Garden 2 Blog

Summer 2022

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 HARVEST: Thursday’s: 4CC volunteers to pick up from tables & chairs (not on ground) 9:30am.

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Saturday 10/1- posted by Jill for Peg

Took cover off row 3, plants look great!! Weeded and pulled off yellow leaves. Other plants looked healthy, saw no worms or bugs

Week of 10/01-10/07/22

-this week. Continue to check for insects & caterpillars, treat with BT.

– remove shade cloth when plants are “busting” out of cover & temps are low 80’s.

-look for 1” heads of broccoli, cabbage & cauliflower, fertilize with 1 cup FE mixed in watering pail, followed by another pail of water, when noted. 

-thanks all, the garden is thriving! 

saturday– remove cover from row 3.

Monday– usual garden check & chores.

Thursday- check  for starting heads of broccoli, row 3, fertilize with 1 cup FE, when heads are 1”. 

tuesday 2/27- posted by jill

checked rows, all still adequately watered. Checked for misses in row 1, none noted. Garden looks great! Plan to remove cover from row 3, Saturday when temps lower, plants are reaching top of shade cloth.

Monday 9/26 – posted by Eleanor w/ Randi

Checked all rows, watering level seems very good and did some weeding. Inspected for little worms/larvae and did not find any at all. Still seeing some holes/evidence of munching though. Most traps were again empty (none snapped) and refilled those. 

 

saturday 9/24- posted by Jill for peg

Sprayed both rows top and bottom, looked at many leaves and saw no little worms! No traps had PB on them, so added PB to all of them. None had been snapped

week of 9/24-9/30/22

 

keep check on cabbage loopers, especially in row 4, look for holes in  leaves, check for green/brown small inch worm type caterpillars & larvae/pupae on underside of leaves, hand remove. Can spray with BT every 5-7 days, need to make contact with eating caterpillars. Thanks to Randi, for the great pics!!

-with heat this week, check rows for moisture, hand water if needed.

saturday- spray rows 3 & 4 with BT, spray underside of leaves too, since we found larva on the underside of leaf.

monday- usually garden check & chores.

Thursday- no one in garden today, garden 3 to check. No harvest.

thursday 9/22- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

Garden looks great. Replaced a few misses in row 1 with broccoli. Checked row 4 for cabbage loopers, didn’t see any today & smaller eaten plants have new center growth. Raked pepper tree leaves. Changed out irrigation labels on all valves.

Monday 9/19 – posted by Eleanor, Randi & Jill

Checked all rows and found more than a dozen or so cabbage looper larvae /hatchlings on row 4, which we removed. Added sluggo plus to row 1. Found small leak in row 1, very tiny, and blocked with a small stone. Jill brought new peanut butter, and traps were filled and repositioned. 

saturday 9/17- posted by Jill for peg 

Sprayed rows , no 🐀

week of 9/17-9/23/22

saturday- spray rows 3 & 4 with BT. 
monday- garden check & usual garden chores. * I’ll bring by peanut butter this am. **note from Lori in garden 1 on Sunday- It looks like there might be a leak at the gate end of row 1 in garden 2. It wasn’t watering when we got there but it looked like there was wash-out.

Thursday- check cabbage row 1, contact Roy for any replacements. Check row 2 for any misses, contact Roy for pac man broccoli if needed. Check plants for, especially undersides for cabbage loopers, hand remove & spray with BT if found.

thursday 9/15- posted by Jill for Patricia 

planted cabbage row 1, hand watered, sluggo plus covered with black shade cloth. Broccoli fill ins to row 4 cauliflower that appears to have been eaten by cabbage loopers.

Monday 9/12 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi & Jill

Refurbished row 1, watered in and turned water back on. One very large rat was caught in row 3, re set traps and added more peanut butter where needed (new supply of peanut butter is needed). Baby plants in rows 2-4 look good. Helped Cyndi in garden 1 with refurb. 

Saturday 9/10- posted by Jill for peg

Set all rat traps! One plant almost all leaves eaten off already! Added some rings to raise black cloth. Turned over row one and pulled out roots! Sadly dirt was bone dry

week of 9/10-9/16/22

-just one more row to refurb & plant this week!

-rain & cooler temps should help plants.

– last week for any fill-ins row 4 (will get pac man broccoli if needed).

