Tuesday, April 21, 2015

It's Spring! Who needs more inspiration than that?

You know it's spring when the city water gets turned on at the P-Patch.  

Last weekend was a gorgeous day to be in the garden.  David and I did our spring cleaning, planted a few things and even started tomatoes.  Wish us luck!  We picked up on Karen's cup-n-copper strategy to keep the slugs away.  It seems to be working so far for Karen!

Karen's Beautiful Spring Garden
Cup-n-Copper to protect the pea vines

Toby and Peter worked hard to get the city water spigots turned on last weekend as well.  Thank you boys!  Keep in mind, the snow pack levels are still far below normal & city water is a huge P-patch program expense, so please conserve where you can. 

How is your garden shaping up so far this spring?  Please send me your pictures.  I'll get them posted to the blog for all to see.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Work Party - What a Success

Thanks to everyone who participated at the Spring 2015 work party.  The P-Patch is looking really good!  Plus, we got to enjoy a lovely pot-luck brunch.

Prepping for Spring
The Brunch Buffet
Beautifying The Front Entrance

Our Youngest Gardener
Men and their tools
Two minds are better than one!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

March 7: Spring Brunch Organizing Meeting, Potluck & Work Party

Kick-off the 2015 growing season with your fellow Hazel Heights p-patch gardeners and neighbors

Date:  Saturday of every March--3/7 (Rain or Shine)

Time:  promptly at 10 a.m.

Where:  4212 Baker Avenue NW (two doors up from the P-patch site)

Our organizing meeting which usually takes an hour or so, will be followed by our work party/new gardener orientation (usually about another hour or so, wrapping up no later than 12:30).

Bring a dish to share and wear your gardening clothes. 

Proposed agenda items & activities include:
  • Welcoming new gardeners
  • Reviewing P-Patch guidelines & other great info from P-Patch program
  • Planning,site leadership & committees
  • Sharing our gardening ideas & seed swap (bring your extra seeds!)
  • Free gardening goodies & supplies from the P-Patch program & others
  • Update on how our honey bees are doing
  • Preparing our community garden for Spring!