Garden Harvest Celebration Planned at the Gardens

Mark your calendar for our annual Garden Harvest Celebration which will be held Saturday, August 19th from 9 to 10:30 AM at the gardens. There is no cost to participate but it is organized as a breakfast pot luck. Bring a dish to pass. Come and meet the other gardeners. Can’t make it for the […]

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Water Tanks and Water Connectors

Water in the six tanks at the community gardens is used to water the gardens. Do not wash your hands in the tank.  Do not let children play in the water tanks.  To wash hands, tools, or veggies, draw water out with a bucket and wash outside of the tank. In addition, please realize that […]

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New Bulletin Board at the Rental Gardens

There is a new bulletin board at the Waukesha County Rental Gardens that will greet gardeners as they enter the gardens this year.  If there is something that you feel we need to include in it, let us know!

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Help Stop Water Leaks at the Water Tanks

Be sure all connections are tight after you disconnect your hose. If they are left loose, they often leak. We are charged for every drop of water we use.  If you notice any leaks or problems with the any tank, hose, tee, or connection, PLEASE see if you can remedy the situation by tightening connections or flipping […]

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Gardening Questions?

Call or e-mail your question to the Waukesha County UW-Extension Horticulture Helpline at 262-548-7779 or uwex1@waukeshacounty.gov.  Your plant, bug, or soil questions will be answered by a trained UW-Extension Master Gardener volunteer.  Telephone hours vary depending on the season.  Listen to the voice mail message for phone hours.

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Location of Garden is Posted at Garden

A few gardeners have requested that the location of the garden be placed in the bulletin board at the entrance of gardens to assist gardeners with giving directions if they have car problems, etc.  This information is also posted on the front of the garden shed located at the south end of  the gardens.

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Picnic Table Moved to West End of the Garden

One of the picnic tables has been moved to the northwest corner of the garden after a request was made by one of the gardeners.  We hope those gardening on the west end of the garden will enjoy and use this picnic table located on the northwest corner of the garden by the big rock.

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Consider Using Straw Or Hay for Mulch In Your Garden

Straw or hay will help keep down weeds, conserve moisture so you do will not have to water as often, and will add organic matter to the soil at the end of the season. It also does  not have to be removed at the end of the growing season.  While fabric and plastic mulch seem […]

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Items Near Garden Shed are Not “Free for the Taking”

Items located near the garden shed  located at the Waukesha County Community Gardens are not “free for the taking”.  Items near the shed are being stored there.  If items are available for people to take, they will be labeled as such.  These items include straw, fence, stakes, etc.  If you see something that you are […]

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