-may need to place rat traps in newly planted rows. I heard the critters scurrying in my backyard.

– may need to spray rows 3 & 4 with BT, if continue to get eaten & have holes in leaves. 

Saturday- if not a rain out. Check new rows & covers for damage during rain & wind. Add rat traps under row covers. 

Monday– finish refurbishing row 1. Turn water back on. Thanks for all the extra work you did on getting all the rows refurbished for fall planting!

thursday- plant row 1 hand water & sluggo plus & cover with black shade cloth.  Replace the couple plants in row 4, that are nearly all chewed with Pac-Man broccoli. Last weeks planting looks great!

Thursday 9/8- posted by Jill for Cheri, Patricia & Tess
*Roy had changed out irrigation tape to row 2.

planted cabbage and replaced dead plants in row 4
 
Row four could use some spray after rain.
 
New shade cloth on row.  You can cut to use on row one or keep it long and turn the corner and go up row 1 when planted
 
 

Wednesday 9/7- posted by Jill 

hand watered rows 2-4. Checked leak in row 2, small spray, placed wooden stake in front of & turned water back on.

Tuesday 9/6-posted by Jill 

hand watered rows 3 & 4, rows look good, 5 cauliflower plants need replacing Thursday. Re-applied sluggo plus to those rows. Let Roy know if needed replacement plants.

Monday 9/5 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin

Phew a hot morning, but we got everything accomplished! Refurbished row 2, watered in and turned water on. Watered the baby plants in rows 3&4, they look good. There are 2 (tiny) pinhole leaks in the tape though, one in each of these 2 rows, so we placed a small piece of wood at each spot as a block.  Kevin pushed through and got all the stakes in row 1 removed, as well as turned over the soil so it’s now ready for amendments. 

week of 9/2-9/9/22

thanks for all the hard work of pulling plants, refurbing, planting & keeping rows wet . We’re off to a good start to fall, even with the heat!

we’ll need to hand water rows 3 & 4 daily through Wednesday. Use hose & water through shade cloth.

saturday- hand water rows 3 & 4.  Can start removing twine & plants from row 1- twine to trash & roots & heavy stems to edco bin, rest to compost pile. Kevin from Monday team will be dropping load of compost & may be helping in the garden.

Monday- finish pulling stakes from row 2 & refurbish row, hand water & turn water back on (I’m going to get a new tape to replace from Roy). Hand water new rows. Thanks for pulling up tomato plants last week. Refurbished rows look great!

friday 9/2- posted by jill

handwatered rows 3 & 4 with hose.

Thursday- (I’ve texted Roy, to bring down- irrigation tape, plants for row 2, 5 plants for row 4 & our new black shade cloth- it’s 100’, cut in half and it should work for our remaining two rows) change drip line row 2, hand water row heavily prior to planting.  plant row 2, 18” spacing zig-zag, sluggo plus, cover with black shade cloth. Roy, will bring down 100’ of black shade cloth, we’ll cut in half for our 2 rows.  Replace 5 cauliflower plants. 

Thursday 9/1- posted by Jill with Cheri & Tess

planted cheddar cauliflower row 4, hand watered before & after planting, sluggo plus & covered with black shade cloth. Replaced 6 pac man broccoli row 3, hand watered row. Removed tomato plants row 2, placed in EDCO bin, removed twine & some stakes. Harvested all good sized tomatoes row 1, turned water off & took home green tomatoes to ripen. Hand watered succulents.

wednesday 8/31- posted by Jill 

handwatered row 3. Picked up tomatoes from workbench on Monday to ripen at home.

Monday 8/29 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin

Harvested tomatoes, and everything from row 2, and left green ones in box on workbench. Refurbished row 4, watered in and turned water back on. Young broccoli plants look good, and tidied away stakes from row 4 also. 

Saturday 8/27- posted by Jill for Peg

Hi! Did all above! Boy you weren’t kidding about 🐜!! Someone else put pepper plants in compost, but I put ours in bin! Boy garden looks hot and tired! I watered tomatoes too! They just looked thirsty

week of 8/27-9/2/22

* goal this week is to keep newly planted rows moist with extra hand watering, as it’s gonna be hot*
*fall planting guidelines- we will be replacing broccoli starts only after 7 days. Cauliflower & cabbage misses after 7 days, & if for some reason misses after 14 days, fill-ins with pac-man broccoli (grows faster)*

Saturday- pull remaining pepper plants, place in EDCO bin (not compost), watch out for all the ants on plants. Place irrigation tape off to the end. If not too warm & have time rake up leaves on row. Hand water pepper plants with hose, can do through shade cloth.

