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If interested in participating in the seasonal planting projects below please contact one of the GRACE Garden Coordinators listed below:
Clean Up and Preparation, Saturday, Jan. 11. Pull spent plants, chop into compost. Add leaves to compost piles, turn compost piles. Spray dormant oil on fruit trees, do selective pruning of fruit trees. 12:00 noon until done.
Manure and Till, Saturday, Jan. 25. Major Preparation Date. Final harvest of garlic, cabbage. Spread manure, blood meal and bone meal on all beds, work into beds. Weed around fruit trees and mulch. Stake leaning tree. 12:00 noon till done.
Early Spring Planting, Saturday Feb 1. Major planting date. Plant carrots, garlic, onion sets, potato sets, cabbage (plants), cilantro, parsley. 12:00 noon till done.
Mid Spring Planting, Saturday March 21. Major planting date. Plant squash, melons, corn, tomatoes and peppers (transplants) and interplant borage, garlic, marigolds and nasturtiums to ward off pests. Fruit trees: give them manure top dressing, renewal of mulch, pulling grass that has encroached. Cage tomatoes and peppers as soon as planted. Weed and mulch crops planted on 2-3 Mulch walkways. 9:00 am til done.
Spring Tending and Planting, Saturday April 4. Plant cucumbers, and replant where needed. Weed and mulch generally, and around our newly established tomatoes, squashes and peppers, as well as replenish mulch in our walkways. Seed marigolds where missing. 9:00 am till done.
Late Spring Planting and Tending, Saturday May 16. Plant sweet potatoes, corn, tomatillos, Weed and mulch as needed. Turn compost piles to aerate, water them. 9:00 am til done.
Early Summer Planting, Saturday, June 6. Plant tomatillos, succession tomatoes, cage them, plant succession watermelon, cucumber and cantaloupe. Turn compost piles to aerate, water the piles, add leaves. Weed and mulch generally. 8:00 am till done.
Tomato Pruning, Saturday July 25. Gather tomato fruits. Prune back vines planted on 3-17 to promote second growth of new stems and blossoms for fall production. Weed and mulch generally. 8:00 am till done.
Last Summer Tending, Saturday August 15. Plant winter squash. Weed and mulch generally; turn compost piles, water them. 8:00 am till done.
Early Fall Tending, Saturday September 12. Plant winter squash, Remove spent crops, apply manure and/or finished compost. Replant where needed. Weed and mulch generally. 8:00am until done.
Late Fall Planting, Saturday October 10. Plant cabbage transplants. Turn compost bins, add leaves. Weed and mulch generally. 9:00 am ‘til done.
December: Bring bags of leaves to use as compost and mulch. Place along fence line.
Every Week, Gathering, Tending, Thursdays . Gather ripe produce, do spot weeding. Also, spent produce, leaves and other organic materials must be added to compost piles. Turn compost piles to aerate and water the piles. Spot water crops if needed. Schedule with Becca Clarke, 817-454-0731.