Heat Wave at the Southeast False Creek Garden

Hello fellow gardeners,

Despite the heat, plants at the Southeast False Creek Community Garden are looking bountiful and alive––tomatoes, basil, corn, kale... all thriving!

Here are a few garden updates for August:

WATER RESTRICTIONS

As you are all aware, we've entered Stage 3 water restrictions for the City of Vancouver. The watering of lawns is prohibited, but we're still able to water our vegetable gardens, so a bit of a break there. That said, let's continue to be conservative with our watering (no more than 3 waterings a week, which should be ample), and to report any busted nozzles or leaking hoses, so that I can address the issue ASAP.

Fingers crossed that the city doesn't bump us into Stage 4 restrictions, which ban the watering of vegetable gardens outright. Eep!

NO SMOKING AT THE GARDEN

As a reminder, there is no smoking on site at the garden. I ask that you all help out by observing this rule, as well as informing any visitors to the garden that the fire risks are simply too high to have lit cigarettes on site with all that dry wood chip.

PETS AT THE GARDEN

Another reminder that dogs ARE allowed at the garden as long as they are leashed and in the control of their owner. Please scoop that poop too!

GROWING TIPS: GARLIC HARVEST

If you haven't yet yanked your garlic, or if you want to learn about garlic harvesting for next year, here's a great video:

http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=ffda97a7e9&e=9fd445186b

And if you're interested, check out this summer update from ** West Coast Seeds (http://shiftinggrowth.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=764a1db14c3c23e7a865a5214&id=a2339e3b3b&e=9fd445186b) on gardening in an El Nino year.

Adrick

Garden Manager garden@shiftinggrowth.com shiftinggrowth.com

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