The Hai River community garden is erupting this summer with frequent hot days and some rainy, cold weather.
On Dean Drive, the city to the west of the railroad tracks is blessed with a vast farmland with 54 outdoor plots and 60 greenhouse plots.
Megan Russell, President and Christine Wingartner, toured the campus on August 23 to show how the season has gone this year and where they hope to see progress in the future.
The community group, formed by 30 community gardeners, is trying to renovate an old rubber duck fundraiser from the Cathedral Bridge to Bob McMakekin Chamber Park this Saturday morning (August 28th). And the feeling of gardens.
“If we raise good money from the duck race, we will probably do some more landscaping and build on it,” Russell said.
Applications for government grants often require a certain amount of money to be saved, so we think this weekend will make a big difference and will be a game changer.
Although the Hei River and the South Slave have given some attention to the weather during the summer months — due to the early days of the day, including temperatures and heavy rains, gardeners have not given up.
“It wasn’t really bad,” he said. “It was raining, but then we got really hot. For the past few years, we have had no sun and no rain and it has been heavy in those years. So I think this year will be better for the crop. ”
And the difference was good both inside and outside the greenhouse structure. Frost tolerant vegetables such as turps, beans and radishes, especially those that work well, such as leafy greens, lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard and peas.
It is important to remember that no matter what the weather, it is often unique to each year.
“Every year, some things grow better than others,” says Russell. “This year was the only year I had successful broccoli, and broccoli is a cold-tolerant plant.
“Broccoli likes cooler, more consistent temperatures so it doesn’t always do well in the north because we get short periods and hot summers and full sun. But this year, broccoli was very good and suitable for merchandise.
Ticket sales for the duck race have been good in recent weeks, with volunteers staying at the fishing warehouse and super food.
The money raised is expected to be used to repair garden beds and other infrastructure on the site – the first effort in more than a decade.
Some work has already begun this year by repairing up to 10 garden boxes.
The grounds include a general view of the group and a pond that wants to grow more space, which leads to another greenhouse for the site.