pulling out this year’s finished crops
topping off beds with compost, manure, dirt, etc
trimming around beds
Please bring gloves, rakes, shovels,wheelbarrows (please!) and anything else you might need!
Says SPUG team leader Nick Eddy: We had a great and successful season (maybe not the best year for anyone’s tomatoes, but tomatoes did fairly poorly everywhere in the area – ah, the gardening life!) and we intend to plant again next year! If you wish to use your bed for winter crops such as garlic, feel free. SPUG Clean-Up Day would be a good day to do this, too.
Clean-Up Day is also a time to claim your bed for next spring! If you already had a bed (or more than one) this year and cannot participate next year, please let us know so we can get an accurate count of available spaces. We had to turn people away in 2011! We ended up with a few beds claimed this year that were never put to use our hope is to get as many folks involved as possible in 2012!
PLEASE LEAF US: Tell all your neighbors that WE WANT THEIR LEAVES! Plop them behind the compost bins, on the side of the bins facing Warren Street. With limited leaf pickup by the city, there is a lot of loose leafage to be disposed of, and we can make compost from it for the beds. Self-sustaining! CAUTION: Please do not bring black walnut leaves. They are too base-heavy and interfere with the surrounding organic material.