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DELIVERY: Monday’s to Becky’s home between 9:45-10:00 am. Thursday’s: 4CC volunteers to pick up from tables & chairs (not on ground) 9:30-9:45.
NOTE FROM JANE ABOUT THE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN (6/28/21) — Our native plant garden was installed some years ago by the son of Monday garden volunteer Sandy Strong. Sandy continues to maintain the native garden. She respectfully requests that everyone not water the native garden. The plants may look dry, but extra water can kill them. Thank you!
NOTE FROM JANE ABOUT BOXES AND BAGS FOR HARVESTING (7/12/21) – If you’re short of boxes or bags for harvesting, our tree picking team invites you to help yourself to theirs. They’re located at the back of the garage next door (down the hill) from the garden. The entry code for the garage is 1-2-3-4-Enter. Or bring some to add to our stash.
Note: A reminder to all to close and lock the shed before leaving the garden. The garden shed was found open on Saturday morning (7/17).
**To post harvest weights, go to: https://backyardproduceproject.org/garden-2-harvest-record/
Monday 7/26 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi
Harvested tomatoes and peppers, with quite a number of peppers unfortunately rodent- munched and so discarded in compost. Two rats were found in traps (Roy said he’d dispose of them this morning and so have left them at garden gate). Reset and refreshed all traps with peanut butter and some apple pieces. Did not water succulents, since there was heavy rain last night.
Saturday 7/24- posted by Jill for Nancy
Bob did the stakes and twine as I fertilized the peppers.
week of 7/24-7/30/21
Saturday- apply 8 cups garden & bloom fertilizer, in shallow trench & recover (silver trash can) under irrigation tape of row 2 peppers, followed by 1 cup fish emulsion, mixed in one watering can, & watered in with another pail of water. Stake & twine plants as done in row 4 peppers. Place twine back in upper shelf of locked shed. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Check rodent activity replenish traps, maybe add a small piece of apple slice on top of peanut butter. Water succulents.
thursday- harvest. General garden chores. Check white fly on row 1, spray with Safer.
thursday 7/22- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested tomatoes & majority of peppers with a hint of color, due to rodents having munched on several beautiful peppers. Traps intact & with peanut butter. Pruned, staked & twined tomatoes row 1. Green waste out to curb.
week of 7/16-7/23/21
7/19 posted by Eleanor w/Randi
Harvested tomatoes and peppers, and left some tomatoes (ones that had fallen to the ground prematurely) to ripen on the work bench. Refilled traps and sprayed all rows with BT &Safer.
Saturday 7/17- posted by Jill for Peg
fertilized peppers, weeded, checked traps. waited till 215 to see if Roy was coming… but he didn’t
**NOTE from Becky 7/12/21**
it will be helpful if we can put the tomatoes in smaller amounts. The weight of the tomatoes on top are crushing the tomatoes on the bottom and they are unusable.
Saturday- fertilize row 4 peppers with 1 cup fish emulsion mixed in watering pail of water, followed by another can of water. If Roy has tomato plant, replace last plant on west end of row 1. Check traps
Monday- harvest tomatoes & red peppers. Spray all rows with BT & Safer.
Thursday- harvest. We may prune, stake & twine row 1 tomatoes. Check row 3 tomatoes if need fertilizer.
Thursday 7/15- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested huge amount of tomatoes & red-mostly red peppers, they look beautiful! Helped Paul harvest from orchard (garden 1 added to their weights). 4CC volunteers picked up harvest. Green EDCO bins to street.
Monday 7/12 – posted by Eleanor
Harvested a good number of tomatoes and some red & mostly red peppers, they’re very bright and shiny looking! Traps look fine, checked moisture on row 1 tomatoes and it appears good, and also uncovered row 1 as Roy instructed it was time for this. Did minimal tidying, and delivered harvest.
week of 7/10-7/16
Saturday- usual garden chores. Check new tomato row for moisture. Check rat traps & damage to fruit. Water succulents outside gate & inside.
Monday- harvest tomatoes & peppers that are red or almost full y red & firm & smooth to touch. Check for rodent damage, refresh traps as needed. Check row 1 for moisture.
thursday- harvest. General garden check & chores.
thursday 7/8- posted by Jill with Cheri & janet
harvested tomatoes & red peppers. 3 tomato plants in row 1 died, Roy said due to “girdling”, replaced plants, hand watered & applied sluggo plus ( were out of sluggo plus, reordered). Some tomatoes were eaten by rodents, refreshed traps with peanut butter & piece of apple. Took out green waste to curb. Harvest picked up by 4CC volunteers.
monday 7/5- posted by Jill with Eleanor
- harvested tomatoes, & first few red peppers. Applied row of twine to row 3 tomatoes. Sprayed rows 2-4 with BT & safer. Applies sluggo plus to west end of row 2 peppers, as leaves continue chewed. Hand watered pepper row 2, looked dry. Tomatoes row 1 look good.
friday 7/2- posted by Jill for Nancy & peg
planted tomatoes row 1, hand watered, sluggo plus & covered with black shade cloth.
week of 07/02-07/09/21
***watch for open hole near gate, they’re working on fixing broken pipe. should be repaired on Tuesday**
friday- plant tomatoes row 1, space 18” apart on north side of tape (Roy may already have marked), water in with hose, sprinkle gently with sluggo plus (careful not to get any on leaves), cover with black shade cloth. Thanks! Happy 4th!
Monday- harvest tomatoes, check if any peppers in row 4 are red for harvest, check moisture row 1 tomatoes. Spray rows 2, 3 & 4 with BT & safer.
Thursday- harvest, we should have some red peppers row 4.
thursday 7/1- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested tomatoes & last of squash, pulled plants (nematodes on roots), refurbished row & hand watered. nematode treatment all rows. Several pepper plants row 2 continue being chewed, Roy thinks birds, did find one small green grasshopper on squash plant.
Monday 6/28 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi
Harvested squash and tomatoes and recorded weights. Squash plants still look to have some producing life left in them but anyway Roy said that Jill will decide likely on Thursday whether to pull them! Fertilized row 4 peppers and re-covered – the peppers look healthy. Hand watered row 2 peppers and did not see any grasshoppers but did note that there are some nibbles on the leaves of several of the plants at the far end. Traps look good, did a little weeding and basil is doing well.
Saturday 6/26- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
basil watered as well as succulents. Peggy weeded and cut off brown squash leaves. Jill emailed Jane & Roy regarding standing water near gate & spigot, Roy will check who to fix.
Jill are you aware that there seem to be a lot of water standing by outside garden 2 gate near turn on value for hose?
week of 6/25-07/02/21
Saturday- Usual garden chores & check. Look for grasshoppers & remove, I think they’re what’s eating pepper leaves in row 2. Hand water basil & peppers row 2 & 1 if needed, succulents outside gate.
Monday- harvest squash & tomatoes. Check squash for flowers & fruit, need to decide this week if we’re going to pull plants (depending on amount that’s harvested, flowers & promise of growing squash) we can pull plants on Thursday if you are unsure. Roy has tomato plants for us if we pull, check with Roy if he’s in the garden. Fertilize peppers row 4 with 1 cup fish emulsion in gallon watering can, followed by one can of water, re-cover plants.
Thursday- harvest. Check if pulling squash row, remove plants, refurb & nematode treatment. Look for grasshoppers.
Thursday 6/24- posted by Jill
harvested squash & tomatoes. If squash is not improved with more flowers & fruit we’ll pull next week. Nematode treatment when plant next row. Found large & small grasshoppers, squished. Row 2 pepper plants some leaves are chewed. Hand watered peppers in row 1.
Monday 6/21 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi
Harvested squash and tomatoes, and refilled the traps that needed it. Hand watered the basil, and also some of the pepper plants in row 2 which looked dry. Sprinkled sluggo around the farthest-away section of row 2 where some leaves had been nibbled. Staked a section of the tomatoes, where the fruit was heavily trailing on the ground. Randi delivered the harvest to PQ Lutheran. All good!
Week of 6/18/21-6/24/21
Friday- Abraxas crew
- trash out to street. Bring empty green EDCO container back under tree.
- Pull nasturtium flowers along edge of gardens 1 &2, pick up seed pods & place in plastic containers on garden 2 work bench.
- rake pepper tree leaves outside garden & place in EDCO container.
- Work the finished compost pile as noted in your folder under composting & “working the finished compost pile” we don’t have mushroom compost.
- water succulents outside garden 2.
friday- Nancy & Peg
call Roy to replace the pepper plant that was pulled & the 2-3 that have been chewed on the west end of row 2. Spray all rows with BT & Safer mixed in gallon sprayer .
Monday- harvest, squash & tomatoes (leave peppers on until turn red). Check & replenish traps.
thursday- harvest. Check insect activity.
Thursday 6/18- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
5.5 lb mixed apples from orchard
harvested tomatoes, squash & one green bell pepper that had soft spot from sun. Few newly planted pepper plants have holes innn by leaves, caterpillar? Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
saturday 6/12- posted by Jill for Nancy
fertilized zucchini. Peppers look good.
Week of 6/11-6/17/21
Monday 6/14 – posted by Eleanor with Jill and Randi
Harvested yellow squash and some tomatoes, and fertilized row 4 peppers as instructed. Covered row 4 with black shade cloth, and left row 2 (new pepper plants) uncovered as advised by Roy. Tidied tomato plants as some are straggly, and refreshed traps where needed. Reported to Roy possible water leak outside the gate of garden 2, there’s a patch where water seems to be seeping up from below.
Friday- do what you have time to complete, working from 1-5
- take black trash can bag out to gray EDCO bin on street, replace with new bag (located in long storage container parallel to compost). When empty Bring green EDCO bin (near mailboxes) in & place under eucalyptus tree.
- Hand water newly planted peppers in garden 2 (row 2) with watering pail. Careful, to water around plant & not on top of plant.
- Rake pepper tree leaves, under tree & around pathway to garden & tables. Place in EDCO green waste bin.
- Work the finished compost pile as noted in your folder under composting & “working the finished compost pile” we don’t have mushroom compost.
- pull nasturtium plants along fence in gardens 1 & 2, place in green waste bin. Save seeds & place in containers on top of garden 2 work bench, put in cabinet. We’ll plant under pepper tree next week.
Saturday- fertilize zucchini with Gardner & Bloom granular fertilizer, side dress recover soil & hand water in. check moisture of newly planted pepper row, hand water. Check row 4 peppers for aphids & holes in fruit. If aphids noted, blast with water from hose.
Monday– harvest squash & red tomatoes (twist/pull fruit off of plant, then twist calyx off top of plant (to not poke fruit during transport). Fertilize peppers row 4 with 1 cup fish emulsion (blue container) mixed in watering container, followed by pail of water. Check with Roy about covering both pepper rows with black shade cloth.
Thoursday- harvest. Check new pepper row, replace any plants if needed, check moisture.
Thursday 6/10- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
anna apples 2 lbs (from orchard)
harvested squash & first tomatoes. Fertilized tomatoes with G&B, side dressed & hand watered in.
planted King Arthur bell peppers row 2, hand watered applied sluggo plus, Roy said leave uncovered & check with him Monday about covering pepper rows
Monday 6/7 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Harvested squash and recorded weight. Weeded and tidied all rows, and refreshed traps with peanut butter. Hand watered row 2 quite heavily, and turned water back on as instructed. Hand watered the basil seeds/sprouts. All looks to be thriving!
friday 6/4- posted by Jill with Nancy, Peg & Abraxas crew
staked & twined peppers, G & B fertilizer under irrigation tape on eastern half (plants are much smaller) hand watered in, Roy said not to cover yet. Found a few peppers with small holes, found catapiller inside, sprayed peppers & tomatoes with BT & Safer. Hand watered basil, seeing some sprouts. Set more traps, added to pepper row.
