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eNewsletter Issue 100 | April 16, 2008

Spring peepers, dancing daffodils, a few April showers and folks making seed selections—add them to our list of signs of  spring.  This week we reach another milestone at the Market—the 100th issue of our newsletter! Thanks to all you faithful readers!

In This Issue:
Temperatures Rising
Sign Up Now
Ready-Set-Grow
Notes from Elspeth
Yard Sale-Sat April 19
Elspeth's Recipe of the Week

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Temperatures Rising

Time to get out the Dormant Oil—temperatures are rising and the buds are swelling.  Remember dormant oil should be applied to fruit trees to destroy over wintering insects.  The temperature must be around 13-15 degrees and the buds swelling with green tips.  We have a detailed information sheet available at the Market. Check the Gardening Guide section on our website at www.wilesfarmmarket.com .

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Sign Up Now

Whether you’re anxious to get a head start on a new season of gardening, or want a bit more information on pruning your favourite trees and shrubs, we have just the course for you. Better hurry and sign up now through Bridgewater Parks and Rec – 543-2274.  Our Hanging Basket workshops are held May 14th or 15th.  Remember you can leave those potted hanging baskets in our greenhouse til the first week of June.

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Ready-Set-Grow

Believe it or not, folks are planting right now! Things have dried up a bit this week and keeners are planting onion sets, spinach, radish, lettuce, even peas! Onion sets are available at the Market—your choices included white, red, yellow, Spanish and shallots.  Leeks will be available in packs for transplanting in mid May. Check out our hints on starting seeds indoors—go to the Gardening Guide on our website www.wilesfarmmarket.com and read the article on Growing Seeds Successfully.

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Notes from Elspeth

Yesterday I had a chat with a customer while we looked at our Sutton seed rack from England. The customer raved about the POACHED EGG PLANT (Limnanthes Douglasii). It’s a hardy annual, short 6-8” high, with a small pale yellow bloom that has a dark yellow centre with a lighter white edging, resembling a poached egg.  Our customer told me how successful this plant is in seeding itself out and blooming until the snow flies. I am very game to try this—it sounds like a perfect addition to the garden. Plant and never have to reseed.

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Yard Sale-Sat April 19

The Market Crew is in spring cleaning mode---and customers are in for unheard of deals!  Right up there with Penny Auctions and Mile Long Yard Sales our annual Yard Sale promises some real “finds” for bargain shoppers.  We clean out end of line gift items, items that don’t seem to fit with “this year’s trendy look” and slightly damaged items.  Be on the lookout for a selection of shrubs that must be cleared out .

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Elspeth's Recipe of the Week

I tried our day old raisin bread to make French toast. I sliced a 4 bun pack of raisin bread and used four slices.  Place the bread in a pan and pour 4 beaten eggs, ¾ cup milk, ½ cup blend cream, ¼ tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt over the bread slices.  I let the bread soak for 5 minutes, fried the Toast in a hot pan, dusted it with a bit of  icing sugar and slopped on the  maple syrup.  Delicious!!!!!!!

 

Recent sunshine and stiff spring breezes are combining to dry out Mother Earth. Grab the gloves and gardening tools –get back to the basics clearing and preparing your favourite garden spaces. Pace yourself so those knees and shoulders don’t cause you too much pain.

 

Happy Gardening Everyone----Mary

 

Our e-newsletter is prepared weekly by Wiles Lake Farm Market and offers timely tips and gardening information relevant to our local area and the latest Market information.  We hope you enjoy it and find it useful.  Feel free to tell your friends and encourage them to sign up to receive our next issue.

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