Garden News

We will be sharing monthly updates and other useful information throughout the gardening season.
   
          

"Benchie"

posted Jun 10, 2019, 5:05 PM by MCG Admin

 

 The Royal Garden Bench, the Mukilteo Community Garden's long time mascot, made a glorious comeback to the garden.  The bench, nicknamed "Benchie", was lovingly restored by one of our volunteers and head restoration guy, Bruce Rhynard.  Benchie has plenty of stories to share, just ask Bruce! 

Thank-you Boeing Volunteers

posted Jun 10, 2019, 4:36 PM by MCG Admin

 
 

On Wednesday, June 5th, approximately 7 Boeing volunteers spent 2 hours working in the garden.  The group did a great job!  They weeded the front flower beds, set up the rock border, laid fresh soil, laid lots of wood chips, and cleaned out the aluminum greenhouse!  Also, thanks to Lorie for stopping by with fruit and muffins.


               


Do You Ever Wonder Whether It Is Worth It?

posted Jun 10, 2019, 4:11 PM by MCG Admin

 Note From Ann Ramos...   

    Do you ever wonder whether it is worth it?  When I took our small offering to the Lynnwood Food Bank,  Director Alissa recognized MCG donations immediately, and the volunteer who stopped me briefly in the parking lot was effusive:  "Thank You so much for the beautiful produce…You know, I work at the distribution table outside, and it is such a pleasure to announce “fresh picked” to the clients as they come to collect their food choices…”   
    I saw stacks of canned soup, bakery goods, all sorts of dry goods which the local grocery stores had donated….but fresh produce is a rarity.  So, if you have more in your rental beds than you can use, please don’t let it go to waste….donate it — there are a lot of people out there who will be very grateful.  Write a note to us — we harvest on Wednesday and Saturday as needed.  But remember we do not have a working refrigerator just now, so it will have to be transported the same day as picked (or stored for a short time in the refrigerator of one of you Good Samaritans at home).

"Got Mulch"

posted Jun 10, 2019, 12:05 PM by MCG Admin

 
 
 Thank-you to Lorie Rhynard, Jeanne Crisp and Geoff Higgs (not pictured) for loading and unloading several truckloads of Pacific Garden Mulch that was generously donated by Lydia Stout (a Snohomish County Master Gardener.)

Thank-you Kiwanis & Key Club Members for Volunteering in the Garden for Earth Day

posted Apr 28, 2019, 8:23 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Apr 28, 2019, 8:25 PM ]


Thank-you to all the members of Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo and the Kamiak and Mariner high school students who are members of their schools’ Key Clubs for volunteering in the Garden on Saturday, April 20, in honor of Earth Day.
The volunteers helped seed vegetables and transplanted starts in the giving garden beds.  The volunteers also helped with weeding, mulching, moving straw bales, and more.  Also, thanks to Tony McNulty, the owner of Papa Murphy’s on Mukilteo Speedway for treating the workers to free pizza.
See the complete story in the Mukilteo Beacon @https://mukilteobeacon.villagesoup.com.

Join the MCG Watering Team

posted Apr 3, 2019, 2:45 PM by MCG Admin

    As hard as it is to believe with the record setting snow in February, we will soon need to hose and can water during the growing season to supplement our drip irrigation system.  In addition, we have started seeds in the greenhouse for some of the transplants that will go into the Giving Garden beds.

    We are putting together a “Watering Team”.  We need at least two people for each day of the week, which provides flexibility for shared duty and coverage during vacations.

    Duties include watering the plants and seedlings in the two Greenhouses, outdoor pots of edibles such as the potato tower on the east fence, and the newly seeded areas of the Giving Gardens.  And when the weather heats up, even with a drip irrigation it is sometimes necessary to give the Beds an extra drink. 

    If you would like to join the "Watering Team", email admin@mukilteogarden.org with the day(s) of the week you prefer. If you have a fellow gardener or a friend in mind you want to partner with, let us know that as well. Being a current renter at the Garden is not a requirement!

    The team coordinator, Ann Ramos, will set up an orientation session or two at the Garden for those interested.

    Thanks,

The Brassica's Are Sprouting Up In the Garden

posted Apr 3, 2019, 2:31 PM by MCG Admin

 A seeding work party was held on Saturday, March 9th and the Brassica's are beginning to sprout up!  On Saturday, March 30th a large group of gardeners "woke up" the garden.  The burlap bags and bricks were removed, compost was mixed in to the soil, stepping stones were put in place, trellises were prepped, and the herb garden was cleaned up.

Beautiful Gift From the Garden & Quilt Tour Crew

posted Mar 6, 2019, 7:56 PM by MCG Admin

 
 Thank-you to the Mukilteo Way Garden Club and the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters for donating to the garden a beautiful "Eat Fresh" sign.  Judy Scorgie hand painted the sign which will be displayed with pride in the garden!

Thank-you again for the beautiful gift!
 

All P-Patch Beds Rented for 2019

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:51 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 2:47 PM ]

Currently all p-patch beds are rented for the 2019 growing season.  However, we can always use volunteers in the Giving Garden Beds.  Please contact us if you are interested.

Snowmaggedon

posted Feb 15, 2019, 12:38 PM by MCG Admin   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 12:40 PM ]

  The Mukilteo Community Garden was pictured on the front page of the February 13th issue of the Mukilto Beacon.  Not even the Garden was safe from the most snow Mukilteo has seen in years.

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