Abraxas students & staff did an excellent job -Added 12 cups G & B fertilizer to row 2, turned into row, leveled with rake, formed a lip north side, placed irrigation tape on row, left water off.
Week of 06/04-06/10/21
Monday 6/7 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Harvested squash and recorded weight. Weeded and tidied all rows, and refreshed traps with peanut butter. Hand watered row 2 quite heavily, and turned water back on as instructed. Hand watered the basil seeds/sprouts. All looks to be thriving!
- Trash will be picked up Saturday this week due to holiday on Monday, leave green waste cans on street for pick up & check if other cans are full & bring out to curb, empty regular trash into black EDCO bin on street.
- You’ll be partially amending the soil in garden 2 today. We pulled cucumbers out from row 2 & only need soil turned and fertilizer added.
- Fill pail with 12 cups Garden & Bloom granular fertilizer, sprinkle evenly along row.
- get long handled shovels from locked storage shed, turn soil along both sides of row to mix in fertilizer. Get long handled rakes & flatten top. Try to make row 32” wide. With lip on north side to catch run off.
Saturday- stake, twine & cover peppers with black shade cloth.
Monday- harvest squash, weigh. Check traps. Check row 2, turn water back on & hand water row well, to get ready for planting Thursday. Hand water basil sprouts in tomato row.
Thursday- harvest. Plant peppers row 2, water, Sluggo plus & cover.
Thursday 6/3- posted by Jill with Cheri & janet
harvested squash. No cucumbers, little flowering & only strong plants in center- decided to pull plants, nematodes on roots, plants to Edco bin, and will replant next week with peppers. Other plants look good. Added peanuts to squirrel trap.
Monday 5/31 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Harvested a good number of zucchini. Checked for any cucumbers ready, but there was only one which had unfortunately been nibbled, so added that to compost. Peppers look good, as do the tomatoes, and watered the basil seeds alongside. Checked traps, all good.. did not interfere with the squirrel trap but observed no activity, and there is still available bait inside. There was no mixture in the sprayer and so assumed that all 4 rows had been sprayed on Saturday but this perhaps needs confirming. Left some new peanut butter in the cupboard.
saturday 5/29- posted by Jill for peg & nancy
Sprayed all rows with BT & safer. Reset 5 traps. Unable to find peanuts. * peanuts garden 3’s bottom drawer
Tasks for week of 5/28-6/3/21
- Bring empty green EDCO container in from street near mailbox. After days work, take out EDCO container & place on street in same spot. Empty black trash can in gray EDCO container on cul-de -sac, replace trash bag.
- Chop up compost in bin #1 (closest to trash cans) into smaller pieces, using long handled shovels from locked storage container.
- We now have enough Bio-Stack compost to mix with Miramar compost! Follow instructions from your notebook about working the finished compost pile-
Get a wheelbarrow & long handled shovel, use the screen and mix 1 shovel full of bio-stack & 1 shovel full of Miramar compost through screen. When wheelbarrow is full or you deplete bio-stack dump mixture into center pile labeled “mixed compost”
- Check garden 2 for rodents in squirrel trap, between rows 2 & 3, if rodents found, ask garden 1 volunteers to contact Roy.
- Hand water basil seeds on the north side of tomatoes in row 3 in garden 2.
- Looking for more to do? sweep along side walk near seating area out front, pick up cigarette butts & throw in trash. Water plants outside garden in pots & succulents with hose or watering pail, weed in orchard (throw weeds in green EDCO container.
Saturday- check for rodent activity & check squirrel trap between row’s 2 & 3, add peanuts to squirrel trap (I think garden 3 has them in the cabinets near the hose between gardens 2 & 3) . Spray all rows with BT & Safer, if don’t have time, spray 2 row’s & leave the mix for Monday’s team. Hand water basil seeds in tomato row, label on northside & marked along row with cover hooks.
Monday- harvest zucchini & cucumbers, post weights on harvest weights page. Check rodent activity. Finish spraying rows with BT & Safer if need. hand water basil seeds in tomato row.
Thursday- harvest. check rodent activity. Decide if pulling cucumber row.
Thursday 5/27- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested squash & cukes. Rodents damaged several cucumbers, set squirrel trap alongside row & used cucumbers as bait & repositioned rat traps, plants are slowly dying out & may not recover from rodents, plan to watch & if don’t improve plant peppers in 2 weeks. Fertilized squash row with G&B side dressed & watered in. Other rows look good.
Tasks for week of 05/21- 05/27/21
- Bring empty green EDCO container in from street near mailbox. After days work, take out EDCO container & place on street in same spot. Empty black trash can in gray EDCO container on cul-de -sac, replace trash bag.
- Chop up compost in bin #1 (closest to trash cans) into smaller pieces, using long handled shovels from locked storage container.
- Rake up pepper tree leaves outside of garden & place in green EDCO container (don’t want to contaminate compost pile)
- looking for more to do? sweep along side walk near seating area out front, pick up cigarette butts & throw in trash. Water plants outside garden in pots with hose or watering pail, weed in orchard (throw weeds in green EDCO container (don’t want to contaminate compost pile)
Saturday- Fertilize pepper plants with 12 cups Garden & Bloom granular, make small trench UNDER irrigation tape, then same technique as tomato plants. General garden check & tasks.
Monday- harvest. Check squash plants for powdery mildew, spray with Serenade if noted.
Thursday- Harvest. Check with Roy about fertilizing squash.
Thursday 5/20- posted by Jill with Janet
harvested summer squash. Pepper plants have small 1″ size fruit, spoke with Roy plan to fertilize Saturday. One cucumber plant died, pulled. Planted basil seeds between tomato plants on north side of tape, watered in. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 5/17- posted by Jill with Eleanor
harvested zucchini. Sprayed all rows with BT & Safer. Roy said not to fertilize tomatoes again until almost full size & starting to turn color, don’t want flowers on top of plant, then fertilize with 12 cups garden & bloom. Weeded.
Saturday 5/15- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
fertilized tomatoes with 7 cups G & B.
Tasks for week of 05/14-05/20/21
- Bring empty green EDCO trash can out from street (near mail boxes) back to garden & place under eucalyptus trees. It doesn’t look like there’s enough trash in green Edco bin and regular trash can to take out- check with Bernadine & Annette.
- shovel up the Miramar compost into a better pile. It’s kind of spread out. It would be easier to use and also see how much we have if it were pushed into a pile again.
- Trim creeping ice plant along path to orchard, as discussed last week. Place on tarp to dry.
- looking for more to do? Can sweep along side walk near seating area out front, pick up cigarette butts & throw in trash.
- Close & lock up the work shed. Thanks!
Saturday- fertilize tomatoes with 7 cups of granular fertilizer from metal trash can. Apply same as last time. Usual garden chores. Garden 3 had aphids, check especially row 4 peppers for any, if found hose off with blast of water.
Monday- harvest squash row 1, trim off stem below fruit harvested. Spray tomatoes & zucchini with BT & Safer.
Thursday- harvest. Check with Roy if time to fertilize peppers again (last done 5/6)
Tasks for week of 05/08-05/13
Thursday 5/13- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested zucchini, cut off stem closest to squash. Applied another layer of twine to tomatoes.
Monday 5/10 – posted by Eleanor
Checked all rows for moisture and hand watered row 4. Refreshed those traps that needed it & weeded a little. Tomato plants are very vigorous looking! No sign of insect activity. Watered the succulents and black-eyed Susan.
Saturday 5/8- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
reset mouse trap. Sprayed rows 2 & 4 with BT & Safer. Weeding and trimming of yellow leaves on squash plants.
Saturday- spray row 2 & row 4 with BT (1 Tbls) & Safer (1/8 cup) in sprayer, fill 1/2 way to make 1/2 gallon of solution.
Monday- Usual garden check, weeds, traps & moisture. Water succulents outside garden & flowers/plants inside garden not on drip.
Thursday- harvest. Usual garden chores.
Friday 5/7- Met with Abraxas staff & students, orient to garden. Took out green bin to street & replaced bin. Met with G1 volunteers; Annette & Bernadine & helped refurbish row in G1. Cucumbers have a blossom!
Thursday 5/6- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Harvest first yellow squash, many flowers opened along row. removed cover cucumbers (no flowers yet). Fertilized peppers with 1 cup liquid fertilizer in 1 gallon container water. Roy increased watering time. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 5/3 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Checked under row cover cucumbers and there are no flowers yet, and so re-covered. Refreshed peanut butter on traps, and weeded though there were few weeds overall. Made up 1/2 gallon solution of Safer&BT, and treated the tomatoes and zucchini – we had a little trouble with the sprayer but borrowed garden 3’s sprayer and was able to get the job done! All looks good.
Saturday 5/1- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Fertilized tomatoes & hand watered. Took cover off row 4. Weeded.
Tasks for week of 05/01-05/07/21
Saturday- Fertilize tomato row with 12 cups Bio-Flora (granular fertilizer in metal trash can), apply by “side dressing” make a shallow trench near the drip line on the south side (garden 3 side), sprinkle evenly down row & recover with soil & hand water in. Re-cover rows 2 & 4, if either of the rows have flowers, remove covers.
Monday- check traps, apply fresh peanut butter if needed. If row covers still in place, check for flowers & remove covers when rows have blossoms. Spray tomatoes & zucchini rows with BT (1 TBLS) & Safer soap ( 1/4 cup) mixed in 1 gallon sprayer with water.
Thursday- Usual garden check & chores. If row covers still on rows 2 & 4, check for flowers & remove.
Friday- Welcome back Abraxas students & staff!! Jill will be in the garden to orient you & collect forms.
Thursday 4/29- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Applied 2nd row of twine to tomatoes, we have plants that have green tomatoes! Pulled back north side of row cover on rows 2 & 4 (per Roy due to heat next two days, recover Saturday). checked moisture level with water meter, rows good. Watered succulents.
Tuesday 4/27- posted by Jill
removed cover from zucchini row, plants large & growing up to cloth, flower buds green & closed, some plants have small zucchini. Cover left on fence to dry. pruned tomato plant that was too small to prune.
Monday 4/26 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Saturday 4/24- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
no flowers popping on zucchini. pulled a few weeds.
Tasks for week of 04/24-04/30/21
Saturday- still quiet in the garden. Usual tasks, check under all rows, check for flowers in zucchini- if noted, remove cover. Check all rows for signs of insects & rodent activity.
Monday- Usual garden check. If cover is not off row 1, look along full row for flowers, if zucchini flowers have blossomed remove cover.
Thursday- check under all rows, hopefully zucchini has flowers & can remove cover. Usual garden chores & check.
