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Archive date:  April 16, 2014

Let it Grow!

Straw bale gardening lecture this Saturday, one class only…

As you may recall, last week I mentioned I thought there was still a good chance we might have some more cold weather. I received no insider information with respect to that. I merely have the gift of experience. I have seen it all before. In fact, most of us have.


It may be that you looked up at the television and saw my "mug" on the screen. You don't even have to have the sound turned up to know what I'm saying. It's pretty much a given, when you see me on TV, that it's time to break out the insulating sheets. It is a task always made more difficult due to the high winds that seem to precede cold-weather. Hopefully, you only needed a single sheet to cover your plants. Having to try to cover ‘three sheets in the wind’ is nearly impossible. That's what I hear, anyway. Hopefully, all of your spring plantings to this point received adequate protection from the cold; we do our best to keep you apprised of concerns that might exist in and around the garden. Life is busy for us all.


The busy life we lead give us many of us reasons look for ways to squeeze more into less space with less effort. A growing trend among many is: straw bale gardening. With that in mind, we have a special educational opportunity in The GreenRoom this Saturday at 11 AM. Karon Zimmerman has graciously agreed to come in for a live demonstration of techniques and best practices of straw bale gardening. As you may be aware, our seating is limited. I strongly suggest you contact Sara Bates as soon as possible to reserve your seat. You may email Sara at: sarabates@batesnursery.com to reserve your opportunity for this great educational gardening demonstration!


Make sure to look here every week for updates of future gardening events at Bates Nursery. We have many coming up throughout spring season. We look forward to the opportunity to help you in your garden.


David Bates