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eNewsletter Issue 215 | July 6, 2011

Summer barbeques and picnics headline the month of July---this is the perfect month to make the most of summer weather for outdoor cooking and dining.  The summer season in Nova Scotia brings familiar and memorable flavours to our tables, so try to eat seasonally while these local goodies are available.  Weather influences our cravings, like hot July days that make us crave fresh field strawberries, greens for salads, and early veggies.  These lazy hazy days provide us with food that needs little prep time, straight out of the fields, and grilling seafood and meats is a treat!  Come to the Market and shop for unbeatable freshness by eating more seasonally.

In This Issue:
PRODUCE PICKS
CUSTOMER SURVEY
ROSE SALE
WATER,WATER,WATERING
DEER RESISTANT PLANTS
GREENHOUSE UPDATE

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PRODUCE PICKS

     So much fresh Nova Scotia produce is coming on the scene this week, and our Market selection includes peas, new carrots, new potatoes and we are awaiting the beans, which will probably be another two weeks---then we’ll have all the ingredients for Hodge Podge. 

     There are plenty of other veggies available this week, including beets, green onions, broccoli, leaf lettuce, green mixes from the Wolters, cherry tomatoes, greenhouse tomatoes, and asparagus.

     This summer the local strawberry crop is excellent!! We have heard lots of good reports about Vissers Farm and strawberry u-pick just up the road from the Market.  The picking is good and the quality of the berries is high!  It’s such a summertime treat to eat berries every day in some form or other---answering those cravings for fresh summertime goodness!!!

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CUSTOMER SURVEY

     Be on the look out for our Market Customer Survey, in the works now and coming soon.

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ROSE SALE

     High temperatures at last bring beautiful blooms on our roses—they are in bloom now---and we’re offering 25% off the tag price.  Whether you’re looking for hardy shrub types, hybrid teas, or climbers, we have all available—if you’re new to roses and unsure which type to invest in we’ll be glad to give you advice and some hints for growing.     We are partial to the Explorer, Parkland and Morden series of roses.  These are all hardy and well suited to the growing conditions of the South Shore.  They are low maintenance and very reliable with a good record of surviving our winters.

  Save a little money and purchase your roses while they’re 25% off.  We recommend using bonemeal or super phosphate when planting.  Remember your existing plantings of roses should be fertilized every 3 weeks or so during this blooming period to ensure continued strength of your plant.  To make it easy we have both liquid rose food, and the granular type that you sprinkle on the soil.

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WATER,WATER,WATERING

    Yes, hard to believe that we can talk about the ground being dry, but it is!!! If you have new transplants set out or a garden that is really starting to get going, watering over the next few days will be very important.  Newly transplanted plants are not yet rooted into place and need to have easy access to water, so they need daily watering in these high temperatures and this humidity.  For the more established gardens, watering at this point can really drive the growth and perhaps help to make up for some of the lost days we had in May.  Remember your fertilizing schedule too!!

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DEER RESISTANT PLANTS

   Here are just 2 suggestions for those who want to plant but don’t want to have the deer dining on your plantings:

1.   Lavender---a lovely perennial, fragrant and beautiful in flower in August with nice stalks of bluish colored blooms.  Many people harvest the blooms and dry them –they make lovely scented sachets to tuck into your linen closet or dresser drawers.

2.   Cleome—a tall stately annual that grows 3.5 to 4 feet in height featuring lovely pink, white, or mauve blooms.  The stalks are thorny and discourage our 4 legged friends from munching.  In our greenhouse we have 1 gallon pots of large plants available.  You can take home a half grown plant!!

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GREENHOUSE UPDATE

     Our greenhouse is open all summer with lots of planters, hanging baskets and some larger potted annual available well into August.  We know everyone is really late with their gardening pursuits this year, so we are ready to serve your flower needs all summer!  Angela will be tending the gardens here at the Market and looking after things in the greenhouse—and she’ll be available to assist you with all your plant purchases.  Thanks to all of you who have been so complimentary regarding our space and our plants—we really do appreciate your support and loyalty!!

 

  Happy Gardening Everyone--Mary                

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