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Advice from The Farm at Green Village: H2Oh My Gosh, It's Hot Out!

Credits: The Farm at Green Village

In the middle of summer, some of your leafy green vegetables and flowers may be on their way
out (don't worry, you'll be able to start them up again in the Fall), but plants like tomatoes, cucumbers, melons and squashes are here to stay.

With extreme heat and sun it's easy for these plants to dry out and wilt if not watered enough or properly. To ensure your garden continues to thrive throughout the rest of Summer, here are some helpful tips and reminders to keep your plants happy and hydrated.

It all starts from the ground up; soil must be holding water to attract more water. Think of your
soil like a dry sponge, if it's bone dry, the outside will absorb some water while the rest rolls off and
never makes it to the center.

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The same is with completely or almost dry soil. The best way to assure moist soil throughout the whole plant is to water in stages making multiple passes with your plants, increasing the amount of water during each passing. Introducing a Moisture Meter or Rain Gauge will help visualize the amount of water your plants have and won't leave you guessing to when and how much. Too much water and the plant drowns, but not enough water and the plant withers.

Your plants' roots need water, not the leaves. With the hot heat and long sun exposure, it is
important that the roots are nice and soaked allowing water to sufficiently reach the bottom. Long
periods of watering are better than short, often water which causes roots to stay close to the surface
where they could get burned out from the sun. Incorporating mulch on the ground around and under
plants creates a barrier between the moist soil and the hot sun. This will help keep moisture in and roots
cooler as well as protect it from intense sun baking and drying out quicker.

Lastly, stay hydrated yourself. Garden as early as possible, wear light colored clothing and
sunscreen, and don't forget to drink enough water. We humans are not drought tolerant and also need
water to function.

Available at The Farm for your watering needs - Sprinklers, Soaker Hoses, Watering Cans, Self-
Watering Pots, Plant Nanny/Water Globes, Treegators and many more. We also carry a variety of mulch
and sprays to counter bugs, burns and nutrient deficiency.

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 19 – Sunday, March 25, 2018


At the latest meeting of the Library of The Chathams Board of Trustees on February 27, Chatham Township Representative Kevin Sullivan administered the oath of office to Thomas E. Browne and Bill Holmes.  Welcome on board (pun intended), Tom and Bill!  Here is the complete list of current members:

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A Week at the Library of The Chathams Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018


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After the storm of the Annual Friends’ Book Sale (no, not the snowstorm), the library is returning to relative peace and quiet.  The sale continues with Bag Sale ($8 for a large bag of books) on Monday, Tuesday, and until most books are sold.

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Proud of Chatham Township Residents During "Weather Events"

March 13, 2018

To the Editor

As I watch the next “Weather Event” cross my computer screen I am compelled not to roll my eyes in hopelessness to but reflect on the incredible response of helpfulness I have seen throughout the Chatham Township Community over the last several days. 

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Chatham Education Foundation Provides Chatham BOE with $19,000 Grant to Enhance STEM, Literacy Programs

March 20, 2018

On Monday, March 19th, the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded its newest round of grants to teachers and administrators of the School District of the Chathams.  This month’s grants, totaling over $19,000, will enhance STEM and Literacy programs at both Chatham Middle School (CMS) and Chatham High School (CHS).

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