Monday– harvest all tomatoes row 2,  you can leave the larger green ones out & I’ll swing by to pick them up to ripen at home. Refurbish row 4, hand water & turn water back on. Make sure newly planted broccoli is wet, can hand water through shade cloth.  I’ll make new tags for the irrigation valves, thanks!

thursday– plant row 4, heavily water prior to planting, sluggo plus, cover with black shade cloth. Harvest tomatoes, may harvest all & put good sized green tomatoes in box & I’ll take them home to ripen.  replant 6 broccoli plants, Keep broccoli row wet, hand water with hose. Start pulling tomato plants & stakes row 2, roots & sturdy stems to EDCO bin, leaves & light stems to compost.

friday 8/26- posted by Jill 

Hand-watered broccoli. Removed half of pepper plants & placed in EDCO bin. Removed twine & stakes & turned water off in row.

thursday 8/25- posted by Jill for Cheri & Tess

We planted Pac-Man broccoli , slugged, and put shade cloth over. Picked all the green peppers picked tomatoes watered the row generously and made holes and put water in the holes at the row is very very dry.

Monday 8/22- posted by Eleanor w/Kevin

Harvested tomatoes and a small number of peppers. Repaired leak in row 2 water tape, replaced the displaced soil,  hand watered that row and turned water back on. Refurbished row 3, hand watered in and refreshed traps in other rows where needed. The laminated tags on the on/off water valves that indicates which garden has which water valve, need replacing.  

 

saturday 8/20- posted by Jill for Nancy & peg

finished garden.

week of 8/19-8/25/22

-we will be pulling out a row weekly & planting fall crops.

saturday- pull Irrigation tape off to end, rake leaves in prep for refurbishing. Water succulents. Garden check.

Monday- *** note from Lori on Sunday- this morning when I got to the garden I found a huge gusher coming out of the garden 2, row 2 (tomatoes) watering tape. I turned off the water just to that row. (I haven’t had much luck fixing watering tape leaks lately so decided it made more sense to just turn off the water there.) I marked the spot (a few inches from the connector) with a bamboo stake. You can’t miss it. There’s a big gash in the tape. Fix leak row 2. harvest tomatoes (shouldn’t have any red peppers) refurbish row 3, turn water on & hand water row. Thanks!

thursday- harvest all of peppers. drench  row 3 prior to planting (per Roy), plant row 3, plant 18” apart, zigzag, hand water (may not need to water again), apply sluggo plus & cover with black shade cloth (use cloth from pepper row).

Thursday 8/18- posted by Jill with Cheri, Tess, Ligya (Tess’s visiting friend) & Patricia

harvested last of summer squash, checked irrigation tape for leaks, turned water off & Pulled squash, roots to EDCO bin & stems & leaves to compost. Pulled a few small pepper plants. Raked eucalyptus leaves from Miramar compost & driveway to EDCO bin.

Monday 8/15 –  posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Jill

Harvested.  Discussed with Jill timeline for upcoming refurbishment of each of the rows, probably starting with row 3 squash. Row 1&2 tomatoes are dwindling but have many small, green ones still. Peppers still suffering from aphids but are also winding down. 

week of 8/12-8/18/22

-garden hanging in there with summer winding down & humidity. Continue to watch/treat for aphids (see how diatomaceous earth did). 
-Kevin, thanks for fixing the latch, works like a charm! 

Friday/Saturday- usual garden check & chores 

monday– harvest 

Thursday– harvest all of squash & pull plants.

thursday 8/11- posted by Jill with Cheri, Tess, Tess’s friend & Patricia 

harvested tomatoes & squash & 1 red pepper. Blast of water to pepper plants for aphids & ants. Applied diatomaceous earth to peppers & zucchini to combat ants & hopefully aphids. Trimmed diseased/spent leaves on squash plants. Found 2 birds in separate rat traps.  

Monday 8/8 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin

Harvested. Blasted row 3 and 4 with hose to get rid of aphids/ants on peppers and fungus on squash. Applied Safer to pepper plants and pruned older lower squash leaves that had more of the fungus. Kevin tidied/trimmed plants around gate area, all looks good! 