Thursday 4/22- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
checked under all rows, plants look good, zucchini plants are large, flowers have closed buds, but no open flowers yet, left row covered. Tomatoes look good. Helped garden 1 prune & twine tomatoes, harvest & remove plants. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 4/19 – posted by Eleanor with Randy
Checked all rows and did some weeding as necessary – all plants look to be growing well! Used water meter to check for adequate moisture along the row of tomatoes, which was fine. Inspected row 1 zucchini for flowers appearing, there are none evident (though one plant is on the verge of producing a flower) and so the row was recovered. Sandy watered the succulents:)
Tasks for week of 04/17-04/23/21
Saturday- check under all rows, look for flowers in row 1 zucchini, if found remove cover (any day they will open!). Check for moisture, insects & rodents.
Monday- Usual garden check. If cover is not off row 1, look along full row for flowers, if zucchini flowers have blossomed remove cover. water succulents.
Thursday- usual garden check & chores
Thursday 4/15- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
pruned, staked & twined tomatoes. Repaired leak in irrigation tape. Fertilized smaller first 4 tomatoes on east end with granular fertilizer & hand watered in. Checked under covers, all plants look good, zucchini plants have buds but no flowers yet. Watered succulents.
Tuesday 4/13 – Chona, Xavier, and Arnav
Monday 4/12– posted by Jill with Eleanor
checked all rows, look great! Removed cover from tomatoes, most plants have flowers- will prune & stake on Thursday per Roy. Some weeding & raking pepper tree leaves.
Friday 4/9- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
traps ok as well as moisture levels on all 4 rows. Did a little weeding.
Tasks for week of 04/09-04/16/21
Friday- check under all rows for moisture, insect & rodent activity. Weeding.
Monday- check all rows. Hand water succulents.
Thursday- check under rows for flowers, remove covers if noted. Prune, stake & twine tomatoes- Roy will instruct.
Thursday 4/8- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
checked under all rows, all look good for moisture, no insects or rodent issues. Traps intact. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 4/5- posted by Jill with Eleanor
checked all rows, all plants look great! A handful of tomatoes have first flower. Changed row 2 from black to white shade cloth. Weeded. Added peanut butter as needed to traps.
Saturday 4/3- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Planted peppers, watered, Sluggo Plus & covered with white cloth.
SATURDAY, APRIL 3 – Chona and Xavier
Weed inside and outside garden 1. Raked up pepper tree leaves outside of garden and around garden furniture. All leaves were placed in green Edco bin.
There’s definitely some need to clear up weeds and do some raking towards the entry of the garden. We would be happy to come back the week of 4/12 (Spring break for Xavier). It was great to see the Saturday team when we were wrapping it up. We loved their energy.
Tasks for week of 04/03-04/09/21
Saturday- plant bell peppers row 4- Roy will bring down & mark spacing. Hand water, sprinkle Sluggo Plus lightly around plants (careful not to get on leaves) & cover with white shade cloth.
Monday- check all rows for moisture, insects & rodent activity.
Thursday- general garden check & maintenance.
Thursday 4/1- posted by Jill with Janet
refurbished row 4 & turned water back on, ready for planting Saturday.
Monday 3/29- posted by Jill with Eleanor
planted cucumbers in row 2, hand watered, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with black shade cloth. Roy advised cloth may be removed next Monday when temps cool down.
Saturday 3/27- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
turned row 2 over on both sides (jill). Nancy & Peg refurbished.
Week of 3/27-04/02
Saturday- Refurbish row 2, first turn over soil on each side, then add amendments as noted above. If you bring full bag up of pure chicken manure (not Harvest Supreme that’s 15% manure), use half of the bag for row 2, then leave the other half for row 4 in garden 2. Turn water back on row 2. Thanks!
Monday- plant cucumbers row 2.
Thursday- Turn over & refurbish row 4.
Thursday 3/25- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
planted zucchini row 1, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with white row cover. Set mouse & rat traps in rows 1 & 3. Harvested remaining cauliflower row 2 & broccoli row 4, removed all plants & turned off water to rows, ready to refurbish. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 3/22- posted by Jill with Eleanor, Randi & Riley from garden 3
Beneficial nematode treatment to all rows. Planted BHN1021 tomatoes row 3, applied Sluggo plus covered with white row cover. Refurbished row 1, turned water back on. Ready for planting Thursday.
Saturday 3/20- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
refurbished row 3. Turned water off row 1. Removed all yellow leaves.
Week of 3/20-3/26
Saturday- finish turning over row 3 & refurbish.
Monday- Jill will be in garden to help. Nematode treatment all rows. Plant tomatoes row 3, apply Sluggo Plus & cover with white row cover. If time start prep & refurbish row 1.
Thursday- last harvest cauliflower & possibly broccoli row 4. Plant row 1 zucchini if ready. Prep row 2, remove plants & turn soil over.
Thursday 3/18- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested last of cabbage row 3 & last of broccoli row 1. Harvested first broccoli row 4, noted some aphids on plants. Removed all plants & roots from row 3, turned over one side of row & turned off water. Removed plants from row 1. Placed leaves in compost bin & roots in EDCO green waste bin. Delivered all harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 3/15 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Removed yellowing leaves and paid particular attention to weeding thoroughly. No sign of aphids or rodent damage and traps looked good.
Saturday 3/13- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy
Did a lot of weeding. Pulled off all yellow leaves. Set many traps, no rodents.
Week of 3/13-3/19
Saturday- Lots of weeding to do! Watch out for traps hiding underneath leaves in rows. Remove yellowed leaves.
Monday- Weeding & removing yellowed leaves, especially in row 3 cabbage, since we’ll be harvesting entire row on Thursday. Watch out for traps hiding under lower leaves.
Thursday- harvest all of cabbage, pull plants & prep row for refurb.
Thursday 3/11- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Beautiful day in the garden! harvested, first cauliflower row 2. Harvest remaining cabbage next Thursday, prep & plant tomatoes on 3/20 or 3/22. Row’s 1 & 2 will go within a couple weeks. Roy will seed cucumbers & zucchini for us. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 3/8 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Weeded and pulled yellowing leaves; no aphids noted, nor any sign of rodent activity but found a small bird in one of the traps, which we disposed of and then reset the trap. All looks good!
Saturday 3/6- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Fertilized row’s 1, 2 & 4 as noted below.
Week of 3/6-3/12
Saturday- Fertilize row’s 1, 2 & 4 with Kelloggs liquid 1 cup, mixed in one watering pail of water, followed by one watering pail of water, same procedure for each row. Hoping to get fertilizer in before rain next week! Usual garden chores. Thanks!
Monday- Usual tasks, check for insect & rodent activity. Weed & remove yellow leaves. If aphids spray with blast of water to remove & can spray with Safer soap 1/4 cup to 1 gallon sprayer.
Thursday- harvest, should have more broccoli row 1 & maybe first cauliflower row 2.
Thursday 3/4- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested 1st broccoli row 1 & cabbage. Removed yellowed leaves. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran. Spoke with Roy, plan to plant tomatoes row 3 in 2 weeks.
Monday 3/1 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Performed some light weeding and removed yellowing leaves, and noted no insect or rodent damage. Refreshed traps though, and fertilized row 3 cabbage, (borrowing 1 cup fish emulsion from garden 1). Hand watered all rows as soil looked quite dry… everything appears to be growing well! Propped up a couple of the broccoli plants in row 4 which seemed to be keeling over 🙂
Saturday 2/27- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
removed row covers. Weeded.
Week of 02/27-03/05
Saturday- Remove remaining row covers, if damp clip onto fence to dry, otherwise fold and place in brown storage container. Check for insects & rodent activity. Treat any aphids with water blast &/Safer soap. Water succulents & plants not on drip.
Monday- Fertilize row 3 cabbage with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid mixed in one watering pail, followed by another pail of water (Need to get more Kelloggs fertilizer in garden 1 work area, lower right cabinet). Usual gardens chores & check for insect & rodent activity.
Thursday- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested first cabbage row 3. Pulled one cabbage that continues with infestation of aphids, other plants look good. Fertilized rows 1 & 4 with 1 cup Kelloggs. Left covers on rows, plan to remove next week. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Tuesday 2/23- posted by Jill
Stopped by garden, noted small heads of cauliflower formed in some plants in row 2, hidden under leaves. Applied 1 cup Kelloggs mixed in watering pail of water, followed by pail of water, recovered. No aphids on rows.
Monday 2/22 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Pulled yellowing leaves and weeded, checked for aphids and found none. Examined rows 2&4 for signs of heads appearing but nothing is emerging yet! Gave all rows a light watering as soil looks a little dry.
Saturday 2/20- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Weeded. Checked all rows for aphids and rats, no signs of either.
Week of 02/20-02/26
Saturday- General garden check & maintenance. Check all rows for aphids & hose off with blast of water &/apply BT & Safer if needed. Weed.
Monday- Usual chores & check. If aphids found, hose off with blast of water. Check rows 2 & 4 for 1″ heads, if any noted fertilize with 1 cup Kelloggs, mixed in watering can filled with water, followed by one can of water.
Thursday- should have cabbage to harvest. Check aphids & treat with water blast. Check for heads in rows 4, if found, fertilize with 1 cup Kelloggs.
Thursday 2/18- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
No garden 2 harvest, should have cabbage ready next week. Fertilized rows 1 & 3 with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid, followed by one pail of water. Row 1 noted a few plants with 1″ head, recovered row per Roy’s recommendation. Aphids on 1 cabbage at west end of row 3, sprayed off with blast of hose. Pulled off yellowed lower leaves from cabbage. Delivered harvest from gardens 1 & 3 to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 2/15 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Checked row 3 cabbage for aphids and found none – in consultation with the more experienced gardeners we therefore did not apply BT/Safer. Checked other rows and removed yellowing leaves & weeded. Found cluster of aphids on one single plant on row 4 – and again in consult with others we carefully hosed these off rather than make up a solution for one plant. I hope this was satisfactory and all looks good otherwise.
Week of 2/13-2/19
Saturday- no one in garden
Monday- usual garden chores, check for aphids in row 3. Spray row 3 with BT 1 Tablespoon & 1/8 cup of Safer soap combined in 1 gallon sprayer with water only filled to 1/2 gallon, since you’re just spraying one row, spray tops & underneath leaves, rinse out sprayer with water & spray through nozzle when finished. Thanks!
Thursday- check all rows, check for aphids. Fertilize row 3 with 1 cup Kelloggs mixed in watering pail, followed by watering pail full of water. Check other rows for start of heads, if see 1″ head, fertilize. See if row 3 cabbage ready for harvest.
Thursday 2/11- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Rows look good. Noted small amount of aphids on one cabbage at west end of row 3, hosed off with blast of water. Checked under all rows, traps not tripped. Helped gardens 1 & 3 with harvest. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 2/8 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Removed yellowing leaves from outer parts of cabbages and weeded – they look healthy. Checked plants under row covers, noticed no insect or rodent activity. Weeded and tidied, and hand watered row 4 which looked dry along it’s upper side.
Saturday 2/6- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Weeded. Apples still on traps in row 1.
Week of 02/06-02/12
Saturday- check under all rows, especially look at row 1 to see if apple slices eaten from traps & if lower leaves are missing. Weeding.
Monday- Still quiet in the garden. Check under all rows, look for signs of insect & rodent activity. Think we can hold off on adding more peanut butter to traps, since activity is low & it’s not being eaten. Continue weeding & removing lower yellow leaves.
Thursday- check if cabbage ready to harvest. Check under all rows.
