Work Days Ahead

Saturday, May 5th at 9:30 am
Saturday, May 12th at 9:30 am

During the past few years there has been a rapid growth of mint, invasive weeds, and even some bushes in the area around the gardens.  They have grown into the fence and have caused deterioration of the fencing.  Those plants and other detritus, including discarded posts, needs to be removed before any fence can be installed at the gardens, and the grounds in general need a good cleanup.  For that purpose, we hope to get as many gardeners as possible together this coming Saturday, May 5, at 9:30 am for a garden clean-up work party.  If anyone can bring weed whacker, clippers, rake, hoe, etc. to assist in the effort, that would be much appreciated. With a decent turnout, it shouldn’t take more than an hour.  The ground may be rather soggy, so wear appropriate footwear.

A second work party is being scheduled for Saturday morning May 12, also at 9:30, to put up the seasonal fence and install hoses.  Again, assuming a decent turnout it shouldn’t take more than an hour.

Please plan to come to one or both of the work parties.  In case of rain, they will be rescheduled.  Please check the garden webpage (www.hanovergardens.org) for updates.

Time to Garden – May 13

Greetings Gardeners,

Alas, flowers are blooming. The gardens are pretty soggy. It’s the perfect time to put up the fencing and be ready to plant when the sun shines.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, May 13th at 9:00 am to install the fences, hook up the hoses, and clean up the grounds. Should it rain on Saturday, we will try again at 9 am on Sunday, May 14th. We will send a reminder at the end of the week.

Please bring your work gloves and your ideas for the new season. If you haven’t had a chance to pay your garden fee, please bring your check made out to Kathy Tefft (Hanover Community Gardens). The full plot fee is $40 and the half is $20.

See you on Saturday in the garden.

Groundhog Warning

This afternoon, en route to weeding and watering, a gardener surprised a woodchuck in the lower garden. It is not clear where it had come through the fence, but everyone should check the portion of fence adjacent to their plot and make sure that it is as tightly staked as possible. We recommend that the same be done in the upper garden. Although we have not yet had any reports of critter sightings there, some young broccoli heads show signs of nibbling.

Also, please do not dump garden waste down by the lower garden because there is no easy way to retrieve it from there at this time of year.

The gardens are looking lush and wonderful and represent an impressive amount of work. Bravo to all!

2016 Fences Are Up

We had a great turn-out this morning with about 20 gardeners.  We put up the fences around the garden in an hour and a half.  Thanks to William for setting everything up, and to Viva for the scones. Thanks also to William for refinishing the benches.

Thanks to Hill Carter for the photos.

2016 Garden Kick-Off

It’s that time again. We will gather at the garden on Saturday, April 30 at 9 am, install the deer fencing and hoses, clean up the grounds a bit (in keeping with Green Up Day) and enjoy snacks.  Rain date is Sunday, May 1 at 9 am.

Please bring your work gloves and your ideas for the new season. If you haven’t had a chance to pay your garden fee, please bring your check made out to Kathy Tefft (Hanover Community Gardens). The full plot fee is $40 and the half is $20.

Thanks to William for refinishing the benches.  They are in great shape for another season.