ft Multiple plots can be rented with 4 being the limit. $30 for a full and $15 for a half.
NO-TILL Plots -- What does No-Till Mean?
No-Till is a garden and agriculture practice that does not turnover soils but instead allows numerous microbes to break down organic waste materials. Our No-Till Plots are east of Pepper Pathway on the map. Article - Pros and Cons on tilling
Photos and Art Work by Kathy Westaby