Thayer's Corner Nature Area is one of the unique and beautiful parks in Northville Township. Located on the outskirts of the community, it provides the look and feel of "up north Michigan." Available to community residents are trails for walking, hiking or horseback riding, community gardens, picnic benches, and wildlife.
There is now a new picnic shelter with stone fireplace. The nature area is available for community events and can be scheduled for a small fee by contacting us. Thayer's Corner Nature Area has been developed as a "labor of love" by the Friends of Thayer's Corner Nature Area and is financed by Northville Township. We invite residents to enjoy the park, walk the trails or plant a garden, but ask that you leave only your footprints.
The Historic Barn and Picnic Shelter are available on our website on the Rental Information page. The historic barn and picnic shelter can be rented for birthday parties, showers, or other special events and MUST BE scheduled in advance.
The attached video was made at Thayer's Garden in 2015. It was a picture taken by one of our gardeners every week and the yield that corresponded to that week. Thank You!
One of our gardeners, Greg (#42) has done investigation on one of the problems we have been having with our tomato plants for several years. Here is what he has found out:
Here is a very good article that you may want to send out to the gardeners on Septoria Leaf Spot, which is what I believe we have. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/pests/plant_pests/veg_fruit/hgic2217.html
The keys to keeping this in check is to physically remove all effected leaves/ stems, spray with one of the listed Fungicides, I use Ortho Max which is listed as the best for this disease, and do not wet the leaves when watering. Mulching under the plants helps as well.
The disease is not listed as being transferred in the dirt so the compost should not be the issue. Spores in the air combined with wet leaves allow the fungus to take hold.
If everyone practices these efforts we may be able to reduce the damage. If some of the gardeners let it go unchecked, then it will continue to infect all others.
Lastly, Potatoes beetles seem to be an issue this year more than last. From all that I read, picking them off and killing them along with smashing the orange egg clusters found on the underside of the leaves is the best choice. Many of the garden chemicals are not that effective anymore including dusting with Sevin powder as the insects have grown resistant. The beetles go after the vegetables in the nightshade family, including potatoes and tomatoes and will destroy the leaves of the plant. I found several egg clusters on my tomatoes and potatoes already. We love the potatoes but along with them come the pests.
Thank you, Greg.
Preparing the smart vegetable garden
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Rhubarb – spring’s first “tart” vegetable
Rhubarb is spring’s earliest and oldest perennial vegetable.
Hippo Water Roller
A water roller!!!! May be a good solution for some of our gardeners.
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