Thank you all for being patient…

As the new manager, I’m trying to consolidate all the lists of permanent residents and newcomers.  I have heard from almost everyone and I have a small list of open plots to give out, which I will be doing this afternoon. I’m going through the list on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if you haven’t heard from me, it just means you’re coming up soon.

The garden has been approved for another 21 plots, thanks to Councilman Seth Yurdin, who is also a gardener at FPCG. Thank you so much, Seth, for all your hard work! We are so fortunate! So if you don’t get a plot right away, be aware that more plots are coming. The new plots are in the works to be finished by May, so I’m certain there will be enough room for everyone.

Until then, let me know if:

  • If you are willing to share a plot.
  • If you are going to be out of town for fall planting and would like to loan out your plot to a new gardener.
  • You have become overwhelmed and will no longer need your plot.

Please remember that plots are non-transferable.  (See Rules, “Be Fair With Land”)

Chin up! The rains are due to clear by Thursday.

k!

Plot Assignment Update

Hello Gardeners!

If you’ve signed up for a plot but haven’t heard from me, here’s why: Last week I wrote all of the current gardeners to see who wants to stay on for the 2010 season. I’ve heard from almost all of them, and as soon as I have everything squared up, I’ll start handing out assignments.

This year, I’ll be reassigning abandoned plots in late July for Summer/ Fall harvests. If I can’t fit you in for the Spring, I’ll get you in on the Fall. There’s a lot of great news to come and I’m sure there’s a place for everyone.

If you are a member already and wouldn’t mind sharing your plot, let me know. Also, you may lend your plot to a person on the wait list if you are going to be out of town for an extended period of time.

Regardless, if you would like a plot, please register on the waitlist, as I will be giving plots on a first-come basis.

Happy Spring!

k!

Best Ever “Seed Tape”

From a fellow gardener via organicgardening.com

It’s difficult to space tiny seeds, such as carrots, in the garden. The best way to solve this problem is to make homemade seed tape. Here’s how to do it:

1. Unroll a strip of toilet paper on a table (double ply works best), mist it with a sprayer, and place the seeds along the center of the strip. Be sure to space the seeds based on the seed packet’s recommendation. Tip: Alternate carrot seeds with radish seeds because when the radishes sprout, they help to mark the row and break the ground.

2. Starting along the strip’s long edge, fold a third of the paper over the seeds, then fold the other third over to cover the seeds completely. Lightly tamp the paper, misting it again to secure the seeds. Make as many of these strips as you need. Then carefully carry them to the garden.

3. Make shallow furrows in the prepared soil, lay the strips down, and cover them. In a jiffy, your small seeds will be planted and perfectly spaced.

originally sourced from organicgardening.com

2010 Season Plot Assignments / Payments

Hi Everybody!

Right now I’m updating the plot lists. A few of you have asked me where to send payment. Bring payment with you to the first workday, which will be announced shortly. I will update the site as soon as I have the dates.

Also, the wait list can be used for keeping your plot, too. It’s just one list. If you leave a note in the form that tells me your plot number, I will mark it on my physical list. I’m just trying to solidify all the lists into one megalist. 🙂

Right now is a sort of preliminary count so I can assign plots to those who are waiting on the wait list. I’m so happy to see so much enthusiasm! It’s going to be a great season!!

If you have questions about where your plot is, check the map on the website.

If you are on facebook, sign up to be a fan and get updates that way.

You can also follow the twitter .

k!

Attention, Providence Gardeners:

The first day of Spring is coming & we’re throwing an incredible Kick-Off. The popcorn machine will be cranking! Come trade your extra seeds for seeds you need! Enjoy a whole afternoon of local music & quick, hands-on gardening workshops! Plus, pick up your 2010 Plant Providence Calendar with a whole year’s worth of free workshops.

URBAN AGRICULTURE SPRING KICK-OFF!

Want to help set-up, greet gardeners, share your compost know-how or run the popcorn machine? Email Erika, gardennetwork@southsideclt.org if you want to help out.

Bring your extra seeds to swap! & Please spread the word!!