- Tomato & Potato Blight – NO DISEASED PLANTS IN COMPOST
- Donation Plot
- Flower Station Update
- Garden Pests – Tick Edition
TOMATO & POTATO BLIGHT
We’re starting to see some diseases on tomatoes, particularly blight, which is a fungus that resides in the soil. Quick action can save your plants, while not taking action can cause it to spread throughout the garden, not to mention losing your plants.
If you see yellowing and die-off of lower leaves, remove them and take them home to be thrown out. DO NOT PUT DISEASED PLANTS IN THE COMPOST. Mulching, airflow through proper spacing, and correct watering to avoid splash-up can help keep your plants healthy. If you think you have blight, spraying with copper fungicide can help keep it under control (it is organic and you can still eat the produce from the plant). This is what I use but there are other products out there. I’m happy to help identify whether you have blight or not (this is Cindy). Catch me in the garden or shoot leadership an email.
The Donation Plot made its first drop off this week to Kaizen Food Rescue! We’re also working to identify other charities that fit with what we have to offer, such as Cafe 180. The Donation Team is able to take any extra vegetables that gardeners may have, in addition to what is growing in the donation plot (please nothing you wouldn’t eat yourself such as giant zucchini or bug-eaten kale).
- Designated date for donation deliveries is Tuesdays.
- Gardeners can leave produce in the storage box under the tree in the front of the garden on Mondays for the team to collect. If you have delicate items such as lettuce or herbs to donate, it’s best to harvest Tuesday mornings so they’re not wilted.
Speaking of the storage box, if there is time / someone willing – the Donation Team would like help cleaning out the storage box under the tree. A battery operated vacuum would go a long way in helping to clear out the cobwebs and pollen that has collected there over the season.
Contact Donation Plot Lead Amanda Macco, email@example.com, for questions about donations.
FLOWER STATION UPDATE
Now that flower season is in full bloom, a few reminders:
1) If you would like to give me permission to harvest flowers from your plot, send an email to me, Andrea, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) If you would like to create your own bouquets, feel free to put them on the fence if there is an open spot! I can only make so many bouquets and they tend to sell pretty quickly, so I would love some help to meet the demand!
Please make sure to strip the stems of leaves and use the twine on the front fence to tie the bouquet!
GARDEN PESTS – TICK EDITION
As if Japanese Beetles weren’t bad enough, one of our gardeners found a tick on her arm this week after working in the garden. It’s a buggy world out there. Be Aware and be Safe.
NEXT WORK DAY: Saturday, August 12, 9:00 to noon
VOLUNTEER HOURS OPPORTUNITIES:
SIGN UP TO HELP WITH BOKASHI
All gardeners are asked to participate in one Bokashi session during the season. One of the Bokashi team will be present at each session to guide the process and answer any bokashi questions you may have. Each session takes about 45 minutes. To schedule your session:
- Sign in to the Hours site, https://www.trackitforward.com/site/rosedale-community-garden
- Click on the Events Sign Up tab in the top menu,
- Search through the listed Bokashi dates(it’s every Saturday)
- Click the Bokashi date that fits your schedule.
- Click on the orange Sign Up box on the right hand side and sign up.
Bee Hives contact: Brad Volin at email@example.com
Compost contact: Gary Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donation Plots contact: email@example.com
Perennial Team & Herb Garden: Christine Franck, firstname.lastname@example.org
Plots/Membership: Priscilla at email@example.com
Website: Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Leadership@rosedalegarden.org (Priscilla, Cindy, Sarah, Liz)
News@rosedalegarden.org (Send your updates for the News Email)
Mailing Address: Rosedale Community Garden PO Box 415 Englewood, Co 80151-0415
Visit us on the web at: www.rosedalegarden.org