Thursday 2/4- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Harvested 2 lbs of Anna apples from orchard. Uncovered cabbage row 3, none ready for harvest, fertilized cabbage with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid. Some plants (all rows) larger leaves look like frost damage on larger leaves, but plants look healthy besides & thriving, looks like rodents possibly eating lower leaves in row 1 east end. Added apple slices to traps. Spoke with Roy, plan, March 3 to plant tomatoes row 3, let him know when uncover row 2, so he can seed squash. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 2/1 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Removed covers from all 4 rows and checked leaves for holes, noticing a little evidence of nibbling but minimally, and applied Sluggo where needed. Weeded, removed yellowing leaves and refreshed peanut butter to traps where required. Plants look healthy!
Saturday 1/30- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Weeded, no pests visible.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30 – posted for Chona and Xavier
We were able to rake up pepper tree leaves by the garden gates and leaves and branches from the eucalyptus trees outside the garden. The pathway and garden with birdbath also got the same raking (outside of the three gardens). We filled the green waste container and brought it onto the sidewalk (next to the existing full one).
Week of 1/30-02/05
Saturday- check under all rows, weed especially garden 3 between & under cabbage, re-secure covers.
Monday- check under row covers, look for holes in leaves, if noted lightly sprinkle Sluggo plus around plants- careful not to get on leaves. Weed, raking up leaves & placing in EDCO green waste bin.
Thursday- Fertilize row 3 cabbage with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid. Check if any cabbage ready for harvest. General garden chores.
Thursday 1/28- posted by Jill
Brought 2 lbs of mexican limes for donation. Delivered produce to PQ Lutheran. Checked under row covers, all looks good. Helped garden 1 harvest.
Tuesday 1/26- posted by Jill
Recovered rows after rain & wind. All plants look great without damage. Weeding.
Saturday- looks like rain out with forecast, if not. Usual garden check, plants, insects, rodents, weeding.
Monday- looks like another rain out, if not, usual garden check, plants, insects, rodents & re-secure covers.
Thursday- garden check & usual chores. Help gardens 1 & 3 harvest.
Thursday 1/21- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
checked all rows, look good! A couple plants in row 1 have some holes in leaves. Fertilized row 3 with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid in one watering can, followed by one watering can of water, just starting heads of cabbage. Re- secured covers that had blown in wind. Helped garden 1 harvest. Spoke with Roy, planning tomato row 3 first of March, row 2 squash. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran,
Monday 1/18 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Checked all 4 rows for insect and rodent activity, none noted. Refreshed traps where needed, and hand watered all rows as the plants looked a little dry, though they appear healthy. Weeded along fence line adjacent to row 4.
Saturday 1/16- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Watered all rows (greatly needed), found no insect or pest activity.
Saturday- Continue to under all rows for rodent & insect activity, check moisture with moisture meter (row 4 had some plants that looked dry on Thursday), hand water if needed- especially with the higher temps Thursday-Sunday. Water succulents outside gate. **if any plants have died, contact Roy to replace**
Monday- Usual garden tasks, continue checking plants under all row covers for rodent & insect activity (holes in leaves), moisture using meter from garden 1 shed (especially after the higher temps over the weekend)- hand water plants if needed. Weeding.
Thursday- Usual check of plants, assess wind damage, check plants row 3 for head, if noted, fertilize with Kelloggs liquid 1 cup. Help garden 1 harvest.
Thursday 1/14- posted by Jill with Cheri
Jill donated 2.5 lbs of mexican limes. Checked under all rows, plants look good, traps not tripped. Some of the plants in row 4 that are farther away from tape, look dry, hand watered. Helped gardens 1 & 3.
Monday 1/11 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Checked all plants undercover for bugs and rodent activity, none found. All plantings look healthy and the soil is adequately moist it appears. Performed some light weeding where necessary and checked all traps, which look good.
Week of 1/9-1/15
Saturday- Check under all row covers for moisture, insect damage & rodent activity. If needed add fresh peanut butter to traps. Weeding.
Monday- Check plants under all covers- moisture, insect damage & rodent activity. General garden maintenance, weeding, raking pepper tree leaves- place in EDCO bins.
Thursday- Check all plants. General garden maintenance.
Thursday 1/7- posted by Jill with Janet
Jill brought 3.5 lbs of mexican limes for donation. Delivered produce to PQ Lutheran. Checked under all row covers, plants look good, ground moist, some mold growing on Sluggo +, all traps set.
Monday 1/4- posted by Jill with Eleanor & Randi
Finished refurbishing row 1, added amendments, hand watered, planted marathon broccoli, applied Sluggo +, covered with white cloth, turned water back on. Applied fresh peanut butter to traps & placed in row 1. Checked plants in all rows, look good!
Saturday 1/2- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
planted broccoli row 4, applied Sluggo +, covered with white row cloth. Turned over soil & raked row 1.
Happy New Year!!!
Week of 01/02/21-01/08
Saturday- plant row 4, same as last week: plants 18″ apart on north side of tape & one plant in center on other side of tape, hand water in, apply Sluggo Plus lightly around plants, apply white row cover (you will need to get extra hoops from garden 1, they’re hanging on garden 1’s fence near the sliver trash cans where the fertilizer is stored). If you have time, turn over soil along each side of row one to prep for refurb on Monday.
Monday- refurbish row 1 & plant. Jill will be in the garden.
Thursday- Check all rows for growth, insects & moisture- use water meter if looks dry & water accordingly. Check traps. General garden maintenance.
Wednesday 12/30- posted by Jill with Cheri
Jill brought 4 lbs lemons for delivery. Harvested all of rows 1 & 4. Pulled plants. Refurbished row 4, ready for planting on Saturday. Turned water off row 1.
Monday- rain out.
Saturday 12/26 posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
planted cauliflower row 2, hand watered , Sluggo + & covered with white row cover. Pulled out harvested cabbage plants. Reset two traps, no rodents.
Week of 12/26-01/01
Saturday- plant row 2. Roy is aware & should have plants down. If row dry, hand water before planting. Use wooden measuring stick (on potting bench), plant 18″ apart on north side of tape, then plant on other side of the tape, one plant in middle between the two plants on north side, plant approx. 2-3″ from tape, hand water, lightly sprinkle, Sluggo Plus around plants, careful not to get on leaves, place wire hoops along row & cover with white row cloth (in brown storage container outside garden 2), secure.
Monday- maybe a rain out. If not, Check new plants under both row covers. Check traps. Pull harvested plants from row 1 (ones with cauliflower heads removed), remove leaves & place in compost bin 1, shake off soil from roots, place stem & roots in green EDCO bin.
Thursday- harvest. Harvest last of cauliflower row 1 or cabbage row 4, pull plants & compost. check new plants.
Wednesday 12/23- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested. Last harvest broccoli row 2, refurbished row, hand watered in, ready for planting on Saturday. Delivered all gardens harvest to Poway Villas apartments.
Monday 12/21 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Fertilized rows 1&2 and pulled yellowing leaves. Removed and disposed of stems and roots of previously harvested plants, and checked new plants undercover, all good. Traps checked, with peanut butter refreshed where needed. Reset one trap which had accidentally tripped. Happy Holidays everyone!
Happy holidays all!! Thanks for all you do in the garden! Jill
Sunday 12/20- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy
Reset one trap, no rats. Pulled out harvested cabbage plants. Sprayed rows 1, 2 & 4 with BT & Safer.
Week of 12/19-12/25
Saturday- Spray rows 1, 2 & 4 with 2 TBL of BT & 1/4 cup Safer to gallon sprayer. Check traps, apply fresh peanut butter to. General garden maintenance.
Monday- Fertilize rows 1 & 2 with Kellogg’s liquid 1 cup in watering pail, followed by one pail of water to both rows. Check new plants under cover. Check traps. Pull plants that have been harvested, place leaves in compost bin 1, shake off dirt from roots, place stems in green EDCO container.
Wednesday- Rake pepper tree leaves at entrance to garden 2 & around patio chairs & tables, place in EDCO green waste container. Water plants not on drip. Check compost bin 1 ( the one closest to the trash bins/west side), if pieces are large chop up to make smaller, either with long handle shovel (from shed outside garden 1 or with small pruners from mail box in garden 2). harvest
Thursday 12/17- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested. Checked traps. Checked plants under row cover. All looks good. Leaves to compost bin.
Monday 12/14 – posted by Eleanor with Randi
Checked all rows for weeds and yellowing leaves, and pulled as appropriate. Fertilized row 4 cabbage as instructed, and noted that they look firm and healthy, as does the broccoli and cauliflower. Checked new plants beneath row 3 cover, found one mouse caught, which Randi disposed of. Reset trap, checked all remaining traps and refreshed peanut butter where needed. All good!
Sunday 12/13- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peggy
Traps were good. Gathered a bucket of yellow leaves. Weeded.
Week of 12/12-12/18
Saturday- general garden maintenance, clean up, water plants not on drip. Check traps, add peanut butter if looks like need freshening (peanut butter in cabinet in single servings). Remove yellow lower leaves.
Monday- Kellogs liquid fertilizer row 4 cabbage, usual treatment: 1 cup, mixed in one watering can followed by 1 pail of water. Usual garden chores, freshen traps with peanut butter. Check new plants under row 3 cover.
Thursday- Harvest. Check traps.
Thursday 12/10- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested; first cauliflower head, row 1, broccoli row 2 & cabbage row 4. Caught one small rat row 4, reset two traps, added fresh peanut butter. Checked new plants row 3, look good! Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 12/7- posted by Jill with Eleanor & Randi
Fertilized rows 1 & 2 with 1 cup Kellogg’s in watering container, followed by one watering can of water for each row. Added fresh peanut butter to traps, re-set tripped traps. Pulled yellow lower leaves. Noted Heads of cauliflower in row 1. Raked up pepper tree leaves.
Week of 12/06-12/11
Monday- Fertilize rows 1 & 2 with 1 cup Kellogg’s mixed in one watering can, followed by another can of water for each row. Check all traps, add fresh peanut butter. Check new plants in row 3 for growth & water (use water meter from garden 1), hand water if needed. General garden maintenance, remove lower yellow leaves, place in compost bin.
Thursday- harvest. Check new plants & traps.
Sunday 12/6- posted by Jill for Nancy with Peg
Sprayed rows 1, 2 & 4 with BT & Safer. Applied peanut butter to traps.
Thursday 12/3- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested Bok Choy, some cabbage row 4 will be ready next Thursday. Reattached drip tape, filled in soil & planted Tender Sweet cabbage row 3, hand watered, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with white row cloth. Added fresh peanut butter to traps.
Note from Diane – I stopped by this evening (12/2 about 4:30pm) to do an orchard walk-through and there was water running down the west side of garden 1. I found that the irrigation tape in row 3 of Garden 2 (2nd from the top, although it will be obvious) had come off the input connector and lots of water and mud were running down from there. I turned off the water to that row, but did not reconnect the tape. It looks empty with no plants in it, and it looks like it may have been refurbished on Monday. So, be sure to reconnect the tape and turn the water back on when you replant that row.
Monday 11/23- posted by Jill with Eleanor & Randi
fertilized rows 1 & 2 with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid fertilizer in one watering pail for each row, followed by hand watering in with hose. Several 1″ broccoli heads noted row 2, & felt small heads row 1 cauliflower. Didn’t fertilize row 3 broccoli, heads look good & some starting to separate, will harvest all on Saturday. All traps set, added fresh peanut butter.
