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Starting the Spring Garden

Thinking about your spring garden? Here is a check list. Winter plants removed. Weeds removed. Soil loosened to aerate it.  Don’t plant into hard compacted soil. Microlife fertilizer worked in.  Maybe a bag of composted manure will help. Soil raked smooth and well watered. Garden plan drawn on paper. Markers for seed rows and plants. […]

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Using the Gas Powered Tools:  Get Exercise!

We encourage garden members to learn to use the gas powered tools to do common maintenance jobs around the garden.  We have a Stihl Trimmer and a Stihl Edger.  The trimmer is used often in trimming around fruit trees, sheds, and along the butterfly garden as well as any other place a mower can’t reach.  The […]

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YES Prep 6th Graders Volunteer At The Garden

On Wednesday, April 8, a group of 40 6th graders from YES Prep Northside came to the garden to help on the prairie.  Their main task was to clear the bamboo that had been dumped between Plant It Forward Farms and the Westbury Pocket Prairie. In one hour 28 students, under the direction of Al […]

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Personal Gardening Equipment

These personal garden tools are recommended. Gloves: Invest in a pair of gloves you like and which can be washed. Better still, have two pairs. Hand tools: trowel, hand cultivator, watering wand or fan nozzle (plus your Faucet Key), weeding tool (there are many), garden scissors or pruning shears Long handled tools: Cultivator or hoe, […]

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Weeding and Disposal

Weekly weeding of your garden and the surrounding aisles are essential. No weed killers/ herbicides are used in WCG. Learn to know weeds and how they grow which enables you to remove them effectively. Once a weed flowers, it produces seeds which quickly become more weeds.  Therefore, pull out even small weeds. Acquire a good […]

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