Sept 2017 Greenhouse Update
by Nicole Murray SEEDS Greenhouse/Gardens Manager
Autumn is here! I always feel refreshed when the cooler weather begins. Even the plants seem to perk up a bit. Relieved after having to endure the hot summer days. September was a month of plenty in our garden and I hope it was in yours too. We harvested all sorts of tomatoes, salad greens, carrots, potatoes, radish, squash, Swiss chard and herbs. We have also been planting new crops too! Some of the late crops we planted are lettuce mixes, collard greens, Swiss chard and kale.
Summer Volunteer Hours
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The Easy Compost Bin
Here are a couple of short little video updates that will quickly get you up to date on how things are growing at the SEEDS outdoor garden.
What Brown Items Can I Use in My Compost Bin?
Brown items like cardboard, dried crop residue, dried leaves, shredded newspaper or paper, sawdust (avoid plywood and anything treated), spoiled straw or hay, wood shavings or chips, egg and nut shells, egg cartons, paper towel and toilet paper rolls.
What Green Items Can I Use in My Compost Bin?
Green items like coffee grounds and filters, grass clippings, juice pulp, kitchen scraps, tea leaves, house plants, plant trimmings, manure and animal bedding.
Some Important Things To Consider…
Keep anything diseased or treated out of your compost pile and avoid adding roots of plants that might regenerate. No dairy, oils, cat or dog waste or meat can go into the pile either. It’s a good idea to add a layer of brown material over each layer of green to help with soaking up excess moisture. What your compost pile will look like depends on the time, space and energy you can put into it.
SEEDS Greenhouse/Gardens Manager
A Note From Stephanie Myers
& The SEEDS Board of Directors
The SEEDS board has had some very exciting and interesting meetings lately, especially with the City of Nelson parks staff. You maybe asking yourself ‘what is going on?,’ well you will have to come to the AGM on October 5th to find out!
The art for this year’s SEEDS Nelson themed calendar are all picked and we are just waiting for the prototype from the printer, again if you come to the AGM you can get the first look at that as well. No shortage of amazing artists in this town, that is for sure.
If food security and education are important to you please consider joining the SEEDS board.
See you there!
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