Saturday 11/21- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy
Two rats caught in traps, reset. No signs of heads popping up rows 1 & 2. Weeded, picked off yellow leaves & watered succulents. Helped Paul trim pepper tree.
Week of 11/21-11/28
Saturday- Check for starting heads of broccoli & cauliflower in rows 1 & 2, if noted and 1″, fertilize with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid, mixed in watering pail filled with water, followed by one watering pail of water, repeat for each row. Check traps (we had caught to rats in row 4 on Monday) Weed, water succulents outside gate & plant on trellis. Thanks!
Monday- Fertilize broccoli row 3 with 1 cup kelloggs in watering pail, followed by one pail water. Check traps, add fresh peanut butter.
Wednesday- Spray all rows with 2 Tablespoons BT & Safer 1/4 cup, mixed in 1 gallon sprayer with water (should cover all rows), rinse sprayer with water when finished, and spray water through nozzle to prevent plugging. Watch for mouse & rat traps in the rows. If you have time weed & rake pepper tree leaves, place in EDCO green waste bin. Thank you!!
Saturday 11/28- harvest ALL broccoli row 3 (we will be refurbishing & planting next week) & Bok Choy that’s large with dense large center leaves. Please weigh and let me know weights of broccoli & bok choy. If you have time you can start pulling out plants from row 3, leaves to compost bin 1, stems & roots to EDCO green waste. **Boy scouts scheduled to install arbor, gate & new planting cabinet on Sunday**
Thursday 11/19- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested broccoli & Bok choy. Checked traps & plants. Row 2 broccoli, slight amount broccoli growing, row 1 cauliflower tight leaves in center, don’t see/feel head yet. All look good.
Wednesday 11/18- posted by Jill
harvested 2 heads broccoli (1 lb), placed in brown storage unit. 2 rats caught in traps at east and west end of row 4, discarded rats, re-set traps, applied peanut butter to all traps.
Monday 11/16- posted by Jill for Eleanor & Randi
Week of 11/13-11/20
Saturday- spray all rows with BT & Safer. Check traps, add fresh peanut butter.
Monday- Fertilize cabbage row 4 with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid, mixed in one watering pail, followed by another pail of water. Check rows 1 & 2 for cauliflower & broccoli heads, when heads are 1″ fertilize with Kelloggs, same as above. Check traps for rodent activity. weeding & removing yellowed lower leaves.
Thursday- harvest. Check rows 1 & 2 for heads, fertilize if noted and wasn’t done Monday.
Thursday 11/12- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested first broccoli row 3 & bok choy row 4. No rodent activity, checked all traps, re-set one mouse trap.
Monday 11/9- posted by Jill with Eleanor & Randi
Checked all rows, look good! Added fresh peanut butter to traps, re-set mouse trap. Fertilized broccoli row 3, with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid mixed in pail of water, followed by one watering pail of water. Removed cover from row 2 broccoli.
Week of 11/06-11/13
Saturday- Rain out? If not raining, check all rows, remove lower yellow leaves, weed, re-set traps.
Monday- Fertilize broccoli row 3 with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid fertilizer, mixed in one watering pail with water, followed by one pail of water. Check row 1 cauliflower for head, if 1″, fertilize with Kelloggs liquid 1 cup (same procedure as broccoli). General garden maintenance, rodent check, weeding.
Thursday- harvest broccoli row 3, maybe some Bok Choy is ready. Check for heads cauliflower row 1, fertilize with 1 cup liquid Kelloggs if 1″ head. Spray all rows with BT & Safer.
Thursday 11/05- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
checked all rows. Garden looks good! Broccoli in row 3, heads growing, should have first harvest next week. Re-set one mouse trap. Delivered gardens 1 & 3’s harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 11/2- posted by Jill with Eleanor, Randi & Stella
Checked newly planted Bok Choy in rows 2 & 3 adequate moisture levels, plants in row 3 have some curled leaves, possibly due to heat?. Re-set one rat & one mouse trap, plants are intact without rodent activity. Fertilized cabbage in row 4, starts of heads, 1 cupKelloggs liquid fertilizer in 1 watering pail followed by another pail of water, removed row cover. Added Sluggo Plus around row 4 cabbage outer leaves eaten. Weeded.
Week of 10/30-11/06
Saturday- check all rows for rodent activity & re-set traps. Weed. Check newly planted Bok Choy in rows 2, 3 & 4 see if needs hand watering. Water succulents. Thank you!
Monday- check all rows for rodent activity & insects. Check newly planted Bok Choy in rows 2, 3 & 4 see if needs hand watering- use water meter from garden 1 work area. Check row 4 cabbage, if has starting heads of 1″ fertilize with 1 cup of Kelloggs liquid fertilizer in one watering pail followed by one watering pail of water.
Thursday- General garden check & maintenance
Thursday 10/29- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
planted Bok Choy in rows where plants had been eaten by rodents, hand watered & applied Sluggo Plus. Didn’t see any new rodent damage/activity other then, one trap tripped in row 2, re-set, added fresh peanut butter to some traps. Delivered one bag of tomatoes from garden 1 to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 10/26- posted by Jill with Eleanor, Randi & Stella
checked all rows, rodent’s don’t appear to be as active, only one trap tripped, other traps bait untouched & plants growing. Broccoli 1″ heads in row 3, fertilized with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid mixed in watering pail, followed by one pail of water. weeded all rows, removed lower yellowed leaves. Added fresh peanut butter to all traps. Applied Sluggo Plus to row 4, some plants leaves eaten.
Week of 10/25-10/30
Monday- check all rows for rodent activity. When 1″ heads form in plants fertilize with 1 cup Kelloggs liquid fertilizer. Add fresh peanut butter to traps. Weed.
Thursday- check traps, apply fresh peanut butter & re-set as needed. Check cabbage row 4, fertilize when 1″ head. Check with Roy for Bok Choy fill ins.
Friday 10/23- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
Sprayed all rows with BT & Safer, re-cover rows 2 & 4 with white shade cloth.
Thursday 10/22- posted by Jill
Checked all rows, uncovered rows 2 & 4, waiting for Roy to check status of. Found one baby mouse in trap row 2. Re-set trap, added fresh peanut butter to all traps. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 10/19- posted by Jill with Eleanor & Randi
Removed black row covers. Covered rows 2 & 4 with white cloth (newer plants). Added fresh peanut butter to all traps, one trap tripped. Row 2, had newly eaten leaves on plants in middle of row, added mouse trap there.
Saturday 10/17- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy
Weeded all rows, reset rat traps, one mouse trapped & a lot of traps snapped/bait eaten. Watered succulents.
Week of 10/17-10/24/20
Saturday- Check all rows for rodent activity, re-set any tripped traps & add fresh peanut butter if needed (peanut butter in plastic container right blue container in work bench). Weed rows, water succulents. Hand water newly planted Bok Choy if dry. General garden maintenance. Thanks!
Monday- check with Roy regarding changing from black covers to white. Check all rows for insect & rodent damage, re-set traps & add fresh peanut butter.
Wednesday- **Watch for traps**. Check traps for rodents, if found (& your ok with it) throw rodents up hillside, otherwise leave & we’ll get them Thursday. Water succulents outside gate. Rake pepper tree leaves pathway to garden 2, place in EDCO green waste bins. Thanks!
Thursday- Check for broccoli head, row 3, if noted, fertilize with 1 cup liquid fertilizer in one watering can, followed by another pail of water. Asses all traps & re-set & add fresh peanut butter.
Friday- Spray all rows with BT & Safer, re-cover rows 2 & 4 with white shade cloth. Check all traps & dispose of rodents & re-set as needed. Thanks!
Thursday 10/15-posted by Jill with Janet
Repaired gate works great! Rodent damage appears to be decreasing. Bok choy is thriving. A few mouse traps were tripped, re-set. Applied fresh peanut butter to all traps. Weeded row 1. Raked up pepper tree leaves & rosemary plant remains. Watered succulents. Repaired leak in row 1 tape.
Wednesday 10/14 – posted by Jane. A big thank you to Tony Rowe from Garden 1 and Paul Taubman from Garden 3 for repairing the Garden 2 gate by replacing the gate posts. This is just the latest project this dynamic duo has performed in support of the garden. Thanks, guys!
Monday 10/12- posted by Jill with Stella, Eleanor & Randi
Orientation to garden Eleanor & Randi. Sprayed ammonia & vinegar solution around rows (brought by Cindy garden 1), to repel rodents. Set mouse & rat traps, added fresh peanut butter to set traps. Newly planted Bok Choy mostly has survived damage. Watered succulents & new plants.
Week of 10/10-10/16/20
Saturday- replace damaged/eaten plants in row 4, maybe be bok choy or packman broccoli, (other rows are too far along to replant), lightly sprinkle with Sluggo Plus if not visible, hand water. Roy will bring plants down. Spray all rows with BT & Safer, recover. Thanks!!
Monday- Welcome to Eleanor & Randi! Asses rodent damage, apply peanut butter to traps. Check new plants in row 4. Weed rows, rake up around rosemary plant. Water succulents.
Wednesday- **Tony & Paul will be working on wobbly gate this morning, probably after you’re finished** Check traps for rodents, if found (& your ok with it) throw rodents up hillside, otherwise leave & we’ll get them Thursday. Check newly planted Bok Choy that was planted primarily in row 4, at the ends & small plants at either end of all rows for moisture, if soil looks dry &/plants look wilted hand water with watering pail- can water through the black row cover. Rake droppings from where rosemary plant was in corner near our work bench, place in EDCO’s green waste bin, rake leaves from pepper tree at entrance to garden 2, place in EDCO bin. Do what you have time for & leave the rest. Thanks!
Thursday- continue checking rodent & insect damage. Check new plants row 4 for moisture. General garden maintenance.
Thursday 10/08- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
More plants eaten, plan to replace damaged plants in row 4 on Saturday. 2 traps tripped. Row 4 leaves have holes in them, caterpillar?Added fresh peanut butter to traps, re-set trap row 4. Finished cutting down rosemary plant. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 10/05- posted by Jill with Stella
One rat in trap, row 4 & one trap tripped, row 3. Re-set one trap, added fresh peanut butter to existing traps. Replanted about 20 packman broccoli to replace damaged ones, hand watered & applied Sluggo Plus to areas needing. Hand watered succulents. Placed wooded posts up against fence.
NOTE FROM JANE ABOUT OUR NEW GREEN WASTE BINS – Saturday Oct 3 – Please note that the City of Poway has changed the rules on disposing of green waste. This affects the way we dispose of all of the green waste that does not go into our compost bins and is hauled to the street. Poway has issued 95-gallon green-waste only trash bins, and all green waste must go into these bins. Our bin is on the street-side of the compost bins, near the cacti. We hope to get additional bins. Green waste goes directly into the bins, not into trash bags. Please cut wood branches in 10″ lengths so they fall nicely into the bins. And please don’t load the bins too heavy — Annette and Bernadine have to haul them to the street on Fridays. Thank you!
Week of 10/03-10/09
Monday- check traps & plants for further damage. Replant damaged plants. Add more peanut butter to traps.
Thursday- check & re-set traps. Check new plants for moisture. Water succulents. Bring pruner/lopers for rosemary.
