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Friday, Oct. 5 - South Jordan Gardens, Final day to pick crops before the freeze
10/4/2012 | Sheryl McGlochlin
A HUGE thank you
to everyone who has been working so hard this past week, to harvest tomatoes, peppers and squash in our South Jordan Gardens.
Your efforts have been GREATLY appreciated!
In the South Jordan Gardens, we have until Friday evening to harvest the last of our crops in these gardens. Late Friday night, there's a good chance the temperatures will dip low enough to freeze our crops which makes it officially the end of our growing season IN THE SOUTH JORDAN GARDENS.
The temperatures can vary quite a bit from the center of the Salt Lake valley (South and West Jordan Gardens) to the benches (Millcreek and Holladay Gardens).
If you are able to help today, Thursday, or Friday, and get out to our So Jo B Garden at 11131 So. 2865 W. and pick any and all tomatoes and anything else you see, it would be greatly appreciated. Let me know before you go so I can keep you updated on the progress.
Take what you want and if you have extra, send it my way, here in Holladay, where we will get it distributed.
FALL GARDEN CLEANUP: EVERY SATURDAY IN OCTOBER - 1 - 3 PM
Check the garden calendar to see the update on which garden we are at each Saturday.
Check the Friday before, to get the most current news.
From 1 - 3 pm, every Saturday, we'll bring lunch for everyone and work together to pull ALL the plants out of the garden, put them in a big pile to be hauled away. All the dripline needs to be carefully gathered up and all black plastic will be removed from the garden area as well. Any rocks, milk cartons, wood pieces, etc. that were holding down the black plastic all need to be put in a pile away from the main garden area.
Our South Jordan Gardens will be tilled with a tractor this fall, so we can begin planting early in the spring.
If you and your family have never been involved with working throughout an entire growing cycle, you should come and work with us to learn what needs to be done before winter sets in.