Lorraine, a PhD candidate at a local university has been taking soil samples from our garden for her research.
Her research is ongoing, but today, she sent me this info:
"What I can tell you is that the soil seems to be lacking in organic matter (the soil outside your garden has more organic matter than that in your plots) so you should work in more compost and mulch, and that all of the soils have a neutral pH. Neutral is best for plant uptake of minerals."
Great information. If you want more organic matter, make sure to work in lots of compost.
Spring in the garden: Lavender and Poppies in bloom.
If you missed the last meeting, we discussed keeping the garden clean and gave out plots. At this point, we have given out all of the plots available.
PLOT BORDERS: All of the plots have borders and should not be expanded.
One of our new gardeners has brought some worm casings for everyone to use. They are in the blue bins next to the shed. Help yourself. Please note though, the casings have been supplimented with bagged soil.
Enjoy this beautiful weather and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, Sunday April 11th at 10 am.
. The next meeting of the Crenshaw Community Garden will be Feb. 13th at 10am. If you are a member, please make sure to attend. If you are interested in a plot, there are some available and we would love to have you join us!