September 2017 E-Newsletter
"By all these lovely tokens September days are here,
With summer's best of weather And autumn's best of cheer.”
-Helen Hunt Jackson
Featured Instagram Photo of the Month: Happy grape plants.
- Here are some general tips for gardening in September. Helpful hint: it’s probably a safe bet you can ignore any of the tips making reference to preparing for frost. Gardening in our oceanic climate usually keeps us safe from frosts and freezing temperatures. For more OVF specific fall planting advice, make sure to check out the Fall Garden Planning Presentation at the end of the month (see below for more information).
- Do you start your own seeds? We’re very lucky to have our OVF greenhouse sales to supply us with healthy, hardy seedlings – but supplies and varieties can be limited. Starting your own seeds can be a great way to save money and get a chance to grow varieties that you might not find at your local nursery. Here are some tips to starting seeds indoors and here is a resource for when to sow verses transplant seeds.
Fall Garden Planning Presentation
Join OVF Board Vice President and Gardenerd founder Christy Wilhemi on Saturday 9/30 at 9:30AM as she discussing strategies for planting a successful fall garden.
This event is free and open to the public.
For anyone wanting the complete tomato tasting recap including photos and a complete list of votes, check out the OVF website. Congratulations again to our winners Nancy and Glen Howell, Dean Cleverdon and Nancy Nyberg, and Ed Mossman. Thanks again to our generous prize sponsors and to everyone who submitted tomatoes or just came out and judged.
There are two new ways to rack up community service hours this month. The garden is looking for a photojournalist to document various events and happenings around the garden. We are also looking for Master Gardener OVF members who can assist in putting together educational workshops. This is a great way for Master Gardeners to completing their OVF and Master Gardener service hour requirements at the same time. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please contact our Education Chair Andy Morris for more information.
That’s all for now. Happy gardening!