GARDENING TIPS: If you didn’t get around to cleaning your gardening tools before putting them up this winter, do so now at the beginning of the season. Look them over and give them a good cleaning. Sharpen the business edges of shovels and hoes. Sand down wooden handles and then rub them down with linseed oil.
Here’s one way to keep trowels, shovels, and other tools from getting rusty: Fill a 5-gallon bucket with sand almost to the top and then sprinkle some motor oil over the top. Stick the sharp ends of your tools in there when they’re not in use and they won’t get all rusty.
JIAR’s new community garden
Jamaat Ibad Ar-Rahman had its Community Garden Open House at 2610 White Oak Ave a short while ago and welcomes people, whether Muslim or not, who’d like to volunteer in the garden, contact Abdur-Rashid Beyah at 917-627-4442 or email@example.com for more info.
Tips on growing peas
In this video, the Durham Cooperative Extension’s Food and Consumer Science Agent Cheralyn Berry gives helpful tips on growing peas in your home or community garden.
Free community garden ebook
The North Carolina Cooperative Extension has published a 12-page ebook called Eat Smart, Move More: Growing Communities Through Gardens. Click here to read this free publication online, and if you find it useful, you can download it for later reading.
Sarah P Duke Gardens
Duke Gardens now offers demonstrations and classes as online events; click here to register (even for the free events):
Triangle Orchid Society
The Triangle Orchid Society ’s next meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpoint (7007 Fayetteville Rd, in the University Board Room) on Monday, September 13, 7:30pm. Don’t forget your face mask.
Next month’s Triangle Orchid Society meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southpoint (7007 Fayetteville Rd, in the University Board Room) on Monday, October 11, 7:30pm. Don’t forget your face mask.
The Weekend Gardener
WPTF’s Weekend Gardener radio show has been on the air since 1985 and is a wonderful 3-hour exploration of flower and lawn care, soil improvement and pest control ideas, and much more. It airs every Saturday, 8–11am, on 680am AND 98.5fm. If you were too busy to listen, you can always click here and listen to past shows.
NC State’s ‘Extension Gardener’
Here’s the Winter 2020 edition of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension’s online publication, “Extension Gardener”: