April Showers Brings May Flowers

Hello fellow gardeners,

April has indeed been a wet one, and here's hoping May will provide a bit more sun! Beds at the Burke Mountain Community Garden are starting to show off the best of spring: overwintered garlic and kale, new spinach, arugula, leek, peas, strawberries. This month is a good one to turn your attention to warmer-season vegetables like cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, lettuce, chard, and tomatoes (which technically are fruits, I guess).

Here are a few garden updates for May:

PAINT YOUR GARDEN SIGNS

I'll be in the garden on Wednesday, May 13th, 3:30 to 5:30PM, with paint, cedar placards, and a drill. If you're a new gardener (and there are a few -- so welcome!) this is a good opportunity to make your personalized name sign. If you want to touch up your pre-existing sign, all the better.

COMMUNAL BEDS

I want to remind everyone that there is a communal herb bed in the garden, #18. If you have any extra herb seeds or transplants that you can't quite fit into your bed, feel free to plant them in the communal bed. (Feel free to harvest anything from the beds, while you're at it).

FREE COMPOST

If you haven't heard already, the City of Coquitlam is giving away free compost to Coquitlam residents. The give-away happens this Sunday (May 3rd) at the Inspiration Garden (Guildford Way & Pipeline Road), from 11am to 3pm.

Click here for more info! (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=bf82cad415&e=9d37d4b117)

2015 REGISTRATION

There are still a few returning gardeners who haven't registered for the 2015 growing season. Please head over to our online registration page at www.shiftinggrowth.com/garden-members/.

If you do not intend on growing with us this year, please send me an email so I can relocate your plots to a new gardener.

GROWING TIPS

Here's a good blogpost from West Coast Seeds, Seeds to Plant in May. (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=a2efa3c5b2&e=9d37d4b117) And speaking of tomatoes, here's a very informative video:

** (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=24445d3593&e=9d37d4b117) A video about growing tomatoes.

Enjoy those first home-grown salads!

Adrick

Garden Manager garden@shiftinggrowth.com shiftinggrowth.com

This email was sent to pbm+shiftinggrowth+3vftxb@squarespace.com (mailto:pbm+shiftinggrowth+3vftxb@squarespace.com) why did I get this? (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage.com/about?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=3093b0fc2c&e=9d37d4b117&c=ea2564ba11) unsubscribe from this list (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage1.com/unsubscribe?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=3093b0fc2c&e=9d37d4b117&c=ea2564ba11) update subscription preferences (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage.com/profile?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=3093b0fc2c&e=9d37d4b117) Shifting Growth · #210 - 128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada · Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8 · Canada

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp http://www.mailchimp.com/monkey-rewards/?utmsource=freemiumnewsletter&utmmedium=email&utmcampaign=monkey_rewards&aid=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&afl=1