Friday 8/5- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg

Peg and I fertilized row 2!
Gate latch is being difficult. Thanks, Kevin for fixing the latch!

week of 8/5-8/11/22

-Continue to keep an eye out for aphids, especially on peppers, blast with water &/spray with Safer. —Look for powdery mildew on zucchini plants, spray leaves with blast of water. –

Let’s try & harvest red peppers going forward. Garden looks good, thanks all!

friday/Saturday- fertilize row 2 tomatoes with 12 cups bio-flora, side dress & hand water in.

Monday- harvest

Thursday- harvest 

Thursday 8/4- posted by Jill with Cheri & Tess

harvested. Garden looks good. One pepper plant with aphids noted on top, removed that section of branch.

Monday 8/1 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi & Kevin

Harvested, including first few tomatoes from row 2. Zucchini row 3 look very good, new growth after removing older diseased leaves last week. Sprayed row 4 w/BT&Safer, as there were many more ants than normal, which then revealed a few clusters of aphids. All good otherwise! 

friday 7/29- posted by Jill for Nancy 

fertilized pepper row.

week of 7/29-8/4/22

garden looks good. Just maintenance. Noticed some holes in pepper plants, look for insects & treat as needed with BT & safer.

friday– fertilize peppers with 1 cup fish emulsion mixed with pail of water, hand water in with hose/pail of water.

Monday– harvest

thursday– harvest

thursday 7/28- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess 

harvested. Recovered northern 1/2 of peppers due to burning.  Edco bins to curb. Raked pepper tree leaves. Water succulents & plants in pots. Garden looks good.

Monday 7/25 – posted by Eleanor w/Kevin

Harvested. Re filled traps, quite a few of which were empty but hadn’t snapped, oddly! Also, redistributed a couple of them to row 2 tomatoes. Shade cloth still on row 4 and seems to be benefitting. No worms or pests noted, and removed some of the lower squash leaves which had more widespread signs of fungus. 

 

friday 7/22- posted by Jill for Nancy 

fertilized zucchini.

week of 7/22-7/28/22

** keep an eye on peppers, if notice burn spots, place shade cloth back over north side. Roy will have broccoli, cauliflower & cabbage mid-late august for us.

Friday- fertilize squash with 12 cups bio-flora, side dress on south side of tape, water in. 

Monday- harvest.

thursday– harvest.

thursday 7/21- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested. Pulled some red peppers that had burn/rot placed in compost bin. Opened up north facing pepper row, hoping sun will help ripen/redden. switched black shade cloths with rows 1 & 2. Watered succulents.  

Monday 7/18 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin

Harvested tomatoes, peppers and squash. Checked for insects/worms and none noted, and Randi applied water to some of the squash leaves where some fungus was seen. Refreshed traps and helped harvest apples. Kevin donated 3.5lbs of zucchini to the harvest. All good! 

week of 7/16-7/22

garden looks great! Row 1, will be the first row for fall plantings starting mid-august (weather permitting).  Look for insects/pests/worms & treat with water, BT & safer. Look for powdery mildew on zucchini leaves & treat with blast of water.

Saturday- cover row 2 tomatoes with black shade cloth (like row 1). water succulents. General garden check.

Monday– harvest.

Thursday– harvest.

thursday 7/14- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested tomatoes & first yellow squash. Harvested apples from orchard (garden 1 has weights).  Garden looks great! EDCO bin to curb. 

Monday 7/11 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin 

Harvested tomatoes and peppers, discarding those peppers that had some obvious rot. No pest activity noted on any of the rows, the tomatoes look great and row 2 has many green ones. Repositioned shade cloth on row 1, and secured with clips and tied/staked it firmly at either end. Refreshed some traps and added extra row of twine to row 4. Helped harvest apples from orchard. 

saturday 7/9- posted by Jill for Peg

Reset some traps, no rats just snapped! Watered succulents and put black shade stuff back on tomatoes 🍅 Most had blown off

week of 7/9-7/15/22

Continue to check plants for pests & treat with water , BT/safer as needed. 
check pepper plants, if out growing support, with first row of twine, add second row. Thanks!

Saturday- garden check, traps, water succulents.

