Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Clean up day May 21, 2011

The Thompsonville Community Garden will hold its annual planting and clean up day on May 21, 2011 starting at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. We will have a selection of plants available (including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash and a variety of herbs) for members to plant in their beds. Compost and tools will also be available.

If you are interested in purchasing additional plants we recommend The Growth Company located at 167 Hazard Avenue. For more information about The Growth Company visit their website at

If you purchase your own plants remember these valuable tips:

  • Don't plant vegetables that will take over your plot or grow wildly outside of your bed. Cucumbers are manageable, pumpkins are not. Some plants, such as mint, will spread everywhere.

  • Be careful about planting too much in your bed. Plants that are crowded will not receive adequate light and air and are more susceptible to diseases.

  • Avoid planting tall plants (corn, sunflowers) that will shade other beds.

  • Purchase plants from local nurseries to decrease the chance of buying infected plants.

We will be collecting the $20.00 fee from members that have not yet paid their fee.

UCONN Master Gardeners will be there to answer any questions that you might have regarding proper planting techniques.

See you there!

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