Help us make things better
We have about a month left to the season. We will come back to your gardens to remove the plant residue, add a bunch of fresh soil, compost and natural organic fertilizers. At that time we will plant garlic and cover your garden with plastic to protect it for the winter.
Your garden should be pretty easy to maintain for the rest of the season. Keep any weeds out, water, hunt for slugs, and keep on harvesting. Hopefully the sun sticks around! Cover your garden if the weather dips below 4 or 5 degrees at night, and take the covers off to let the glorious sun in. This beautiful hot, sunny weather will certainly help to ripen tomatoes and get those greens growing.
I would like to take the time now to reflect on what we’ve learned from this season, and what we plan on doing differently for next year. If you have any thoughts or suggestions on how we can do better in the future, please let me know. We strive to support you in your vegetable gardening and help you have the best garden possible.
Next year we will reorganize how the vegetable garden is planted to avoid shading out newly planted seeds and seedlings. We will make sure that the tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings are larger when we plant them, and we will be adding ceramic tile around the base of peppers and eggplants to encourage them to provide more fruit. We will also be offering more comprehensive maintenance packages for those who need extra help. For next season, you will be able to sign up for monthly, biweekly or weekly vegetable garden maintenance.
Do you have any reflections on how this season went? Or any ideas about how we can do better next season? Please let me know.