July update

Sarah Hutt

To all
Happy middle of the summer 
Happy 4th of July

Rabbit sightings continue in the garden -  here are two methods to fight them - there may be more - 
Shakeaway -which is granular or Scentsational which is a liquid - both products are made from Fox urine that seems to scare the rabbits - as fox are a preditor.  You can get them at hardware stores like Home Depot and on Amazon.
The best way is to use chicken wire with one-inch or smaller mesh to create fencing around the perimter of your garden plot - at least 2 feet high to prevent rabbits from jumping over. To keep them from burrowing under, bury at least 3 to 6 inches (the deeper the better) and bend the buried portion away from plantings.

The next Monday night Cleanup and Social Hour is on July 9 from 6 - 7pm  stop by if you have questions or say hi if you are in your garden picking dinner.

Reminder !!!! this is the time to start planting for the fall season - these include green beans, broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, turnips, beats, green onions, Kohlrabi, lettuce, collards, swiss chard, cauliflower, you get the idea -  any seed web site will give you more tips

Conservation of water
Remember garden dues pay for water - so if you see leaks around the irrigation stations email to info@... so it can be repaired quickly.

To protect your squash and tomatoes from blight water the ground not the leaves.  Try to water early morning or evenings - noon is not considered the optimal time especially in this heat.

If you are going to be away and you water common areas please let us know so the plants can be watered. email: info@....


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