Thursday 10/01- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
rodents/cut worms damaged approx 2 dozen plants, will wait until cooler temps on Monday to replant. Removed container along fence & rat ran out from under. Cheri’s husband re-set rat traps in all 3 gardens, thank you!! checked rows for moisture with meter, all sufficiently wet. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Wednesday 9/30- posted by jill
found one rat in trap row 4, trap in row 3 tripped. hand watered new plants row 4, about 5 plants eaten in all rows.
Monday 9/28- posted by Jill
Continued rodent/cut worm damage to new plantings, replanted approx. 13 plants that had been damaged with Packman broccoli (Roy said to replace with broccoli), added fresh peanut butter to traps & repositioned. Watered succulents & plants under pepper tree. Sluggo Plus sprinkled on rows that needed.
Week of 9/28-10/03
Monday- check damage from rodents & cut worm to all rows. Check moisture to all rows. Set mouse traps to garden. Hand water plants not on drip.
Thursday- check rodent activity, re-set traps as needed. Replace plants as needed. Hand water.
Friday- No need for visit.
Friday 9/25- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
planted Tender Sweet cabbage in row 4, hand watered, Sluggo Plus & covered with Black row cover (this is Roy’s, return when done). Roy pulled 30 broccoli plants that were damaged from cut worm &/rodents, we replanted with Pack man broccoli. Sluggo Plus to all rows.
Thursday 9/24- posted by Jill with Cheri
40 lb of oranges picked by Peg donated with rest of garden harvest. Only 1 squash to harvest. Pulled remaining plants, refurbished row 4, hand watered & checked irrigation tape, small pin hole leak, placed wood stake near. Rodent’s ate about 12 broccoli plants in rows 2 & 3, mostly at east end & some in row 2 at west end. Cheri’s husband Sam, set traps for all 3 gardens.
Monday 9/21- posted by Jill with Nancy
planted Packman broccoli in row 2, hand watered in, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with black row cover. Moved rat traps from squash row to row 2. Roy stated new plants are being eaten in garden 1.
Week of 9/21/20-9/27
Monday- plant row 2
Thursday- last harvest squash, pull plants. Check new plants for moisture & rodent activity.
Friday- Plant cabbage in row 4 (Roy will bring down). Space 18″ apart on north side of tape, side closest to garden 1 (using measuring stick on top of wood shelf), then plant on south side of tape between the two holes, plants should be approx. 2-3″ away from tape. Hand water, apply Sluggo Plus lightly & careful not to get on leaves. We are out of black row covers, I’m waiting to hear from Roy if he’ll bring one down or if we’ll uncover row 3 & use that one. Replace eaten broccoli in rows 2 & 3 with new Packman broccoli from Roy. Thanks!!
Saturday 9/19- posted by Jill for Nancy
too hot to plant today. General garden clean up.
Thursday 9/17- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
pulled remaining pepper plants, placed in compost bin- heavy stems & roots in black trash bags. Refurbished row, checked irrigation tape for leaks & hand watered- ready to plant Saturday. Weighed peppers, only harvested 1 zucchini, will pull plants next week.
Wednesday, 9/16/20 – posted by Chona with Xavier
Harvested all remaining peppers, placed peppers in grocery bag/box and put inside secured plastic bin in garden 1 work area. *I forgot to label from garden 2. We were able to pull half of the pepper plants. As advised, we shook off the soil from the roots, broke off stems from roots & place roots in a black plastic bag (too heavy to break down in compost bin), broke off small stems from plants & placed in compost bin 1 (placed heavier main stems, that will have a harder time breaking down in a bag trash bag).
Monday 9/14- harvested majority of peppers, per Roys recommendation will pull plants this week. Planted Candid Charm cauliflower to row 1, hand watered, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with black row cover. New Irrigation tape to row 1.
Week of 9/13-9/20
Monday- harvest. Plant row 1.
Wednesday- ***watch for rat traps, one is in pepper row***Harvest all remaining peppers, place peppers in grocery bag/box and put inside secured plastic bin in garden 1 work area & label from garden 2. Pull pepper plants, shake off soil from roots, break off stems from roots & place roots in green plastic bag (too heavy to break down in compost bin), break off small stems from plants & place in compost bin 1 (place heavier main stems, that will have a harder time breaking down in green trash bag). Anything that you can’t finish just leave note in blog what you did. Thanks!!
Thursday- harvest any squash, get harvested peppers from plastic bin in garden 1 work area & weigh. Turn off water to row 2, place tape to side, remove stakes, clean up row & turn over soil along both sides, so ready for refurb Saturday. Check new plants. Add more bleach to bleach water, to clean shared shovels. Thanks!
Saturday- Plant row 2, hand water, apply Sluggo Plus & black row cover. Check new plants in row’s 1 & 3. Hand water plants not on drip. Jill will be in garden to help.
Thursday 9/10- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested peppers, zucchini dwindling down. Planted row 3 with Packman broccoli, hand watered before & after, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with black row cover. Roy changed irrigation tape to row 3. Pulled bean plants, turned off water, raked & pulled weeds, ready for refurb. Watered succulents & plants not on drip.
Monday 9/7- posted by Jill
harvested. Noted bean plants dying and not producing, pulled some plants, plan final harvest Thursday. Handful of peppers burnt (even with cover) & continue with scattering of aphids. removed squash leaves dying & with powdery mildew.
Week of 9/6-9/12
Thursday- harvest, plant row 3, pull beans row 1
Saturday- refurbish row 1****Don’t need to add worm castings or chicken manure (since we just refurb for beans) but add 3-5gallon buckets of compost and the 12 cups granular fertilizer to the row, and add as usual turning into soil, turn water back on & place tape back on row. Thanks!
Thursday 09/03- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Janet donated donated 3.5 lbs of tomatoes & zucchini from her garden.harvested. Covered peppers with shade cloth. Roy stated too warm this weekend to plant, hold off until next week.
Monday 8/31- posted by Jill with Patricia & Stella
harvested squash, few peppers & first of beans. Fertilized beans with 1 cup Kellog’s liquid fertilizer in one watering can & hand watered in. Refurbished row 3, watered, ready to plant Thursday. Found one decomposing mouse in trap in zucchini row, threw up hill. Safer to aphids on pepper plants.
Week of 8/30-9/5/20
Monday- harvest squash & check if peppers and beans ready. Refurbish row 3.
Saturday- Fertilize zucchini with 1 cup liquid fertilizer in one watering can, followed by another can of water. Spray zucchini with Serenade for powdery mildew 1/2 cup to gallon sprayer. check peppers for aphids, hose plants off if find. Water succulents.
Thursday 8/27- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Tromboncino squash donated from Painted Rock, estimated 80 lbs (too large & bulky to weigh on scale)
harvested squash & majority of green tomatoes to take home and ripen. Plan to remove tomato plants and refurb row for fall planting. Trimmed flowering tops off pepper plants, so energy goes to peppers, plan to harvest these in 2 weeks. Sam set rat traps for gardens. Beans look good with flowers. Delivered produce to PQ Lutheran.
Wednesday 8/26- posted by Jill for Chona, Xavier & Melynda
raked pepper tree leaves, hand watered succulents. Fertilized pepper plants & removed aphids from plants with water
Monday 8/24- posted by Jill with Patricia & Stella
harvested squash, tomatoes & 2 green bell peppers. Pepper plants look good with many green peppers & flowers, aphids decreasing. Rodent damage continues with tomatoes. Sprayed zucchini leaves with Serenade for powdery mildew. Hosed off aphids on pepper plants.
Week of 8/23- 8/29
Monday- harvest. check aphids & rodent activity
Wednesday- fertilize pepper plants with 1 cup Kellogs liquid fertilizer (found in blue container on left) mixed in one watering can filled with water, pour near the roots, followed by another watering pail full of water. Check aphids on peppers, hose off. hand water succulents & plants not on drip. Rake pepper tree leaves outside gate, place in green trash bag.
Thursday- harvest. Check with Roy, when to fertilize beans.
Saturday 8/29- We’ll be planting tomato row with broccoli next week. Remove tomato plants, place in compost bin 1, chop into smaller pieces using long handled shovel, carefully remove stakes- trying not to break off in ground (though they may be rotten & unavoidable) lay alongside fence, throw twine in trash. As much prep as you have time & temps permit, rake leaves & remove weeds from row. Anything that doesn’t get done we’ll take care of next week. Thanks!
Wednesday 8/19/20 (posted by Chona with Xavier)
Watered succulents and plants not on drip inside and outside garden. Cut off dry and yellow leaves from squash plants and placed in composed bin. We checked for aphids on the pepper plants, hosed off & manually removed aphids. There is a decomposing rat nearby the bell peppers and orchard side. There are extra ants in this area and aphids might increase also.
Week of 8/15-8/22-
Saturday- check traps, throw any rodents up hill. Check aphids on pepper plants, rinse off with spray of water & remove by hand, if many spray plant with Safer soap after. Hand water succulents & plants not on drip. Thanks!
Monday- harvest tomatoes, yellow squash & cut off stem closest to squash & place in compost bin 1. Email me weights of harvest. Check rodent activity & check aphids on pepper plants, blast off with spray from hose. Thanks!
Wednesday- Watch for rodent traps in garden. Check aphids on pepper plants, if noted continue with hosing off & manually removing. Hand water all plants not on drip inside & outside garden. Cut off dry & yellow leaves from squash plants, place in compost bin. Thanks!
Thursday- harvest. Rodent activity & aphid check pepper plants. Re-set traps if needed. General garden maintenance. Place harvest totals in blog or in harvest weights. Thanks!
Saturday 8/22- spray tomatoes, peppers & squash with BT & Safer soap. Fertilize squash with 1 cup Kellogg’s liquid fertilizer mixed in one watering can of water, followed by another can of water in can. General garden maintenance. Thanks!
Thursday 8/13- posted by Jill for Cheri & Janet
harvested. Roy said not to cover plants. Set 8 rat traps.
Wednesday 8/12/20 (Jill, Chona, Xavier & Melynda)
We checked the garden for rodent damage (watch traps). We snipped off a few bell peppers that were chewed by rodents. There were aphids observed on some the bell pepper leaves. We sprayed water on the bell pepper leaves and gently removed the aphids by hand. The succulents and plants inside garden (not on drip) were watered. Sprayed zucchini with Serenade 1/8 cup to 1/2 gallon water in sprayer, after sprayed, cleaned container with water & ran water through wand to keep nozzle clear. Raked pepper tree leaves outside garden, place in green trash bags.
Monday 8/10- posted by Jill with Patricia & Stella
harvested. Noted aphids on pepper plants, sprayed with water and removed with hands. Rodents continue to eat peppers. Remaining traps still set.
Saturday- Fertilize zucchini with 1 cup Kellogg liquid fertilizer mixed in watering can with water, hand water in. Check rodent traps. Check pepper plants for aphids, spray leaves off with water, then spray all rows with Safer soap 1/4 cup to gallon container (our replacement bottle of Safer is on order, if not in, use Safer from garden 1 or 3) when finished spraying, clean sprayer with water and spray some water out to keel wand clear. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Check traps & rodent damage. Check plants aphids.
Wednesday- Check garden for rodent damage (watch traps). Water succulents and plants inside garden not on drip. Spray zucchini with Serenade 1/8 cup to 1/2 gallon water in sprayer, after sprayed, clean container with water & run water through wand to keep nozzle clear. Rake pepper tree leaves outside garden, place in green trash bags. Thanks!
