This afternoon, en route to weeding and watering, a gardener surprised a woodchuck in the lower garden. It is not clear where it had come through the fence, but everyone should check the portion of fence adjacent to their plot and make sure that it is as tightly staked as possible. We recommend that the same be done in the upper garden. Although we have not yet had any reports of critter sightings there, some young broccoli heads show signs of nibbling.
Also, please do not dump garden waste down by the lower garden because there is no easy way to retrieve it from there at this time of year.
The gardens are looking lush and wonderful and represent an impressive amount of work. Bravo to all!
We had a great turn-out this morning with about 20 gardeners. We put up the fences around the garden in an hour and a half. Thanks to William for setting everything up, and to Viva for the scones. Thanks also to William for refinishing the benches.
Thanks to Hill Carter for the photos.
Here is the graph showing the past 2 years of weather at the garden. There was a lot less snow than usual – only 20″ this past winter, the lowest in 15 years.
It’s that time again. We will gather at the garden on Saturday, April 30 at 9 am, install the deer fencing and hoses, clean up the grounds a bit (in keeping with Green Up Day) and enjoy snacks. Rain date is Sunday, May 1 at 9 am.
Please bring your work gloves and your ideas for the new season. If you haven’t had a chance to pay your garden fee, please bring your check made out to Kathy Tefft (Hanover Community Gardens). The full plot fee is $40 and the half is $20.
Thanks to William for refinishing the benches. They are in great shape for another season.
Thanks to all who helped take down the garden fences and get the gardens ready for winter. It was a cold morning, but we had lots of help.
Please mark your calendars for the annual Fall work morning set for 9:30 am on Saturday, October 24th. We will take down the fences, roll up the hoses and put the gardens to bed. Rain date is the same time on Sunday, 10/25. Please bring your work gloves and your 2016 garden payment ($40/full plot, $20/half.) Also, remember that as you prepare your garden for the winter season, please put the organic waste and debris in the upper garden compost pile.
Perhaps this should be our next gardening project: