The water is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m for filling the rain barrels. Attach the hoses and fill the barrels from the two taps located in the garden. Please remember the taps are closed clockwise. If you haven’t signed up for watering dates yet or need to switch your date e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thursday May 28: Lois and Derek
- Saturday May 30: Susan G.
- Tuesday June 2: Theresa
- Thursday June 4: Nicole and Dan
- Saturday June 6: Marlene
- Tuesday June 9: Theresa
- Thursday June 11: Amanada W.
- Saturday June 13: Wendy
- Tuesday June 16: Gail and Bernie
- Thursday June 18: Carrie
- Saturday June 20:
- Tuesday June 23: Deb and Berenice
- Thursday June 25: Carrie
- Saturday June 27: Marlene
- Tuesday June 30: Jaime
- Thursday July 2: Rod
- Saturday July 4: Linda and Wendy
- Tuesday July 7: Jaime
- Thursday July 9: Rod
- Saturday July 11: Fiore
- Tuesday July 14: Mike S.
- Thursday July 16: Sara
- Saturday July 18: Diego W.
- Tuesday July 21: Diane D.
- Thursday July 23: Fiore
- Saturday July 25: NEEDED
- Tuesday July 28: Diego W.
- Thursday July 30: Nicole and Dan
Download full water schedule PDF by clicking here: 2015 Water schedule
Legends Community Garden AGM
The meeting will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 pm but we will be available to take completed application forms and money for a plot ($30.00 cash or cheque) from 6:30 – 7:00 pm.
Garden Membership form attached with constitution
When to Plant – Garden Infographic. It can be tricky to know when to start your seeds and where to plant. This graphic makes it easy to figure out.
If you love cruising Pinterest like I do, you’ll find great ideas for all areas of your life. This is a fantastic DIY Pop Bottle Garden with step by step for construction. Start saving your bottles!
Welcoming all existing members and new members to join us at the Legends Community Centre March 31st from:
6:30 – 8:00 pm (room 2)
Please bring your completed membership form and fee. You will receive a registration form via email shortly.
- emptying the rain barrels
- scrubbing/cleaning the rain barrels
- storing the rain barrels
- weeding the paths
- cleaning up the communal bed and slopes (weeding)
- chopping up compost
Aphids – Bad Bugs
Found: underside of leaves, white or green in color they suck the plant juices, ants guard them from other insects as they at the gooey honeydew that aphids excrete.
Biological Controls (good bugs): Ladybugs, Lacewings and Aphid Midges each Aphids.
Organic Sprays: Hose off plants with water. If the plant is disturbed the Aphids may not return. Use a homemade spray of soap or lime.
Ants – Bad Bugs
Found: In the ground surrounding your plants and on your plant leaves – top or bottom and along the stem
Biological Controls: Pyemotes Tritici (straw mite), Nematodes, Ant lions, Lacewings, and Doodle Bugs.Cultural Control: Interplant spearmint, tansy, and pennyroyal. Bone meal around plants or juice of hot pepper pods act as a repellent.
Organic Spray: 3-4 tablespoons of dish soap in 1/4 cup of lime in 1 gallon of water, pour straight into the colony. Place sugar or peanut butter as bait to determine the position of the colony. Boric Acid will also help reduce an ant problem.
Earwigs – Good Bug
Found: Dark areas of plants these creatures feed on other pests and often hide in their place. We often accuse them of doing the damage to the plant when in fact the just ate the bug that did it.
Slugs – Bad Bug
Found: Make small holes in foliage and found underside plant or on the ground.
Cultural Control: Band citrus trees or plants with copper sheath.
Organic approach: Place shallow pans or tins with yeast water or beer in the soil so the rims are at ground level to trap. Refill or remove each day.
Squash Bugs – Bad Bug
Found: Sucking juices from plant, base of the stem or on the ground under the leaves.
Biological Control: Praying Mantises
Cultural: Interplant radishes and marigolds
Organic Spray: Spray insecticidal soap directly on bugs or squish them with fingers.
White Grubs -Bad Bug
Found: In ground feeding on roots of plants or grass
Biological Control: Nematodes or handpick in soil
Good Guy list:
• Lady Bugs
• Praying Mantis
We welcome all the members to join us in learning more about composting and helping create new compost bins! This will help us all organize all our harvest organic discards properly so we can create our own compost as the years progress.
Snacks provided. We look forward to seeing lots of people coming out to help and learn.
Sunday August 17th at 3 pm. Many hands make light work.
Here are some simple ideas you may consider for your own.