There is room at the Fair Haven Fields
There is still room at Fair Haven Fields for anyone who does not have space to grow at home. Here is the down low;
There are still a few 20'x20' plots ($20.00/plot) available in the FHF Garden. The contact person is Judy Fuller, 36 Elmwood Lane, FH. 07704. -you don't have to be a FH resident.
How does your garden grow? For those of you who've put in seeds they should be making an appearance. Be aware that some things like lettuce, arugula and spinach will grow rapidly when its really warm out and if it gets hot they will want to bolt (go to seed), it all depends on how the season progresses. Just watch for this and pick often. You will have the opportunity to plant all these things again in the late summer for autumn harvest.
If you are growing anything in the brassica family; kale, broccoli, brussell sprouts, cauliflower, in order to fend off insect damage, you might want to cover them now with some agricultural fabric, aka; Agribon, which you can get from Johnny's or Peaceful Valley.
Peas need to have a trellis if you put them in, they can do without but they do better with some kind of fence to climb up on and it keeps order in the garden by them not sprawling into other territory. This is important especially if you have limited space and have something growing next door!
I'm seeing tomatoes and basil in all the stores and they are shivering. If you are tempted, be advised that IT IS TOO EARLY TO PLANT!!!!!!!!! Better you should do a mercy purchase by taking them home and bringing them indoors until there proper planting date which is May 15th. If its a nice day set them in a protected area outside but be sure to bring them in at night.
They are too tender to leave out in the cold nights!!!
Keep in mind as you are planning your gardens to plant extra for the hungry. The Lunch Break will take any of vegetables and turn it into something they can use. Their numbers are way up and they can use it. Last week I brought them Collard Greens and Russin Kale that was about to flower (they were wintered over and in beautiful shape, I needed the space and they had to go). So think ahead for what you can grow for people who need fresh local produce.
If you have any questions about any of this stuff, give me a shout.