How about those new paths? Jane Kollman and Kevin Smith pitched in to help Ralph Hinz deal with distributing, smoothing, and tamping down another load of gravel to keep things neat at the farm. But they couldn’t have done it without the generous assistance of TLA Public Works and Sean Burgess who arranged to lend us their small front-loader along their expert operator Construction Specialist Jascend Helvey.
It’s been fun while it lasted, but the weather’s finally getting down to being WINTER!
Tonight the temperature out at the farm is predicted to fall well below freezing, with a low of 26 degrees at about 7:00 am Tuesday expected. If you have a drip system, you need to remove your timer and open up your filter to dump the water so there’s no freeze damage. Be sure to disconnect any hoses or other watering equipment that might be harmed by a freeze. Ralph Hinz will turn off the irrigation system and the pump, and will partially drain the hosebib system. He’ll return it to service once the weather is back to “normal”.
And if you have any late fall plantings that are still holding on you might want to harvest them unless you’re sure they can survive a hard freeze.
PS The Farm Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday the 30th will be held at 4:00 in the small conference room at The Landings Club Operations Office, 71 Green Island Road.
Reid Archer of Victory Gardens is once again offering compost and seedling sets, but you have to hurry to get your order in before January 31!
Here’s his email to Jane:
I wanted to reach out to you to organize the plan for this year’s soil drop off and seedling sales. This year, we’re offering bulk prices for pre-orders on seedlings and potato seeds. You’ll also find a section for fertilizer and soil mix on the pre-order form. People can download the form, fill it out, and send them along with a check to:
2408 E. 40th St.
Savannah, GA 31404
Skidaway Farms Spring 2016 Pre-Order Form – Plants
Bulk seedling orders. I’ve attached a pre-order form which you all can fill out. Our deadline for bulk pre-orders is January 31st but I can have the cool weather seedlings ready earlier if you order sooner.
Organic Planting Mix: This year I would like to recommend switching from the Compost product to Longwood Plantation’s Organic Planting Mix. It’s a much more complete product as it contains the same great compost that we all love but with the added ingredients that give it more structure which is a better all-around growing medium. Also, given Mike’s requirements of purchasing a full load, it’s better for my own business to purchase the planting mix since we can easily use the remaining unsold soil mix in our own garden projects.
Questions? email or Call Jane Kollman<email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> 918-697-5494
Or call Reid Directly!
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