- Rototilling Canceled
- Fun Bee Stuff
ROTOTILLING CANCELED – AGAIN
So sorry to do this, especially right after the email about the water, but we have to again cancel our rototilling for tomorrow. This spring weather is just not cooperating. A check of the soil at the garden this morning confirms that it is still too wet to effectively run a rototiller. The soil would only compact and not produce the nice, fluffy soil we’re all looking for. Plus, it would gum up the machine.
And it’s raining some more as I type this.
At this point, it doesn’t make sense to reschedule. The garden rototiller is in the shed, and there is gas in one of the gas cans, for anyone who would like to use it once everything dries out. There are also three broadforks that can be used as an “organic” option.
Many thanks to everyone for your patience and understanding.
On the bright side, there is some Fun Bee Stuff happening tomorrow….
FUN BEE STUFF
Reminder – we are working on the bee hives again this Saturday at 10a. Who is available to help?
Here’s the plan, hive by hive:
1. Remove queen cage. Verify accepted, queen right, and good laying pattern. Add brood frame if needed.
2. Remove mite strips. Verify queen right. Add Super if looks strong.
3. Remove mite strips. Verify queen right. Check progress in UD
4. Remove queen cage. Verify accepted, queen right, and good laying pattern. Add brood frame if needed.
5. Remove mite strips. Verify queen right. Add Super if looks strong.
6. Remove mite strips. Verify queen right. Add Super if looks strong.
7. New swarm capture. Do not touch. Queen likely not laying yet.
8. Remove queen cage. Verify accepted, queen right, and good laying pattern. Add brood frame if needed. Repair: notch O/C
9. Remove queen cage. Verify accepted, queen right, and good laying pattern. Add brood frame if needed.
Remember to wear long pants, and low boots. Although this will not be hugely disruptive, other gardeners should avoid the area from 10a – 1p.
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Compost contact: Gary Alexander at email@example.com
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