• The Water is On!!!
  • Orchard Update
  • Garlic Update



Many thanks to Lara and Mark for working to get the water back online AND to all of our gardeners for your patience.  

Now that the water is on (and just in time for the June 15 deadline to visibly work your garden plot), just a reminder to unhook your hoses when you have finished watering, you must be in the garden while watering–no turning it on and running home–, and no timers.  

Time to plant!


Despite the cold and wet weather, the orchard team has been hard at work as tree time starts long before tomato time.  It’s imperative that we allow the trees to wake up to a well nourished and well watered (easy this year) Spring.  According to the arborist, they make an assessment upon waking from dormancy and will produce more aggressive vegetation and fruiting if well managed in the Spring.

In 5 workdays this season so far, we’ve been quite active.  The team has planted 6 new trees in the orchard.  3 in the first round from trees that never made it last year, and then we sent the espalier and the sweet cherry to The Great Orchard in the sky (they were diseased and needed to go) and one perished over the winter.  With these 6 new trees in place, the orchard is officially full.  We also pruned the 5 original trees (2 in the orchard and 3 in the north part of the garden along the fence).  They all look good and are off to the races.  Finally, we planted some bee friendly plants in the strip against the fence to mitigate the weeds.  We’ll now turn our attention to maintenance tasks like weeding, path fixing, and spraying for worms.  


It’s garlic scape season!  

Garlic scapes are just beginning to emerge and should be snipped off in order to send more energy to the development of the garlic bulbs.  Here’s a great primer on garlic scapes, how and when to harvest, and best of all, recipes on how to use garlic scapes.

Now that the water is on (HOORAY!), continue to water your garlic as needed, and fertilize for another couple of weeks with the fish fertilizer in the shed.


Work Day:  Saturday, June 10, 9:00 to noon


(record volunteer hours here)


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:  

  1. Sign in to the Hours site, 
  2. Click on the Events Sign Up tab in the top menu, 
  3. Search through the listed Bokashi dates(it’s every Saturday)
  4. Click the Bokashi date that fits your schedule.
  5. Click on the orange Sign Up box on the right hand side and sign up.


Bee Hives contact:  Brad Volin at

Compost contact:  Gary Alexander at

Donation Plots contact:

Perennial Team & Herb Garden: Christine Franck,

Plots/Membership:  Priscilla at

Website: Andrea at

Leadership Contacts: (Priscilla, Cindy, Sarah, Liz)  (Priscilla)  (Send your updates for the News Email)  (Jackie) 

Mailing Address:  Rosedale Community Garden PO Box 415 Englewood, Co 80151-0415

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