From the Garden Registrar: Coffee Grounds, The Arbor, and Summer Squash
Wake Up Your Plants – A number of gardeners collect used coffee grounds from coffee shops and deliver them to the gardens, leaving them in an old cart bed near the shed at both gardens. Feel free to take them when you see them – they’re for everyone’s use. They can be added to compost, dug into the soil near your plants, or used as mulch.
If you are a tea drinker, you may already know that you can add your used tea leaves or tea bags to your soil in the same way.
Here’s some basic information on using coffee grounds in the garden:
The Garden Arbor – The Arbor in the Eagle Heights Garden is a common area, the perfect place to relax in the shade and enjoy a cool beverage after a session of toiling in your plot. The beautiful perennial flowers were donated by gardeners, and a volunteer has worked very hard all season to weed and maintain it. Please take a few minutes to enjoy it, and to thank everyone who has contributed over the years to create it and keep it going.
Summer Squash – Gift or Curse? – Yes, it’s very easy to have too much summer squash, no matter how little you plant. And it is totally against the rules of our gardens to leave it in your neighbor’s plot and run away before they see you. (You may, however, leave it on the share shelf, or of course, donate it to a food pantry.) However, summer squash is easy to cook and easy to eat. It is low in calories, and very healthy. Here is a link to a nutritional analysis and a few recipes: http://www.fullcircle.com/goodfoodlife/2012/07/07/6-ways-summer-squash-can-improve-your-health/
WORKDAYS – This week’s workday will be Saturday, July 30, from 7am – 10am, at the Eagle Heights Garden. Yes, it’s early, but it will be so much cooler at that hour. The task will be renewing wood chip paths and pulling out bindweed. Here’s the link to sign up: http://doodle.com/poll/h3e4wmtnx2xrx5qd