There is still time to plant an allotment garden at the Falher Community Garden site

Tom Henihan
Express Staff

The original concept for the Smoky River Community Garden was to cultivate and plant a single piece of land to be tended collectively by those who wished to participate.

However, following the Community Garden planning meeting in mid-May, it appeared that the idea of individual allotment gardens was a more attractive option.

So far this year, only one person has put in an allotment at the community garden site behind the former Tourism Centre.

However, while it is too late in teh season to plant certain verities of vegetables such as squash and tomatoes, there is a small margin left for anyone who wishes to still start an allotment garden if they put in some root vegetables.

For instance, root vegetables such as beets and carrots can thrive when sown in mid-summer and are resilient enough to withstand a little frost.

Lettuce, broccoli and cabbage are also contenders for getting a garden started in July.

For those interested in starting an allotment garden at the community garden site contact Crystal Marschner at the Falher FCSS office or call (780) 837-2220.


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