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Garden Announcements

 

 

 

PCCC Community Garden Announcements

 

 

5/16/19 - The garden will open Saturday, May 18

  • Payment is due prior to the garden opening.  If you have not yet paid, please pay your invoice received through PayPal - check your email for reminders.  If you receive a reminder and have sent or are planning to send a check, please let me know at communitygarden@plymouthcreek.org
  • Read and sign garden rules here
    • Please be sure to read through the garden rules as there have been a few changes.
  • Sign up to receive texts for garden announcements
    • If you would like to receive a text when there are new announcements, sign up here
  • Announcements will also be posted here
  • Look for an announcement in the next few days regarding water, trash, recycling, and composting

5/17/19 - Garden Opening Update

The weather forecast is calling for thunderstorms tonight and tomorrow and more rain on Sunday so I doubt there'll be much planting done this weekend.  But for when you do get to the garden:

Reminder -  Any items you wish to leave at the garden need to be stored within your plots.  Anything that you add to your garden (fencing, ground cover, plant markers, etc.) will need to be removed at the end of the season

Trash, recycling, and organics - There‚Äôs is black trash can and blue recycling cart near the fence at the south end of the gardens.  Organics such as weeds can go into the wood and wire compost bins to the east of the gardens.  I will add a bucket or some other container for rocks. Please do not put weeds, recycling, or rocks in the trash as it fills up the trash really quickly and makes it heavy and difficult to empty. Do not pile weeds on the ground next to the trash as the piles attract rodents.

  • If the trash bin fills before we are able to empty it, do not leave trash on the ground you have a few options

    1.  Empty the trash by getting a new bag from the deck box next to the church and removing the full bag, tying it closed and leaving it next to the trash bin or placing it in the dumpster behind the church.  Put the new bag in the trash bin.

    2. Put your trash in the dumpster behind the church.

    3. Put your trash in one of the other trash bins on the church property if they are not full.

Water stations - The water is connected and turned on.

  • In previous years,  there has been a problem with the hookup getting twisted (where it connects into the ground) and making water unavailable.  You should only need to turn the colored knob (red, blue, or orange) to turn on the water. Please remember to turn the water off and return hoses to stands when you are finished

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There are gardening tools in the tan deck box next to the building and in the doorway.  Feel free to use them in your garden and return them when you are finished.

Plot assignments

  • I will send out a plot map tomorrow morning to remind everyone of where their plots are located.

Happy gardening!

 

5/18/19 - Plot Assignments

 

5/20/19 - Plot Assignment Procedure

I've had several inquiries so I want to share the plot assignment procedure with everyone.

  1. We want as many people as possible to be able to garden with us, so we cap the number of plots available per household to two.  During our first few years, we did not rent out all plots and gardeners were allowed more than two - this is the reason you will see some gardeners with more than two plots.
  2. We have a long waiting list.   Once all the plots have been assigned, if plots become available, then the first person on the waiting list is contacted.  If that person is no longer interested than the next person on the list is contacted and so on until the plots are rented or all the people have been contacted.
  3. In the unlikely event, that we are unable to rent out plots to someone on the waiting list, then the current gardeners will be contacted regarding interest.

6/25/19 - Reminders

I hope the season is going well for everyone.  There are a few issues that have come up:

  1. Water stations
    1. Please be sure to turn the water off at the station when you are done.  If your hose has a nozzle attached the water won't flow out immediately, but after enough pressure builds, leaks will develop and nearby gardens will be flooded.  Be sure to turn the knobs at the water station to the off position before you leave
  2. Plant locations
    1. If you plant or have planted right up to the border of your plot, those plants are going to grow and expand into neighboring plots.  This not only takes space from others that you are not paying to rent, it also increases the likelihood that your plants will be damaged or killed by gardeners in neighboring plots doing maintenance on their rented space.  Please check that none of your plants are impinging or will impinge on other's space and move those that are.

7/1/19 - Reminder regarding pesticide use


 

I would like to remind everyone of our stated gardening rules:

ORGANIC GARDENING

The PCCC Community garden is organic.  The use of artificial pesticides and/or fertilizers are not allowed in the garden plots.

Some of our gardeners, rent plots specifically because we do not allow artificial pesticides and fertilizers.  There is no way to contain sprays, powders, and pellets to just one area and their use affects surrounding plots.  Violation of the rules will result in loss of gardening privileges.

 

7/11/19 - Weeds, Recyling, and Trash

 

Just a reminder to everyone to use the wood and wire compost bins for weeds.

 

10/2/19 - Garden Closing