Spring in coming to the Alma & 10th Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

Spring is just around the corner––you can see it in the snow bells and crocuses––and that means we can start turning our attention to the business of gardening.

Here are a few very important updates and notices for the upcoming growing season:

EARLY REGISTRATION

In case you missed the good news: we're good to grow for another year! Registration is now open for the 2018 growing season, and we encourage returning gardeners to take a moment to complete our online sign-up form and pay your annual fee of $15/bed.

The deadline for registration and payment will be the Garden Opening in April.

Click here to REGISTER AND PAY FOR YOUR ALMA & 10TH GARDEN MEMBERSHIP 2018.

****As always, returning gardeners will hold onto the same beds they gardened in 2017. If you are unsure what beds belong to you, don't hesitate to get in touch.****

LEAVING THE GARDEN?

There is a lot of interest in growing space at the Alma & 10th Garden, and the wait list is only getting longer! If you do not intend to garden this upcoming growing season, send me an email at:

                    garden@communitygardenbuilders.com

GARDEN OPENING 2018

The garden is open year-round, but our official Garden Opening event will take place some time in April (TBA in the next newsletter). This event is a fun one and not to be missed––be sure to look out for it!

The Garden Opening also serves as the final deadline for Garden Registration and Payment.

If we haven't received your online form and payment by this time, your beds will be offered to a gardener on our wait list. If you wish to pay your Gardener Fees with cash or cheque, the Opening is a great time to deliver this method of payment.

GARDEN TIPS: PLANNING YOUR GARDEN

We're still about a month away from ideal seeding conditions for most early spring crops (like radishes, spinach, mustard, kale and lettuce), but there's nothing wrong with planning ahead.

Last month's West Coast Seed Chart gave you some ideas about when to direct seed or transplant the full spectrum of veggies grown in our region, and while this month's resource from Huffpost (I know––who'd have thunk it?) covers some of the same terrain, it also offers a very handy companion planting graphic to help guide your choices of what to bunch together in your beds.

Here's to more sun, less rain!