Thursday- harvest. Check for aphids on peppers, spray off with hose & re-set traps. recover tomato & pepper plants.
Thursday 8/6- posted by Jill with Cheri
Cheri’s husband, Sam, set rat traps in all gardens & placed apples in squirrel traps in G1 & G2- Thanks much!!! Harvested first squash. Uncovered tomato plants, due to lower temps forecast & fruit is green. Uncovered pepper plants, only a handful of small peppers and flowers. Noted aphids on pepper leaves, ant activity on peppers and zucchini. Applied DE to rows 2-4, see if it will decrease aphids. Delivered produce to PQ Lutheran.
Wednesday 8/5- posted by Jill with Chona & Xavier- Welcome!
oriented Chona & Xavier to garden. Noted rodent damage to 20 + peppers. Harvested most peppers, including larger green, damaged fruit placed in compost bin, left smaller green peppers on plants. Watered rosemary plant.
Monday 8/3- posted by Jill with Patricia and Stella (Welcome!)
harvested. Noted increasing rodent damage to tomatoes and some to red peppers. Zucchini looks good, with with starts of plants. A few bean plants have died, no replacements per Roy.
Saturday- Spray all rows with BT 2 TBL/gallon & Safer (1/4 cup/gallon). Stay cool!
Thursday 7/30- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested, delivered to PQ Lutheran. Noted powdery mildew start on zucchini, sprayed with Serenade. Repaired leak east end tomato row. Noted aphids on couple pepper plants.
Monday 7/27- posted by Jill
harvested. Planted a few bean seeds to fill in, hand watered. Weeded. Watered succulents. weeded.
Week of 7/25-7/31
Saturday- check row 1 beans for moisture, hand water. Water succulents and plants not on drip. Weeding. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. check beans for moisture, hand water if needed.
Thursday 7/23- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested. planted bean starters, where seeds hadn’t sprouted, hand watered, applied Sluggo Plus. Sluggo Plus applied to row 4, flowers on zucchini. Helped garden 1 plant & harvest.
Monday 7/20- posted by Jill with Patricia
harvested tomatoes & bell peppers. Rodent activity continues on low lying tomatoes. Beans sprouting, soil moist, watered row. Bites on leaves continue on zucchini, plants are growing.
Week of 7/18-7/24
Saturday- Fertilize peppers with 1 cup liquid fertilizer mixed in one can water in watering can, followed by one can watering can of water. Spray peppers, tomatoes & row 4 zucchini with BT (1 TBL) & Safer (1/4 cup) to gallon sprayer. Hand water bean row 1, to keep cloth moist. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. check rodent activity. Check beans for moisture & sprouting. water succulents.
Thursday- harvest. Remove cover from beans, fill in with plants from Roy.
Thursday 7/16- posted by jill with cheri & janet
harvested. harvested some green & red peppers. Rat trap tripped in tomato row, several low lying tomatoes damaged by rodents eating, still large harvest 81 lbs. Row 1 soil wet, hand watered to keep cover moist. repaired leak row 2. Roy said not to worry about beetle on zucchini plants.
Monday 7/13- posted by Jill with Nancy
harvested tomatoes & first of red peppers. Planted provider bean seeds in row 1, watered in and covered with white row cover. Replaced one squash in row 4, found one striped beetle on leaf & holes in several plants, plants growing.
Saturday 7/11- posted by Jill with Peg
refurbished row 1. Repaired leak in row 2. watered succulents.
Week of 7/11-7/17
Saturday- refurbish row 1
Monday- harvest. Plant row 1
Thursday 7/9- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested. Last harvest zucchini, pulled plants. Planted row 4 Golden Glory yellow squash, watered in, applied Sluggo Plus, left uncovered per Roy.
Monday 7/6- posted by Jill with Nancy & Patricia
harvested tomatoes and zucchini. Noted one tomato eaten and one plum eaten in tomato row. Refurbished row 4, hand watered, turned water back on. Will plant green beans or zucchini Thursday. watered succulents & black eyed susan.
Week of 7/4-7/10
Saturday- 4th July Holiday
Monday- harvest. Refurbish row 4. Water succulents
Thursday- harvest. last harvest zucchini? Pull zucchini plants. Plant row 4.
Thursday 7/2- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
28.5 lb tromboncino squash & 5 lb greens from Painted Rock garden. All harvest delivered to PQ Lutheran.
harvested, first peppers (green) & last of cucus. Pulled cucumber plants & turned water off row. Sprayed tomatoes & peppers with BT & Safer. Covered Tomatoes & peppers with black shade cover. Plan to pull zucchini next week.
Monday 6/29- posted by Jill with Nancy & Patricia
harvested. No tomatoes eaten, pulling plants off the ground has helped! removed yellowed/diseased leaves from zucchini & cucumber plants.
Saturday 6/27- posted by Jill for Peg with Nancy
completed everything on blog
Week of 6/27-7/3
Saturday- fertilize peppers with 3/4 cup liquid fertilizer mixed in watering can, followed by hand watering in. Fertilize tomatoes with Gardner & Bloom granular fertilizer 7 cups, side dress (dig trench south side of tape, recover hand water in). water succulents. We will be pulling out the cucumbers next week, you can pull any plants that are not thriving or have died and don’t have cucumbers on and place in compost bin 1. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. check rodent activity, re-set traps. Pull cucumber plants without cucs.
Thursday- harvest. Harvest last of cucumbers, pull plants & prep for refurb. BT & Safer to tomatoes & peppers
Thursday 6/25- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested. Noted rodents had eaten a handful of tomatoes from the ones closest to the ground, moved traps from zucchini, one in tomato row & along west end fence near garden 3. Tied falling plants up, some green tomatoes fell off, I took home to ripen, stake at far west end falling down, Roy stated will fix. Noted water run off from tomato row, turned water on unable to locate a leak, maybe someone repaired? Sprayed zucchini with Serenade for powdery mildew. Peppers look great!
Monday 6/22- posted by Jill with Patricia
Week of 6/20-6/26
Saturday- Safer & BT to tomatoes & peppers. Fertilize zucchini with 1/2 cup liquid fertilizer mixed in watering can full water, followed by hand water in. Water succulents & plants not on drip. Check for rodent activity, watch traps. Thanks!
Monday- harvest, weed. Check powdery mildew on zucchini, spray with Serenade if needed.
Thursday- harvest. Check rodent activity
Thursday 6/18- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested tomatoes, zucchini & lots of cucumbers. Rodent activity on a couple of tomatoes, some cucus look to have marks from beetle or snails? Set 2 more rat traps, traps in zucchini still set. Peppers look great, except one had nickel sized hole and appeared to have snail droppings inside, threw into compost. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 6/15- posted by Jill with Nancy
Welcome Nancy! harvested. Noted a tomato and cucumber bitten by rodents, rat traps in zucchini still activated. Fertilized cucumbers with 1/2 cup liquid fertilizer, hand watered in, removed more leaves. Noted powdery mildew on zucchini, removed some leaves, sprayed with Serenade.
Saturday 6/13- posted by Jill for Peg & Rachel
fertilized peppers. Sprayed Safer on cucumbers, pulled off dead leaves from cucumbers & squash plants. Two cucumbers at beginning of row eaten, probably by rats, threw out.
Week of 6/13-6/19
Saturday- Peppers fertilize with 1/2 cup liquid fertilizer, mixed with water in watering pail, followed by another can of water or hose to water in (I forget name, it’s in the container with BT & Safer & has the spray nozzle you need to twist off to pour out). Spray cucumbers with Safer- check with other gardens to see if they are spraying too, if it’s just the cucumber’s use only 1/8 cup Safer to 1/2 gallon container. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Fertilized cucumbers with 1/2 cup liquid fertilizer in on watering can, hand water in.
Thursday- harvest. check rodent activity, set new traps. Removed powdery mildewed leaves zucchini.
NOTE FROM DIANE RE ORCHARD: 6/6/20: A big thank you to the folks who cut back the pickleweed on the street side of the garden and laid down mulch there and into the orchard. It makes getting to the orchard much easier. If anyone has extra time and wants to help, you can continue to bring mulch into the orchard. The top part needs it most of all. If you have questions, feel free to email me. I’m pretty sure my email is posted on the site or Jane knows it.
Thursday 6/10- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested. Applied beneficial root knot nematodes to all rows, hand watered in. Retwined bottom row west end of tomatoes, twin had broken. watered succulents & plants not on drip. Removed yellowed bitten leaves from cucumbers.
Monday 6/8- posted by Jill with Patricia
Harvested. Fertilized tomatoes with 7 cups Gardner & Bloome side dressed and hand watered in.
Saturday 6/6- posted by Jill for Peg
Sprayed tomatoes & peppers with BT & Safer. Fertilized zucchini. Weeded.
Week of 6/6-6/12
Saturday- Spray tomatoes & peppers with BT (1 TBL) & Safer (1/4 cup) added to gallon sprayer (there’s some Safer solution in sprayer, you can just add BT & Safer to). Fertilize zucchini with 6 cups Gardner & Bloome (in silver trash can outside garden 1), side dress application, dig a shallow trench, like with peppers, but run a couple of inches away from south side of drip line (side closest to garden 3), recover and and water. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Fertilize tomatoes with 7 cups Gardner & Bloome, side dress.
Thursday- harvest. Nematode treat all rows
Thursday 6/4-posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested zucchini, cucumbers & first tomatoes. Noted bites on zucchini at east end of row, set rat trap. Stake & twined peppers, peppers have grown from last week. Noted slug & small bites from cucus, applied Sluggo Plus & DE to zucchini & cucumber rows. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Monday 6/1- posted by Jill with Patricia
harvested zucchini & first cucumbers. Fertilized cucumbers with 6 cups Gardner & Bloom and 1/2 cup liquid fertilizer, water in. Noted bites from leaves on cucumber plants, sprayed with Safer. Trimmed Rosemary. Watered succulents.
Saturday 5/30- posted by Jill with Peg
fertilized peppers with 8 cups Gardner & Bloome, hand watered in.
Week of 5/30-6/5
Saturday- fertilize peppers with 8 cups Bio-Flora (or Garden & Bloome) found in metal trash containers outside garden 1 shed. Form a shallow trench with trowel under drip line, sprinkle fertilizer along row, recover with soil, hand water in with hose. Weeding. Water succulents. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Trim rosemary plant.
Thursday- harvest. Stake & twine peppers.
Thursday 5/28- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested zucchini, trimmed leaf near fruit. Noted beginning of peppers. Plan to stake next Thursday. Noted cucumber beetle on leaf of plant with holes, Roy said not to worry. No signs of rodent activity, trap still activiated.
Tuesday 5/26- posted by Jill
removed cover from cucumbers, plants flowering. watered succulents & plants not on drip. weeded. removed yellowing leaves from zucchini.
Monday 5/25- Sandra harvested zucchini
Week of 5/23-5/29
Saturday- Spray tomatoes and pepper plants with BT (1 TBL) & Safer (1/4 cup) added to gallon sprayer. **Watch out for rat trap east end of zucchini**. Check rodent activity in zucchini, reset trap if needed. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Check rodent activity
Thursday- harvest. Check cucumbers, uncover if flowering.
Thursday 5/21- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Harvested zucchini. Delivered produce to Penasquitos Lutheran Church. Noted rodent bites from zucchini on east end, set rat trap. Removed small dark yellow zucchini per Roy- states they will not grow and will taste bitter. Removed cover from peppers, flowering- plan to fertilize and stake when fruit comes in. Cucumber plants look great, remain covered, not flowering. Weeded.
