Garden Tip of the Week: 7

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Are you picking peas yet? Whether edible pod or shelling peas, those first bites are a delicious early-summer treat. They won’t stay that way long, however, unless they are picked regularly. To keep them at their tender best, peas need to be harvested every second or third day, particularly during a hot spell. That sounds like a lot of work, and it is, but the difference between sweet young peas and starchy over-mature ones is worth the effort.

And in case you’re short a few crops in your own garden, here’s a link to fresh local produce sources on the Okanagan.

 

Tool Swap Meet at Seedy Saturday, April 14th

Tool Swap at Seedy Saturday

April 14, 2012

200 Block of Main Street, Penticton

Are idle gardening tools hanging around your home?

Swap for other tools, sell them, or donate them to the Centre for Urban Agriculture (C.URB)!

We (C.URB) will collect and put them to work in a new home!

Suggested tools: shovels, spades, digging forks, rakes, hoes, trowels, clippers, pruners, pruning saws, weed diggers, hand hedge trimmers

For information on where to drop off your tools before April 14 and what we need to know from you, email pentictonurbanag@gmail.com or call 250-492-0158.

Courses for Summer 2011

Our first Seasonal Curriculum is UPDATED!

Click the link below to learn more about our fun and informative Food Gardening Courses running this June.

Classes are 1.5 hours long and will take place each Wednesday evening from June 15 – June 29th.

**NEW** Due to insufficient registration for our June 8th course ‘Gardening Fundamentals’,

we will add the content to be learned in this first course to the remaining three classes. **

Sign up here

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