Thinking Ahead at the Alma Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

It is hot out there! And while some vegetables and flowers struggle through the heat, well watered beds are bursting with colour and bounty: tomatoes, gourds, beans, kale, lettuces. We hope the harvest is filling the fridge!

Here are a few garden updates for August:

HIGH HEAT

We're well into hot, drought-like weather––beautiful beach conditions, but a real strain on our plants and the watering system at large. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you encounter any leaks or busted nozzles.

Also note that smoking is prohibited on the site. We want to minimize the fire risk!  

WATER OFF BEFORE YOU LEAVE?

A reminder to always shut of the main water source after you've finished watering and are set to leave the garden. This ensures that water (and pressure) are not building up in the hoses, minimizing strain and the risk of leaks!   

GARDEN TIPS: LOOKING AHEAD TO FALL CROPS

It may seem like autumn is a long way off, given today's forest fire smoke, or the thirty degree heat, but believe it or not, August is the ideal month to start thinking about (and seeding for) fall bounty. Here's one take on how to approach fall growing and why. Here's the gist: August is a great time to create some space in your beds (maybe your spring lettuce can be pulled up?) to plant either seeds or starts for September and October maturation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVbXOrP9yA4