Friday, April 6, 2012
Spring Has Arrived!
Here it is April and its finally starting to warm up. Plants are really growing quickly at the community garden. The Narcissus are in full bloom and the Tulips won't be far behind. Signs of spring means weeds are growing as well. I know, you didn't want to hear about those. We have been taking time to really dig out those awful quack grass weeds from around the allotment beds. Once that is done and a layer of fresh mulch is down, we will be all set for spring planting. If you haven't already planted, its time to plant lettuce, spinach, cabbage, radishes, onion sets, shallots, turnips and kohlrabi.
Check out our new Pansies in the rock garden bed. I love these dainty little spring flowers!
Thanks to Bonnie for generously donating some Swiss chard to our food bank garden. Yesterday the grade three class planted vegetable seeds in this area and we hope to see them germinate soon with all this lovely sunshine.
You have to take a peek at the West Coast Seeds trial gardens. Mark has planted wildflower seeds this year in all his raised beds. Imagine how fabulous that will be this summer. I can hardly wait! If you take a look, you will see tiny seedlings emerging in his beds.
I would like to welcome the Winskill community gardeners to our society. We spent the morning helping them get the spring cleanup done. I am anxious to see what will be planted in these gardens this year. It was a pleasure meeting all of you today.
Dont forget our potting up session and general meeting is on April 22 at the Ladner Community Garden at 9am.