Monday– harvest. 

Thursday– harvest.

thursday 7/7- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested tomatoes & apples from orchard (Diana will give weights to Rachel). All rows look good, removed some small burned peppers. Raked pepper tree leaves placed in EDCO bin, bins to curb. Helped garden 1 harvest & remove beam plants. Picked up more cardboard boxes from garage.

 

7/4 – posted by Eleanor w/Kevin 

Harvested tomatoes and some of the peppers, still green but  those that seemed big enough and where they were crowding out others. Repaired a leak on row 2 tomatoes, did some weeding and refreshed traps. Row 3 zucchini look very healthy, they’re uniformly sized and thriving. Kevin donated 3lbs of zucchini to be added to the harvest. Happy 4th all! 

 

week of 7/2-7/8/22
happy 4th all!!
Our goal is to maintain the garden to get us to mid-August when we can plant for fall.

Check for pests & treat with safer & BT as needed. Replenish traps, especially where fruit is ripe.

Peppers- we can harvest some green & wait for some to turn red. Look for green ones that are large, smooth & firm to touch.

saturday– no one in garden today.

Monday- harvest tomatoes & peppers that may be ready, especially those that are being “squished” by surrounding peppers.

Thursday- harvest.

Thursday 6/30- posted by Jill with Cheri, Tess & Patricia 

harvested tomatoes row 1. Green tomatoes on row 2, fertilized with 12 cups bio- flora, hand watered in. Removed some small burnt peppers from row 4. Helped gardens 1 & 4 harvest.

6/27- posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin 

Watered succulents and harvested tomatoes from row 1. Made usual checks, no sign of worms or aphids on any rows. Row 3 zucchini look very healthy, and row 4 peppers are plentiful but some have a dry rot on the skin. Helped garden 3 harvest beans.  

week of 6/25-7/01/22

**this week not a lot to do.  check for aphids & worms, treat with water & or safer/BT as needed. Water succulents. The garden looks great! Thanks all!

Saturday- general garden check & chores.

Monday– harvest tomatoes. 

Thursday
– harvest.

thursday 6/23- posted by Jill with Cheri & Tess

harvested tomatoes row 1, only a few with blossom end rot, noted flowers are dried, Roy confirmed temps over 85 degrees will kill flowers & no more fruit will be produced. Covered rows 1 & 4 with black shade cloth.

Monday 6/20 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin 

Harvested tomatoes from row 1, and sprayed rows 1,2 & 4 with BT and Safer. Repaired a small leak in the water tape on row 2, and added an extra row of twine also. Young zucchini plants look good, and added traps back to this row. Refreshed other traps where needed. Peppers look good! 

saturday 6/18- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy

Both rows fertilized! Squash was moist!

week of 6/18-6/24/22

Saturday- fertilize pepper row with 12 cups Bio- Flora, sprinkled over tape, followed by 2 cups fish emulsion, water in, to get granules off tape & help absorb. Fertilize row 1 tomatoes with 12 cups Bio-Flora, side dress and hand water in (you can look in green folder for side dressing refresher, under “fertilizing”). Check moisture zucchini plants, hand water if needed. Thanks!

monday–  Harvest tomatoes, put any with blossom end rot in compost. Spray rows 1, 2 & 4 with BT & Safer (not zucchini plants) thank you! **we plan on harvesting  peppers when red. Add extra row of polypropylene  twine if needed to row 2 tomatoes, if not quiet ready we can do Thursday.

Thursday- harvest.  Twine row 2 tomatoes?

 

thursday 6/16- posted by Jill with Patricia & Tess

harvested tomatoes, several have blossom end rot, primarily at eastern end of row, Roy says due to lack of water, he increased watering to 3 hours every other day.  Pruned, twined & staked tomato plants row 2. Hand watered zucchini. 

Wednesday 6/15- posted by Jill with Abraxas student & staff

planted golden glory summer squash row 3, hand watered & applied sluggo plus. Roy stated no cover & he applied beneficial nematodes to row. Pruned a few tomato plants row 2. Students on break until august.

6/13 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin 

Harvested tomato (0.5lb) remaining zucchini (2lb) and 0.5 lb of rosemary. Pulled zucchini plants and disposed of them in EDCO bin. Completed refurbishment of row 3, and Kevin dug fairly deep and we removed quite a few thick tree roots! Traps refilled as necessary on other rows, all looks good. 

