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From our friends at the Trustess

Garden Tips: What to Plant Now

– Michelle de Lima, Engagement Manager

Did you get a slow start in the garden, or still have spaces to fill? It's not too late! Some of the tasty crops you still have time to get in the ground are:

Seeding: cucumbers, winter squash, summer squash, zucchini, melons, basil, lettuce mix, carrots, beets, radishes, cilantro, dillTransplanting: tomatoes (look for ones with 80 or fewer days to maturity), sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, squashes and cucumbers, annual and perennial herbs

Beyond planting, June is a great time to stay on top of other garden tasks:

Regular morning watering of new seeds and seedlingsOccasional fertilizing of demanding crops like tomatoes and peppersWeeding—get them while they’re small!Trellising tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vining cropsMake sure to mulch! It will keep your soil healthy, moist, and weed-free

Trustess Mobile Farmers Market

– Vidya Tikku, General Manager

The Trustees Mobile Farmers Market -- part of our Boston food-access program -- began its third season this May. The Mobile Market brings fresh, organic vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, cheese, milk and other farm products to Boston neighborhoods. Most of our customers use food stamps, which means they are automatically enrolled in Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program (HIP). Through HIP, our customers can earn an extra $40 to $80 per month to spend at farmers markets.

In 2018, its second season, the Mobile Market grew exponentially. We reached several times more customers than we did the year before, and our sales quadrupled. We hope to continue that growth in 2019. This year, we began operations a month earlier than we did last year. In addition, we've added more weekly stops, and the range of fruits and vegetables available to our customers will be more diverse than ever before.

The Trustees Mobile Farmers Market season runs through December 2019. To find our schedule and more information about us,

Upcoming Events

Build Healthy Soil & Compost Saturday, June 8 | 11AM-12:30PM Lenox & Kendall Community Garden | Tremont Street, Roxbury

South End Garden Tour Saturday, June 15 | 10AM-4PM South End Branch of the Boston Public Library

Summer Solstice Celebration Friday, June 21 | 6-9PM Leland Cooperative Herb Garden | 4 Leland Street, JP

Summer Pruning Saturday, June 22 | 10-11:30AM Berkeley Community Garden | 500 Tremont Street, South End

Know Your Weeds Sunday, June 23 | 11AM-12:30PM Minton Stable Community Garden | 100 Williams Street, JP

Wild Plant Medicine Wednesday, July 10 | 6-7:30PM Kittredge Green | 1 Linwood Street, Roxbury

Jamaica Plain Garden Tour Saturday, July 20 | 9AM-2PM J.P. Licks | 659 Centre Street, JP

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