Monday 5/18- posted by Jill with Patricia
Welcome to garden 2 Patricia! Harvested zucchini. Assessed all rows, weeded.
Week of 5/16-5/22
Saturday- check under row covers, check if plants have more holes, may need to apply Sluggo. Water plants outside gate & inside. If you have time the Orchard could use some weeding. Thanks!
Monday- harvest. Weed orchard.
Thursday- harvest, check under row covers.
Thursday 5/14- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Harvested zucchini. Strung row of twine to tomatoes. Checked under row covers, plants look good, noted some holes in one cucumber plant. Weeding. Watered plants inside & outside garden not on drip.
Monday 5/11- posted by Jill
G3 harvested zucchini. Weeded. checked plants under covers. All looks good.
Week of 5/9-5/15
Saturday- remove black cover from row 4, recover with white cloth. Spray tomatoes with BT (1 TBL) & Safer (1/4 cup) added to gallon sprayer, you can make half the solution or check if the other gardens need to spray (Our sprayer is in the container closest to the gate, we are out of BT, borrow from garden 2. Thanks!
Thursday– harvest. Check plants under covers. Check tomatoes if need another row of twine.
Thursday 5/7- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Harvested first zucchini ‘s row 1. Fertilized tomatoes with 12 cups garden & Bloom, side dressed and watered in. Fertilized peppers with 1 cup liquid fertilizer mixed in watering can & watered in. Fertilized zucchini with 6 cups Garden & Bloom, side dressed & watered in. Weeded.
Monday 5/4- posted by Jill
left black row cover on per Roy, as temps elevated this week-plan to change to white cover over the weekend. Replaced 1 cucumber plant that died. Weeding. Zucchini will be ready for Thursdays harvest.
Week of 5/2-5/8
Saturday- general garden maintenance, weeding. Check row 4 irrigation tape end cap for leak, re-secure if needed.
Monday- remove shade cloth from row 4.
Thursday- check any zucchini ready for harvest. Fertilize tomatoes with 12 cups Garden & Bloom or Bioflora, side dress, on south side of tape, recover with soil.
Thursday 4/30-posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
added row of twine to tomatoes. Noted half a dozen green tomatoes 1”, Roy says wait to fertilize until next week. Checked all plants look good. Digging in row 1, plants not damaged, maybe raccoon looking for grubs.
Monday 4/27- posted by Jill
planted cucumbers in row 4 with Marion from G3, hand watered row, planted, applied Sluggo Plus, watered & covered with black shade cloth. Plan to remove cloth next week per Roy.
Week of 4/25-5/1
Saturday- refurbish row 4. Replace new irrigation tape (end cap for tape is on top shelf of work bench), turn water back on. Thanks!
Monday– plant cucumbers, check with Roy black/white cover.
Thursday- general garden maintenance. Check all plants for growth & water.
Thursday 4/23- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
1.5 lb lemons from jills garden. harvested remaining cabbage from row 4, removed plants, turned water off & disposed of tape, chewed in spots. Weeded. Delivered all gardens produce to Peñasquitos Lutheran church.
Wednesday 4/22- posted by jill
removed cover row 1 per Roy, no flowers yet, but starting zucchini, applied sluggo plus. Removed couple of snails from row 4 & bottom leaves. Checked rows for moisture. Peppers look good.
week of 4/18-4/24-
Saturday- pull harvested cabbage plants, place leaves in compost bin 1, place stems & roots in green trash bags. Remove snails . Weed,
Monday- garden check
Thursday- harvest all cabbage, prep row for refurb. Put cover away.
Thursday 4/16- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
harvested cabbage, noted small slugs & some snails. Roy helped us, prune, stake & twine tomatoes. Plants look good under covers rows 1 & 2.
Tuesday 4/14- posted by Jill
checked tomatoes, were already uncovered. Weeded. Removed two handfuls of snails from cabbage, applied Sluggo Plus.
Saturday 4/11-posted by Jill with Peg & Rachel
planted King Arthur bell peppers row 2, applied sluggo plus & covered with white row cover. Helped Barbara weed orchard.
Roy said tomatoes ready for pruning & staking next week.
Week of 4/11-4/17
Saturday- Plant peppers row 2: plant 12″ apart on both sides of tape, plant directly across from each other, 3″ away from tape, total of 6″ space (look at garden 3’s peppers in their row 2), apply Sluggo Plus (I’ve ordered more, if run out check garden 1), cover with white row cover. Thanks!
Monday- Remove cover from tomatoes.
Thursday- harvest cabbage. Prune, stake & twine tomatoes.
Thursday 4/9- posted by Jill with Cheri
Removed broccoli plants row 2, placed leaves in compost bin 1, roots & stems in green trash bags. Refurbished row. Checked tomatoes, Roy instructed to keep covered until after rain, not ready to trim & stake, some plants with flowers. Row 4 cabbage leaves some eaten especially west end, removed a handful of snails & applied Sluggo Plus.
Wednesday 4/8- posted by Jill
harvested all of broccoli row 2, ready to pull plants & refurbish. Harvested first cabbage’s row 4. Harvested gardens 1 & 3, delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran. Checked under covers zucchini & tomato plants all look good, tomatoes with many leaves & blossoms, should be ready to stake next week.
Saturday 4/4- posted by Jill for peg & Rachel
planted zucchini in row 1, applied Sluggo Plus, covered with white row cover.
Week of 4/4-4/10
Saturday- plant zucchini row 1. space 18″ right next to tape on north side. hand water, apply Sluggo Plus (in container near gate) careful not to get on leaves, cover with white row cover. Thanks!
Monday- check with Roy when to stake tomatoes. Weed.
Thursday- pull all plants row 2, refurbish.
Thursday 4/2- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested all of cauliflower row 1 & first broccoli row 2. Refurbished row 1, ready to plant zucchini on Saturday.
Monday 3/30- posted by Jill
fertilized rows 2, 4 & tomatoes with 1 cup FE (used last) & added new organic fertilizer when FE ran out mixed with water, followed rows with 1 can of water. Noted blossoms on tomato plants, Roy aware, FE applied to force more leaves to grow.
Week of 3/28-4/3/20
Saturday- check all rows for snails, remove. Check rows for aphids, especially underside of leaves, spray off with hose & apply Safer if necessary 1/4 cup Safer to gallon sprayer. Weeding. Check tomatoes under cover.
Monday- Fe rows 2 & 4
Thursday- harvest ALL cauliflower row 1. Begin refurb row 1. Check tomatoes & look for flowers. Check all rows for snails & aphids.
Wednesday 3/25- posted by Jill with Cheri
harvested cauliflower row 1, removed snails & applied 1 cup FE, followed with one watering can water. Checked rows for snails, not as many noted. Tomatoes doing well row 3. Helped garden 1 harvest. Delivered harvest to PQ Lutheran.
Sunday 3/22- posted by Jill
Applied Nematodes to all rows. Planted 27-BHN1021 tomatoes row 3, applied Sluggo Plus, covered with white row cover. Broccoli & cauliflower to Lori for delivery.
Saturday 3/21- posted by Jill with Peg
harvested all broccoli & first cauliflower row 1. Refurbished row. Ready to plant.
Week of 3/21-3/27/20-
Saturday- harvest all broccoli row 3 & refurbish
Sunday- plant tomatoes & Nematode treatment
Thursday- harvest. FE 1 cup to row 1 cauliflower. check all rows for snails, slugs & aphids, treat as needed.
Monday 3/16- posted by Jill
Spoke with Roy, plan last harvest broccoli row 3 this week, refurb & plant tomatoes ASAP, nematode treatment with planting (p/u from Walter Anderson Thursday). Fertilized rows 2, 3 & 4 with 1 cup FE, hand watered in. Lot’s of snails, on rows, hand removed & applied Sluggo Plus to rows 1, 2 & 4. Aphid population down, sprayed leaves with hose rows 2 & 4 that had aphids, recovered rows 2 & 4.
Week of 3/14-3/20/20-
Saturday- forecast for rain, if not a rain out. Check all rows for aphids & snails, spray off with hose, spray with safer. Weed. Your work on treating the aphids is really cutting down the population! Thanks!!
Monday- Fertilize row 3 with FE. bug check & treat.
Thursday- harvest all broccoli row 3, remove plants, check cauliflower row 1 if ready for harvest. Bug check & treat.
Wednesday 3/11-posted by Jill
put row cover away. Checked under row 4 cover, found some aphids & snails, removed snails, applied Sluggo, sprayed leaves with hose, removed some lower heavily infested leaves, recovered. Small Cauliflower heads row 1
Monday 3/9 Uncover row 1, give fertilizer and water, then recovered. Uncover row 2, work on aphids, give soap water, and Recovered. Row 3, work on aphids, give soap water (complete on half of the row form the gate.)
Wednesday 3/11 – Uncovered row 1 and transferred it to row 2. Place the row 2 cover at next to woods by the bottom fence. Found snails, and leaves with aphids, took them away and put them in trash cans. Swept side walk.
Saturday- Check rows 2-3 for aphids, if noted, spray off with hose, followed by Safer, 1/4 cup to gallon sprayer, I put our sprayer in the bin closest to the gate. Weed. Recover rows 2 & 4. Thanks!
Monday- Continue to check all rows for Aphids, if noted follow protocol above. Fertilize row 1, with Fish emulsion (large blue container) 1 cup to watering can filled with water, followed by 1 watering can with water, to soak in. Recover rows, 1, 2 & 4. Please make sure glove container secure with rain in forecast. Thanks!
Wednesday- Check compost bin 1, if pieces are large, cut up into 3-5″ pieces. Check if wood chips are out on sidewalk after rain, if so sweep up. Broom found in garden 1 shed. Weed.
Thursday- continue aphid check all rows & protocol. Harvest broccoli, a few small heads are ready. Weed
Thursday, March 5- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
Checked under all rows, row 1 looks good, leave covered one more week per Roy. Aphid infestation improved from last week, sprayed off rows 2-3 with hose on leaves for aphids, removed some bottom leaves with aphids. FE to row 3 broccoli. Left row 3 uncovered, recovered rows 1, 2 & 4. Helped garden 1
Monday 3/2: Find bugs and spray soap. Ms. Jill came to help us. We did 2,3 and 4 rows. We found a lot of aphids in 3rd row.
Wednesday 3/4 Clean chairs with broom, rake around the table and weed. Trim succulents at the bottom ob gardens (path to the orchard area). Replace the black plastic bag in one of the trash cans.
week of 02/29-03/06
Saturday- check all rows for aphids, looking at underside of leaves ,especially rows 3 & 4, if noted spray off with hose, followed by application of Safer soap, 1/4 cup per gallon sprayer, make sure to get underside of leaves. Recover rows. Weed. Thanks!
Monday- check under all rows for aphids, pull up metal hooks on one side of cover to pull cover up for full inspection, especially check row 3 broccoli & look underneath leaves, spray leaves with hose if see aphids, recover rows. Weed. Jill will stop by.
Wednesday- weed outside garden near succulents heading up to garden 3. Knock down cobwebs underneath chairs, using broom from garden 1 shed.
Thursday- check under row covers for aphids, spray with water & safer if noted. FE 1 cup to row 3