Saturday we did general maintenance on the garden. We built new and bigger compost bins for the garden. Drew mowed the lawn. Jeff weeded some garden beds and the vineyard. Jeff also used the trimmer to trim the lawn. Finally we continued to squash the squash bugs.
The vegetables are looking good. We have squash on the vines as well as tomatoes. The vegetables in the ministers’ bed are really doing great. I think the Back to Eden Garden method seems to really be working well. Mary Ruth’s strawberries are really doing great, too.
Remember if you have any used printer cartridges please consider donating them to the garden for recycling. There are green donation boxes at the entrance to the 400wing and the main entrance to the church. We will be sending them off to be recycled and we will get paid for them. We appreciate Amy Clark’s efforts to make that happen.!
TIP OF THE WEEK
The tip of the week this week comes from Eileen Watson. She recommends putting egg shells around the base of the plants in your garden. This will keep the bugs that crawl on the ground from getting on your plants. So give it a try.
So let’s go play in the dirt its fun!!!
Harvesting Hope Community Garden is a ministry of First Christian Church, Arlington