Sunshine Weekly Weeder Newsletter
4 March 2015
3 More Days to the Plant Sale
Saturday, 7th March, 9-2
Rain or shine the plant sale goes on.
30,000 Hard to find Certified Organic Tomato and Wicked Hot/Sweet Bell Pepper Plants, and Herbs go on sale March 7, 2015. Check out the lists of varieties on the website. Let your neighbors and friends know. Lots of entertainment for the whole family.
Volunteers for pre-plant sale work
The plants were delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday put in the tents and greenhouses before the cold front arrived. There is no plant delivery on Thursday. Compost arrives on Friday and there still will be a need for volunteers to help with bagging compost on Friday.
Please check Sunshine's website for current information.
Wanted Boxes for the Plant Sale
We need boxes for our customers to carry plants in after they've purchased them. Bring any boxes to the trailer and leave them there.
No Parking inside the Garden, Friday and Saturday.
Gardeners need to find other parking for this period. There will be large trucks making deliveries and Vendors will be beginning to set up.
A New Tool Washing Station for the Garden
Gardeners all - Please check out and use our new tool cleaning station, a work of art.
Robert Jarry designed and built, with Janet Bogue's assistance, a beautiful new tool cleaning station. Steve Uecker did the tough job of digging post holes.
Carla Petievich and Janet Bogue were involved in the deconstruction of old one.
Thanks to you all for your contributions to Sunshine.
What to do in the garden in March
This is prime gardening time. The average date for the last frost in Austin is Feb 19th, so the freeze that is coming up the next two nights is considered a late freeze. That doesn't mean we won't have another freeze before the end of the month. Once you've bought your summer plants, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, it is probably wise to either transplant into bigger pots and keep at home for a few weeks until the soil warms up, or if you do transplant them into the garden be prepared to water, cover, and if possible provide a little heat for them on cold nights. Many gardeners wrap tomato cages with plastic. This will not prevent freezing but will help protect young transplants and reduce the cold wind reaching the plants. At this time of year our weather tends to swing wildly between hot and cold, windy and still and every other type of contrast you can think of. This is the time for the gardener to be vigilant and take appropriate measures to protect the small plants.
early to mid month - Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Beets, collards, turnips.
Officer and Zone Coordinator Contacts - Sunshine Garden
- President - Ila Falvey firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice-President - Janet Adams email@example.com
- Secretary - Ginny Heilman firstname.lastname@example.org
- Treasurer - Jack Reynolds email@example.com
- Director - Michael Hall firstname.lastname@example.org
- Director - Kay McMurry email@example.com
- Director - vacant
- Zone 1, Jody Trendler firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 2, Katy Davis email@example.com
- Zone 3, Ludmila Voskov firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 4, Ila Falvey email@example.com
- Zone 5, Mary Gifford firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 6, Charlotte Jernigan email@example.com
- Zone 7, Jing Li firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 8, Irina Kaducova email@example.com
- Zone 9, Cheryl Hazeltine firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zone 10, Christopher Schroder email@example.com
- Weekly Weeder Newsletter - Margaret Powis firstname.lastname@example.org
- Plant Sale - Michael Hall email@example.com
- TSBVI Liason & Volunteer Coordinator - Janet Adams jartdaht@gmailcom
- Plot Rental - Kay McMurry firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry email@example.com
- Water Leak Repairs - Stewart Nichols firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter email@example.com
- Website Coordinator - Sharon Rempert firstname.lastname@example.org
Record Service Hours Online - the Virtual Green Binder