November 2016

November 2016 E-Newsletter

Spotted around the garden:

Instagram Capture: General Meeting

Featured Instagram Photo of the Month: Thanks to everyone who came out to the October General Meeting and Potluck!


How does your fall garden grow?  Things are slowing down around the garden.  Whether you're still enjoying some of your last summer blooms, eggplants and even a rare tomato here and there or if you’ve launched full on into broccoli, lettuce and mild-weather flowering plants all gardeners can appreciate the cooler working conditions, red leaves on the trees and dramatic skies that this time of year has to offer. Extra bonus are those rare rainy days when you know you won’t have to water. 


Upcoming Garden Events:

Nov. 12 - Saturday Workday - 9:00 AM - Noon
Nov. 19 - Board Meeting - 9:30 AM 
Nov. 27 - Sunday Workday - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Useful info:

  • Here are some general tips for gardening in November.  Things on the list that do well at OVF include fava beans, beets, broccoli, chard, cilantro, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, parsley, peas, radishes and some varieties of cabbage.  Popular fall plants that are more challenging to grow at the garden include Brussels sprouts (prone to aphids) and cauliflower which does not do well when we get a February heat wave.  You can ignore much of the advise pertaining to frost as the garden rarely gets that cold with the coastal influence.


OVF Announcements: 

How to Approach/ Engage with the Board
If you have a topic or issue that you would like to bring to the board's attention, start by reaching out to your phase rep.  Remember, you can reach your phase rep, or anyone else on the board through the OVF Website.

Do We Have Your Current Billing Information?
The new year will be here shortly and it will once again be time to renew your garden membership and pay plot fees.  Please make sure we have your current billing information.  You can sign up to renew your plot online by accessing the “My Account” tab at the bottom of the OVF Homepage or update your contact information with the membership coordinator here

There are only four workdays left between now and the end of the year to complete your service hours.  Make sure to plan accordingly!

Saturday, November 12th - 9:00 AM to Noon
Sunday, November 27th - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, December 10th - 9:00 AM to Noon
Sunday, December 25th - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

As always: we want to hear from you!  Send us an email, reach out on Facebook, or tag us on Instagram @oceanviewfarms.  Remember to use the hashtag #ASKOVF to get your gardening questions answered.

That’s all for now.  Happy gardening!