In response to several members’ concern for how shade limits their ability to grow vegetables, a survey of shade in the gardens was conducted in 2015. The results of the OCGC Shade Survey were used to adjust plot fees for the 2016 season. The image above shows the summary results of the survey; the full results of the OCGC Shade Survey are available in pdf format.
The first OGCG community work day will take place on:
Sunday, May 3rd from 2:00–4:00pm.
The rain-date is Saturday, May 9th from 2:00–4:00pm.
Attendance at this work day is required to maintain your membership in good standing.
Thursday, March 26th 7 pm – 9 pm
Woodgreen Community Centre
815 Danforth, 3rd floor
(same as last year)
- Explain transition phase, temporary board members and roles
- Ask members to fill board roles*
- Financial report
- Report on status of plots confirmed and not
- Community Work Days
- Collect plot fees and signed member agreements
* descriptions of Board roles are available on OGCG Yahoo site, under Files/Membership Information/
The all-gardeners, community work day is set for:
Sunday, November 2
1:00 – 3:00 pm
(rain date: Nov. 9)
This is a mandatory work day for all OGCG members and a requirement for anyone wishing to retain their plot for the next season.
Many of the plots have recently been “seeded” with mung beans.
Maybe a disgruntled sprouter who couldn’t wait (they look like they’ve been soaked for sprouting)? The beans are sprouting now and if you want to keep them they may grow to maturity, depending on the variety, but they don’t like the heavy soils of Oakvale Green so don’t expect much. They can be turned into the soil as added organic matter so no worries.
Update (Sept. 3): here are a few plants that i transplanted to a planter box at home: