Monday, 22 October 2018

Growing Relationships with 
Village Brewery & ATB Financial

Our hop plants have struggled through, this year was the first that we actually produced the hop flower, seed cones, on the hop plant. This year the plants were protected from the lawnmower and the weeds from growing in, after wood edging was installed last year. 



THIS YEAR 3 new hop plants were added, you can see the seed cone growth on the plants the established plants. Thank you Catherine for picking up our new pants from Village Brewery and Dave for taking such good care of them this year.


NEXT YEAR we are predicting a bumper crop to be included in the VILLAGE GARDENER 




BIG SHOUT OUT to Village Brewery and ATB Financial in supporting local community gardens. Thank you for helping us to continue to grow.
MID-SUN COMMUNITY GARDEN




 

 

Friday, 17 August 2018

Learning as we grow - Cover Crops

COVER CROPS

This year, we chose 2 plots to amend the soil through planting cover crops. Planted a combination of wheat berries and buckwheat.

Covered with netting to deter deer from feasting on the greens.

Quick growth.


Chopped down before buckwheat bloomed. Left to compost.
Extremely easy to turn under, nice and loose soil.
 
Next we will sow fall rye to leave over the winter as a perennial and chop, drop and turn under in early spring or late winter. Leave 3 weeks before any sowing of seeds, due to the allelopathic effect of fall rye. Great for suppressing weeds!

 

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Scotts Best Garden Selection Winners


It was a pleasure to  view gardens in our community, hidden treasures that show the passion and pride taken in creating and maintaining a garden.
Thank you to those that nominated friends, family and neighbours gardens for Scotts Best Garden Selection.

Congratulations!

Catherine & Jim Muirhead
Pat Long
Wayne Diakow
Cheryl & Sheldon Janzen
June and Jack Davidson
 




Saturday, 21 July 2018

Rain didn't keep us away!

Rain didn't put a damper on the first workbee of 2018. Garden looks so fresh after the rain. Thank you Karen, Brad, Jeremy, Travis, Barry, Faith, Mary and Dave for braving the weather, turned out to be a nice evening.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Social Butterflies are busy

Social Butterflies have been busy with a herb challenge, coffee in the garden and more to come...







 Prior to the above events, our plant share as well as compost tea sold by Mike Dorion were well attended.





Thank you to Dave for taking the photographs.


 

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Generosity makes our garden grow!

Our soil is amended now, a bumper crop of vegetables, fruits and flowers will grow this garden season.
Thank you Peak Compost for your donation of compost to the Mid-Sun Community Garden. 
 



Monday, 4 June 2018

Tea, Strawberries & Cake

SUCCESSFUL FIRST SOCIAL EVENT OF 2018 IN THE GARDEN





Thank you to Joan, Jean, Theresa and Lorna for organizing this event. Also to Janis for sharing her fine china which added a special touch to the event.
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Great turn out for dessert, tea and garden chat. See you at the next event!