Fire Up the Nitrogen Factory

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White crowned sparrows are nesting and singing in the garden, lettuce that rivals the flowers is growing, and Fred says now we can start digging up the ground. A mix of overwintered plants and assists from the cloche means that the garden has peas, lettuce, and chard growing - but now they have real growing weather. Stop by on Saturday! We need volunteers at "Holman Grove" the fruit grove by the Gourmet Latte. Stop by and learn how to water, talk about the cool plans for the future, share your ideas. Saturday April 10th 12pm - 2pm [...]

Cold Nights, Sunny Afternoons

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Cold Nights, Sunny Afternoons The Community Garden is tending their soil and brassicas, dreaming and planning. The sunny days inspire, but the nights are still getting pretty cold - gardener Fred said that water in buckets had a frozen layer on Tuesday morning. This isn't bad! But it means seeds you plant right in the ground may not germinate right away. Gardener Christal is stockpiling burlap, and grateful that Theo Chocolate is helping her out by setting aside their sacks. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at the Crown Hill Community Center to plant starts. [...]

Your Fish Emulsion Brings all the Nitrogen to the Garden

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Your Fish Emulsion Brings all the Nitrogen to the Garden Late March in the community garden is all about prep, planting brassicas, and being patient. The sunny days brings the itch to get weeding, but gardener Fred says be careful because your good intentioned digging around might create dense soil later. He suggests grabbing a ball of dirt and if you can make a finger print in it, it's still too wet. The Community Garden is mulching, and even planting cover crops to get ready for the summer transplants. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners [...]

Strawberry Season Around the Corner!

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Strawberry Season Around Corner! The Crown Hill Community Garden bird house and planting workshop was a huge success! Folks from around the neighborhood prepped the garden beds, weeded, trimmed, and transplanted. Gardener Fred, with help from Randy who manages the garden around the corner at Labateyah, led the kids in an exciting project to build bird houses from scratch. The parents seemed a bit nervous about the hammers and saws but the kids and gardeners created with confidence. Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at "The Holman Grove" (the triangle by Petco on 90th and Holman). [...]

Sunny March Days in the Garden

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Sunny March Days in the Garden The Crown Hill Community Garden is always up to something interesting. There are multiple projects going now, and continued dreams for growing an urban edible forest. Check back for weekly updates on what the garden is up to, how you can help, and tips for your garden! Stop by on Saturday! Join the gardeners at the Crown Hill Community Center to build bird houses and help plant flowers and vegetables. Saturday March 13th 12pm - 4pm ** Dahlia and Crocosmia bulb giveaway ** What's Growing Parsley - planted last [...]