Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ladner Community Garden News for 2013

I cant believe its a new year, full of promise of great yields from the garden and more taste sensations. The best part about growing your own food is being able to enjoy the harvest with our families. Just knowing you have grown your own food is a reward in itself.

Did you want to get a head start on the gardening season? Remember to pick up your favourite gardening catalogues to see what new for 2013. Our local seed suppler, West Coast Seeds has a new catalogue out. Their seeds are good to use as they are suited to our climate here on the west coast.
Don't forget to come and enjoy the second Ladner Seedy Saturday and Garden Expo on February 9,2013. It will be held at the Ladner Baptist Church from 10-3. Guess what, its free!
We are still taking registrations for vendors so if you have a local product or service that would fit well, please call me. We always like to see every facet of gardening at the show. We like to promote organic growing and seed diversity so we will have a seed swap at the show. Bring your unused seeds to trade.

I know, its only January, gardening, really? January is a good time to have your trees looked at by a certified arborist. Its also a good time to do some pruning. Are there changes you need to make to your garden? Take a pad outside,walk the garden and make a list.

The trends for 2013 say that more and more people will be growing their own food. You can grow vegetables and fruit in containers in the smallest gardens. I heard the garden gurus say its the year of garden bliss. I think every year is garden bliss, don't you?
For more information about the Ladner Community Garden and availability of allotments or for information about Ladner Seedy Saturday, email me at deltagardener at dccnet.com. We would love to hear from you.
Happy Gardening,

1 comment:

  1. Best wishes Kristin for a healthy and happy 2013.
    always enjoy your garden encouragement. See you at Seedy Saturday. I could give you a hand if you need someone extra to move things etc .
    Regards Janine