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PresidentGeorgia Irions
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TreasurerSherri Stuber
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Newsletter EditorKathy Marino
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David AhlgrenPermaculture
Meeting Time:7:00 pm
Green Table:6:30 pm
Date:March 25, 2016
Location:OSUOKC Hort Center
Address:400 N Portland
Oklahoma City, OK

March 2016

Get Ready For Spring!

Garden Tasks for March

  • Plant crops suitable for cooler weather such as: potatoes, onions, carrots, peas, spinach, lettuce, mustard, turnips, and cole crops.
  • Start seed indoors for planting out in April and May, such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.
  • Start an extra flat or two for the OOGA green table.
  • Till in any cover crops you planted in the fall, so they will have a chance to break down before planting next month.
  • Build new garden beds and prepare the soil by adding compost to new beds.
  • If the weather doesn't cooperate and bring rain for an extended period of time, remember to water your perennials, trees, and flower and herb beds.
  • Clean up perennial beds, and add compost as a top dressing.
  • Come to OOGA on th 25th and bring a friend.

April 2016

Garden Tasks for April

  • Plant crops you would normally plant in May now to get a jump-start on the growing year.
  • Plant tomato, pepper, eggplant, etc. plants.
  • If you buy plants at the garden centers, don't forget to harden them off before planting out in the garden. Yes, even with our mild winter, if the plants are used to living in a greenhouse, they need to be hardened off.
  • Start seed for planting out in May and June, such as tomatoes, peppers, etc. (if you don't want to buy them).
  • Start an extra flat or two for the OOGA green table.
  • Plant seeds out in the garden for squash, cucumbers, etc.
  • Suspend a sweet potato half-way into a jar of water in your kitchen to start the slips you will need to plant out after the soil warms up a bit. Keep it in a sunny window and be amazed at how fast they grow.
  • Watch the weather and stay safe!
  • Come to OOGA on th 22nd and bring a friend.
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