The BEES! Bzz, Bzz, Bzz.

You may have noticed the bee hives in the corner of the farm. I surely noticed them, and nearly had a coronary when I saw how close they were to my garden patch. Not because Im allergic but because Im utterly petrified, terrified, horrified of bees. Im not scared of spiders, snakes, pedes or rodents but bees send me over the edge. I am trying to make a conscious effort to not run away flailing my arms when one comes near me. You see, I am that one person who bees flock to. I dont know why, it ain’t because Im sweet. Last summer I was enjoying a nice day at Compo beach, and there were relatively few people. Maybe 100 people, and 2 yellowjackets. Well you can take one guess where the yellowjackets hung out. Yep, around ME. That girl you saw running and shrieking? Yeah, that was me. But I digress. The bees at the farm are not evil, theyre gentle and docile honeybees. Right? Right. Theyre gentle. Theyre nice. Ommmmmm…Ommmmmm..nice bees. *inhale* Good for the environment bees. *exhale* Friendly bees. *inhale* Happy bees. *exhale*
Anyway I was curious about the bees and Shira kindly provided me with a link to an article from the NYT about our dutiful beekeeper.  Good stuff.

The Norwalk bee guys (photo credit NY Times)

The Norwalk bee guys (photo credit NY Times)


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Existing plot owners: Payment deadline extended

All-You may have received a phone call from Helena at the Norwalk health dept regarding your garden plots-they have extended the payment deadline to tomorrow, March 10. Get your forms in!

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The blog is out of hibernation!

Welcome welcome! The snow is almost melted and the temp above 60 degrees! The ground is softening, the critters are wakening, and I am heading to the nearest garden center to buy seeds and little planty things! Yes folks, its that time of year again, time to load up your garden plots with all kinds of greens and fruits and veggies and tubers and flowers and healthy stuff. I’m excited. I saw grape plants of home depot today.

To all the returning gardeners, I look forward to seeing familiar faces, and to all the new gardeners who were lucky enough to get patches, I look forward to meeting you! Unfortunately you’ll have to be there after 7pm on a weeknight to be graced with my presence, but I am known to make surprise appearances on weekends.  🙂

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Good Morning America coming to Fodor Farm

Fodor Farmers-now is your chance for a TV debut.

On  this Thursday August 14th 1:00pm to 3:00pm Good Morning America will be at the garden to interview plot owners.                                                                      

  Of Interest:

 1.       Garden growing for your own consumption

 2.       Intergenerational gardening of their plots (Assuming they mean grandparents, parents & children gardening together)

3.       Gardening for other countries. (I’m not really sure what this means)



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Sweet 100’s

Man, I wish I bought more than 1 of these plants. These are the best tomatoes. I pick them and pop them right into my mouth on the spot. Theyre better than candy. Hopefully no one will steal them when Im not there! 😡 

Tonight I will be at the garden to see of anything has ripened, to check on my powdery mildew canteloupes, and to see if I can coax my romas not to die of bottom end rot.

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Garden Theft!!

I am sad to say there has been a report of theft at the garden. A gardener saw a man and a woman stealing dozens of tomatoes from several garden patches. When confronted, his reponse was “what are you going to do about it”.

If you see a white sedan with the license plate FOD (dont have the numbers) please call the police immediately. A police report has been filed and the parks dept is aware of the theft. Thanks!

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Powdery Mildeeeewwwwww

My cantaloupes are battling a bout of powdery mildew. I found an organic solution online, 1 tsp baking soda to 1 liter of water. I sprayed it all over the plants and pulled off the infected leaves. Hope this works. I have a lot of leaves and a ZILLION blossoms but so far only 3 itty bitty melons. Thats ok..Im thrilled to have any melons! I hope they dont succumb to the powdery mildew. I love melons..I think they might need an entire plot to themselves though, the vines hog all the space 🙂

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