From the Gardens Registrar: Upcoming Events, and a Few Words About Borders
ACTIVELY AERATED COMPOST TEA - On Saturday, April 8, Gary Kuzynski, a long-time Eagle Heights gardener, will bring a batch of his actively aerated compost tea (AACT), which will be available free at the Eagle Heights garden shed, along with directions for making your own. This tea is very beneficial for your garden soil. The event will be 9am – Noon. Gary will have a hand-out with information, but here is a link to some information on the Internet: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/gardening-techniques/aerated-compost-tea-zebz1307zsie
COOL WEATHER PLANT SALE - On Saturday, April 23, Scott Williams, with Garden To Be, in Mount Horeb, will be bringing cool weather plants to sell at Eagle Heights, near the shed, from 11am – 1pm. Scott has sold plants to our gardeners for many years, and he knows what people like to buy. His plants are good quality, and his prices are excellent. I’ll pass on a list of what he’ll be selling when I get one.
FREE SEEDS STILL AVAILABLE - If you were not able to come to our Seed Fair on April 1, you are still entitled to 15 packets of free garden seeds. Please email me, and let me know you need them, and I will collect some for you to pick up at the Community Center. We are out of spinach, kale, chard, and broccoli, but we have lots of other seeds – lettuce, herbs, cabbage, carrots, beets, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and lots more. Also radishes. Lots of radishes. Please consider planting radishes. Even if you don’t like them. Plant some for your friends, too. Even if they don’t like them either.
BORDER ISSUES -Every plot at Eagle Heights is marked with its plot number and corner posts. Do not move corner posts. They are exactly where they should be. Also, every gardener must allow 6 inches of open space on every side of their plot – both sides and the back. This means that there is 12 inches of space between plots. Do not plant past your 6 inch border, and please don’t plant tall things or plants that spread right at the border, where they will obstruct or grow into the path – this space is necessary to allow gardeners to access their plots, and also to bring in hoses to allow them to water.
It shouldn’t need saying, but just to be clear: No gardener should ever be in another gardener’s plot, except with their permission. Do not take other gardeners’ tools, plants, flowers, or vegetables. Almost every plot has been assigned now, so do not assume that any plot has been abandoned or is not being used.