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Its Planting Time!

April has been a busy month at the Ladner Community Garden. We have a full allotment garden, with a few new gardeners this season. If you see someone you don't know in the garden, please take the time to say hello.

If you have been at the garden in the last week, the pergolas are being prettied up. Gord and Jim are working on a new roof design and they finished the new arbor at the back of the garden.

The fence has been pegged out along the back and sides of the garden. We are starting to plant the hedgerow along the front sides.

We have plans to bring in some road base to fill in the wet area on the east side of the garden. As soon as that is done, we will hold our herb spiral class.

The children have been busy planting in their garden. They have peas, broad beans and onions already up. Their next big project is the annual tea cup plant sale on May 9 at Southpointe Academy. Next week we will be planting up over 300 tea cups! Thanks to all for the donations of tea cups. It is greatly appreciated!

I have had lots of people asking me about the plant sale. We decided to take this year off until we can figure out what to do with all the leftover plants. A plant sale is a lot of fun but its a lot of work to get it ready and we just don't have enough volunteers and energy to pull it off this year.
If you haven't planted your garden, its time to do it so you have something to harvest. Your gardens must be actively growing something from April 15 to November 30 as per our garden rules. If you need advice on how to get started please call one of the board members or comment below. We are always willing to lend a hand.

I added some new signage to the garden. Lets hope this explains that our community garden grown food is not for the outside community but the property of the gardeners who tend it. I read recently about the use of bird netting over a garden to deter both animals and humans. It may be worth a try if needed.
Happy gardening,


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