Gardening this and that

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We’re busy taking advantage of our lovely winter weather in the garden. We’re eating curly and Ethiopian kale, mustard greens, lettuces, peppers; collards are just about ready and we’ve just harvested some purple yams. We’ve recently transplanted young lacinato and Portuguese kale plants as well as broccoli. More seeds have been started and we’re busy planning what’s next (a butterfly garden!).

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We continue to offer yoga in the garden – standing poises only, wear good shoes. Join us at 9:30am on the following Saturdays:

  • February 16
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • March 30
  • April 20
  • April 27

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Do you have leaves? We’ll take them! This is the time of year that we’re busy collecting leaves for our compost operation. We’re also collecting veggie scraps for our compost, so if you’d like to keep your compost materials out of the landfill, please bring to our garden and we’ll make dirt!

  • Please feel free to bring leaves on Saturdays, 9am – 11am.
  • Veggie and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells can be deposited in the white bucket in front of our garden labeled SHCG Compost anytime, or larger deposits can be brought by Saturdays 9am – 11am.
  • We’ve been composting and making our own dirt for years, but just recently joined the MakeSoil movement as they expand across the Tampa Bay Area.  Learn more about MakeSoil.

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Visit us and see how we’re growing – we can always use help! Seminole Heights Community Gardens is open for visitors on Saturdays, 9am – 11am. Our address is 6114 River Terrace in Tampa, FL. Parking is available on the street.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

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Our May monthly meeting is at Southern Brewing, 6:30pm on Tuesday 5/15

Garden business, garden friends, and a little beer and wine. Join us for our next planning meeting, 6:30pm on Tuesday May 15.

While we usually meet monthly at the library, join us at Southern Brewing and Winemaking, 4500 N. Nebraska Ave. (between Osborne and MLK Blvd.), for a nice change of pace. We’ll likely meet on the outdoor covered patio in the back, but if the weather’s not right the indoor area is a relaxed spot for mixing business and social, too.

Hope to see you there, Tuesday May 15!

When you can find us, and where

Our Google calendar feeding the calendar to the right is a little wonky at the moment. >>>

We’re hoping it will all straighten out after the upcoming change to Daylight Savings Time this Sunday, 3/12/2017.  You didn’t forget, did you?

We’re in the garden at 6011 Highland most Saturdays from 9am – 12pm – stop by and visit if you see a member working in the garden.  And our monthly planning meeting is Monday, March 20th at 6:30pm (not 5:30!).

Join us!

 

These beauties

It’s a gorgeous time of year. We haven’t been posting much because we’ve been busy in the garden: harvesting and planting.  We could definitely use some rain so the Water Lilies didn’t have to work so hard, but everyone tries to help give the garden a good soak on Saturdays.

We’re typically in the garden on Saturdays from 9am – 12pm – sometimes a little earlier, sometimes a little later.  Stop by (6011 Highland) and we’ll give you a tour!

You’re invited to a free Micro Irrigation Workshop

Only 30 openings are available to our special Micro Irrigation Workshop, Saturday May 28.  Click here to RSVP today!

Micro irrigation, also called drip irrigation or drip line irrigation, delivers water right at the base of the plant through a system of flexible irrigation tubing, drip emitters, and micro sprays. Sheila Monahan, Water-Wise Program Coordinator– Florida-Friendly Landscaping from the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Service, will teach us about this efficient and effective way to keep your garden healthy and happy.

We’re hosting her presentation at the Garden (6011 N. Highland Ave) on Saturday, May 28, from 10 to 11:00 am.  We can only accommodate 30 guests for this special event, so don’t wait to RSVP — info.shcg@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you there. And our special thanks to Sheila!