for our next Meetup event
Next Monthly Meeting Please join us for information on MCG
Monday, February 19th, 2018, 7p
Morrisville Aquatics and Fitness Center, 1301 Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville
NC Gardening Calendar
– Whenever you come to the garden sign in & out and also weight and log any harvest. Sign-in and harvest log sheets are on back of shed door. We need to keep track of hours for regulators.
– Wash used tools and put back all tools, gloves, etc. before you leave.
– DO NOT LEAVE STAKES, HOSES, OR ANY OTHER ITEMS LAYING AROUND THAT WILL GET CAUGHT UP IN MOWER OR TRIMMER
The only rule is to put a stake in with the name of the crop, its variety, date planted and expected harvest date written on it in permanent marker. Otherwise, you can’t complain if someone destroys your work.
However, it is polite to not take over half-completed projects that others are doing.
Its a good idea to plant for 30 people: otherwise you may not be able to harvest any of the crop you wanted the most, since no one will feel guilty about harvesting it before you. The by-laws say, “Harvest anything you can eat!” not, “You have first nibs on the plants you tended and cared for”.
If you write to wormturners with the area you want to take on, we can update the map.
Needed chores are mowing, completely preparing the Western side of the main bed,
mowing, drying and turning in the cover crop on the main bed.
All but two bamboo beds and one or two wood-framed beds are nearly ready for planting – just amend and fertilize as you see fit before planting. If you are up for a bigger chore, work on the main bed.
Happy gardening! (P.S. Click on the map to actually view it)
A survey was sent out asking members what they like to see in the garden this year and the results are in! Looks like tomatoes and beans have the most votes for this year! This is great since we definitely grew a lot of these last year and will continue this year along with other vegetables. Thanks everyone for participating in the survey!
We would like to thank Gary Gittere, Sales & Marketing Manager at McGill Premium Compost for their contribution of 4 cubic yards of BEAUTIFUL compost!
We would also like to thank Steve Hoyle of Apex who donated a Craftsman Rear Tine Tiller which will be so useful as we prepare our beds for spring & summer plantings!
Our next board meeting is Monday, February 18 at 7 pm at Sol Azteca Mexican Restaurant, 120 Morrisville Square Way, Morrisville, NC.
Due to the absence of quorum at our January meeting, we will be holding annual elections. The positions posted here are still at large.
Please join us to elect members of the board and plan a successful garden!