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Summer 2020

Thank you for visiting our website.  This year during the Covid-19 pandemic we had a late start with restricted access.  All meetings and gatherings are cancelled until next year or when the pandemic ends.   We are just grateful to currently have access to the gardens and are able to be gardening.   If you are interested in joining us, there may be a couple plots still available.  You can print out a new 2020 application, fill in the blanks and drop it in the mail.  Please send your application as soon as possible if you would like a chance at a garden plot.   As soon as we receive your application we will put you on our mailing list to receive important information.

If you have any questions, please send me an email. Talk soon,.. Paul -President  – prsdesign@verizon.net

Spring Reminders

Spring is the time to start planning for the 2020 gardening season.

  1. Decide how big of a plot you want for this season. Our plots come in two sizes: small (about 10 x 20) or large (about 20 x 20). It is strongly recommended that those with limited time maintain a small plot. First year gardeners will receive a 10′ x 20′ plot.
  2. Mail your completed Crows Woods Gardeners application (along with your payment). For more information, please visit our “Application” page.
  3. It is important that Paul Schmeck receives your completed application and payment by March 1 (or you can bring it to the Winter Meeting .
  4. If you had a plot in 2019 and you wish to continue gardening, you must still complete and send in an application with payment by March 1 for the 2020 season.
  5. If this is your first year applying for a plot, keep in mind that plots will be awarded on a first come first serve basis as they become available.
  6. Start planning your plot! Early spring is a great time to plant your kale, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, lettuce, onion, parsnips, peas (great St. Patrick’s day activity), rhubarb and turnips.
  7. Look at the Plot Grid Map to determine your plot number: Plot Grid Map PDF (Please note that these will be continually updated)

 

Knee Deep in Tomatoes

Ann and Craig Goings share their secrets in growing a successful tomato bumper crop.

Keeping Critters at Bay

Anthony Calabretta,a long time gardener at Crows Woods, has found ways to coexist with the many small critters that enjoy eating the fruits of our hard labor. His ideas are simple and straight forward to implement.

My War with the Harlequin Beetle

Not all critters can be kept at bay as Karin Waltzman points out. The harlequin beetle is a tough competitor for the organic gardener. Never the less, a year lost to the harlequin beetle brings promise of productive growing seasons in years to come.

Bee Crisis

Mary Previte reminds us of the importance that bees play in our daily life. As organic gardeners we need to be aware of their perils and be mindful of the steps we can take to help them survive and multiply.

News / Articles From Prior Years

In addition to gardening, we like to share our experiences at Crows Woods. Some of us do it in writing while others prefer to let their photographs speak for themselves. Visit our Archives which contain news, articles and pictures of our past experiences at Crows Woods.

NOTE: If you have an article or a photograph that you would like to submit for publication, please email articles to:  prsdesign@verizon.net.

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