March 2021

  Hello all!

We were featured on the front cover on the monthly State Grange newsletter! Great photo of Jo Yount in the Quimper Grange Food Bank Garden :)

For planting in March, Barbara Tusting sent this:

Veggies & herbs that you can start indoors now are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, chickpeas, leeks, lettuce, mescluns, New Zealand spinach, onions, peppers, tomatoes; bergamot, catnip, chervil, chives, cumin, fennel, lavender, lemongrass, lovage, Mexican tarragon, mint, rosemary, sage, savory, sweet marjoram and thyme. 

You can directly sow outdoors: arugula, broad (fava) beans, collards, corn salad, cress, garlic, kale, mustard, pac choi, peas, radish, spinach and turnips; also cilantro & lavender [info from Territorial Seed Co.]

Local garden centers still have a generous supply of new seeds – get  them while you can. Seed supply companies have been out of stock or greatly delayed due to the increased need around the world. Better to buy locally and trade with friends.

Another source of plantings will be the Food Bank Farm and Gardens fundraiser to benefit all East Jefferson County food bank gardens. Vegetable, herb, flower, and fruit starts will be available for donations. Mark your calendars for the start of the online fundraiser starting the week of April 12th. More details will soon follow.

Thanks to a generous donation by Shold, a gravel bottom is being installed in the newest Hoop House 3 to help with the high water table and drainage issues.

For the building, the vertical airflow vents are going in this week, and we are having the ungrounded electrical outlets fixed then as well!

Thank you for the donations that have been coming in - they really help! If you wish to help as well, please mail checks/money orders to Quimper Grange 1219 Corona St PT WA 98368. We have a locking mailbox, so it is secure.

May you all stay safe and healthy. Here's to gathering again when it is safe to do so!
Sheila Long
Quimper Grange President