Friday 6/10- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg

Peg turned the soil and I cleaned up garden 2 last Friday. 

Week of 6/11-6/17/22

**I cleaned & returned sprayer (it was plugged) should be in working order now**

Saturday– garden check. If not too warm, turn over soil in eastern half of row 3. Thanks!

Monday– harvest red tomatoes, twist to remove Green calyx (so it doesn’t poke other tomatoes during transport). Harvest last squash row 3 & pull plants, put diseased plants in EDCO bin.  if have time can start to refurbish row. Kevin thanks for tidying up the succulents, looks great!

Wednesday– plant zucchini row 3.

Thursday– harvest. Prune, stake & twine tomatoes row 2.

thursday 6/9- posted by Jill, with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested first tomatoes from row 1. Row 2 tomatoes should have flowers opened next week & ready for prune, stake & twine. Pulled east half of non producing zucchini, plan to pull western half after Mondays harvest. Green peppers in row 4, stakes & twined. 

Monday 6/6 4pm- posted by Jill 

meet with boy scout to sign paperwork for Eagle  scout project, estimated start time mid-July. Will forward final project details prior to start. Hot in garden, removed covers from rows 2 & 4.  Small Peppers noted in row 4, tomato plants with starts of closed flowers, couple of plants leaning over, may need pruning, staking & twining this week or next. Will bring back sprayer Thursday.

Monday 6/6 – posted by Eleanor w/ Randi and Kevin

Harvested zucchini, added another row of twine to row 1 tomatoes – they look very good, but noticed some clusters of ants on some of the fruit plus on the stems, so sprayed with Safer. Peppers are hearty, deep green and vibrant and row 2 tomatoes still shaded & look healthy. Kevin thinned out and tidied the succulents area. Spray bottle is missing from workbench… borrowed one from garden 1. 

Saturday 6/4- posted by Jill for Peg

garden shed was wide open when I got here! Looked around for lock but couldn’t find it! I secured it shut with hook we use to hold down cloth. Cut off dead leaves on squash, pulled a few weeds and checked traps. Swept out our area .

Week of 6/4-6/10/22

Saturday– usual garden check & chores 

Monday– harvest. Row 1 tomatoes may need another row of twine.

Wednesday– weeding from last week looks great, thanks! rake pepper tree leaves place in EDCO bin, bin to street. Water succulents. Can start to chip away at ice plant that’s creeping onto path outside garden 1 to orchard.

Thursday– harvest. Check under covers. If row 2 tomatoes have flowers remove cloth. If peppers have fruit remove cloth.

thursday 6/2- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess 

fertilized row 1 tomatoes with 12 cups bio-flora, side dressed & hand watered in.  Zucchini row continues to struggle, plan to leave in a couple more weeks before planting new crop of zucchini. Tomatoes row 2 & peppers look great.

Monday 5/30 – posted by Eleanor & Randi 

Checked row 1 tomatoes for first blush but noted only one with a starting tinge, nothing more. Uncovered row 2, the young plants look good, hand watered at west end of the row and recovered. Refreshed some traps and weeded a little. Harvested (7.5 lbs) from row 3 squash – some of the plants seem finished. Checked under row 4 peppers, they’re thriving and very healthy looking. 

saturday 5/28- posted by Jill for peg
Finally got tomatoes sprayed! Our sprayer was not working! I took it apart and tried clearing it with hose , but couldn’t clear it! Had plenty of pressure… just nothing would come out! Worked fine last time I used it! So borrowed one from garden 3! Thanks, I’ll take sprayer home & clean it  

Week of 5/28-6/3/22

**at first blush of color to tomatoes row 1, fertilize with 12 cups bio-flora (side-dress).

Saturday- spray tomatoes row 1 with BT & safer (don’t worry about zucchini).

monday- harvest zucchini  usual garden chores.

Wednesday- weed outside succulents between gardens 2 & 3, place in EDCO bin. Water succulents. Rake pepper tree leaves.

Thursday– harvest.

5/26- posted by Jill with cheri

harvested squash. Plants appear to have fungus & are struggling. Other rows look great.

Wednesday 5/25- posted by Jill for Abraxas 

Oh we had a very fruitful day helping Paul move one of the storage bins onto level ground….we also raked up some pepper leaves.

