January 2015


News Archive

Betty Nostrand, Editor
Ann Rivenes, Publisher

Co-President's Letter

As I'm writing this, the rain is coming down, the gutters are backed up, and my plants on the balcony are drowning. Feast or famine I say. This is VERY good because my harvest last year was PUNY. So it could be worse.

Last Saturday I went to the potting party at Rebecca's in Pleasanton. LOTS of great plants. There is something to do for the plants sale every month and we have gotten off to a great start. We even brought a lot of mini blinds for labeling. Keep an eye out for them

Speaking of doing something for the plant sale, have you ever noticed that the seed packets give you about five times as much seed as you need? Well, all that extra seed goes into 6 packs or 4 inch pots for the sale. We get a short break at Christmas and the New Year and then back at it in January. Greens can be started all year but the first seeds I start in the middle of January are peppers - you almost can't start too soon. Inside, of course and give them plenty of light BUT WAIT you don't have to hear it from me - thanks to our crack program committee. we have a speaker in January to talk about seed starting. I can't wait to get some pointers. So as soon as the holiday chaos is over, get out those seed catalogs and I'll see you at the meeting in January.

Livermore Valley Garden Club (LAVGC) serving the Tri-Valley: Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, and San Ramon