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.