Tuesday, May 26, 2015

May 17th and May 23rd. New Signs and New Crops are in.

Workday, Sunday, May 17, 2015
We harvested  a row and half of red lettuce, all of the spinach, some radishes, and planted tomatoes and peppers. We also cleaned the chard bed of leaves that had Leaf Miner bugs and covered the row with a white cloth to keep them out. Robin will be spraying the beets and the chard to try to keep them off.  Pyrethrum spray is used, a natural, botanical insecticide made from chrysanthemums.  Extra lettuce and spinach went to Our Daily Bread.

Workday, Saturday, May 23, 2015
We worked this Memorial Day weekend and were greeted by wonderful new community garden signs on the front gate as well as over the shed door and the back of the shed as well.  Many thanks to Debra for commissioning the making of the signs and for contributing them to the garden! They are fabulous.
We planted leeks, butternut squash, zucchini, and cucumbers. There was harvesting of kale, lettuce, arugula, beets, Swiss chard, strawberries, and herbs. The new perennial flower bed was planted, tubular stalks were cut from the rhubarb plants, and all the tomato plants and pepper plants had cages staked around them. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Saturday, April 25, 2015
Beds with seedlings were gently cleaned of wood chips and debris.  Arugula plants were thinned and transplanted. Flowers were pinched off 
the rhubarb plants. Creeping Charlie was weeded from the strawberry plants. Tomato cages were gathered and secured along the fencing. 
Spinach was harvested for all.

Sunday, May 3, 2015
It was surprisingly warm this morning. Leek seedlings were planted as 
well as bush bean seeds and Roma bean seeds. More arugula plants were 
thinned and transplanted. Labor intensive work was done digging deep 
to remove the Canadian Thistle weeds by the fencing along the 
perennial beds. Perennial flowers were planted along the southeast 
corner of the garden. Lots and lots of weeding was done in the beds 

and pathways, and a major harvesting of both spinach beds was done 
making a contribution to Our Daily Bread possible. Thanks to Catherine 
for making the delivery.  Mushroom compost will be delivered next 
week.  No workday next week as we're well caught up and it will be 
Mother's Day weekend.