Monday 5/23 – posted by Eleanor w/Kevin and Jill 

Pulled weeds and refreshed traps where needed. Row 1 tomatoes thriving, added a further row of twine plus 3 traps, and there are many green tomatoes. Checked under row 2 cloth, where the baby tomato plants are establishing themselves nicely. Row 3 squash has a few plants struggling to produce esp at west end, but still harvested 3 lbs of squash. Checked row 4 peppers they look very good, no sign of pests and recovered. Kevin did some hand watering at west end of squash and tomato rows, and Jill did some weeding in the succulents area. 

saturday 5/20- posted by Jill with Peg

planted 23 Mt. Fresh tomatoes in row 2, hand watered, applied Sluggo plus & covered with white cloth. Roy applied beneficial nematodes to the row this morning.

week of 5/20-5/27/22

**when row 1 tomatoes have first blush of color, fertilize with 12 cups of Bio-Flora, side dressed  & hand watered in.

saturday– plant tomatoes in marked spots in row 2, hand water, sluggo plus & cover with white cloth.

monday– harvest zucchini. Add extra row of twine to tomato plants row 1 (garden 1 has polypropylene twine in work area). Kevin, thanks for harvesting all the cabbage & pulling the roots last Monday!

wednesday– thanks for the hard work of clearing the weeds/brush, area looks great! Rake up pepper tree leaves outside of garden, weed outside of garden 2 From succulents outside of gate & along path to garden 3, place leaves & weeds in EDCO bin & place at curb. Water succulents. Thanks!

thursday– harvest zucchini. Check under rows 2 & 4.

thursday 5/19- posted by jill with Tess 

harvested zucchini, continues with small amount, west side plants more robust then east side. Per Roy- Fertilized zucchini & peppers with 12 cups Bio-Flora each, side dressed zucchini & under tape peppers, hand watered in. Recovered pepper plants for protection. Refurbished row 2, checked irrigation tape, turned water back on, hand watered and marked 18” along tape for tomatoes .

Wednesday 5/18- posted by Jill for Abraxas 

raking and clearing the weeds/dry brush area (they finished it) and they used a shovel to chop the leaves in compost bin #1.

Monday 5/16- posted by Kevin    Harvested squash from row 3, but the plants closest to the entrance are still much smaller than the other end, but moisture seems fine.  They are just slow.  Harvest all the cabbage in row 2 as it is done growing and a few worms were stating to show up. Thanks to Garden 1 for helping me get it done in time.  That row is ready to be refurbished and replanted.  Just weeded rows 1 and 4 where the tomatoes and peppers look good.  General weeding and removal of fading leaves.

saturday 5/14- posted by Jill for peg & nancy

Pepper row was already uncovered! We sprayed all 4 rows and pulled yellow leaves! 

week of 5/14-5/20/22

Saturday 5/14- uncover peppers row 4, open & lay 1/2 of cloth to side, we may recover next week when cools down. Spray rows 1-4 with BT & Safer.

Monday 5/16- harvest zucchini & if cabbage remains small & looks like not growing much & is being eaten can harvest all of cabbage so we can make way for tomatoes, turn off water at end of row. Kevin, thanks for sharpening & leaving extra knives for harvesting!

Wednesday- continue weeding upper path to orchard outside garden 3 & in the orchard, place in EDCO bin. sweep sidewalk outside garden driveway, where dirt is on. Pick up trash around seating area. Water succulents. If bin is full, place on street.

Thursday– harvest. Refurbish row 2.

thursday 5/12- posted by Jill for Cheri 

harvested. Received box of zucchini from Roy for donation. Cabbages remain small & something is eating them maybe caterpillars, I’d say harvest them all & get ready for new plants.   

Week of 5/7-5/13/22

Saturday- fertilize tomatoes with 10 cups Bio-Flora, “side dress”, make a shallow trench along south side of tape (side facing garden 3), sprinkle in, recover with soil & hand water in. 

Monday- harvest zucchini, cut off stem nearest harvested zucchini. Harvest cabbage that is store size & firm. Post weights.

Wednesday- continue weeding upper path to orchard outside garden 3 o& in the orchard, place in EDCO bin. sweep sidewalk outside garden driveway, where dirt is on. Pick up trash around seating area. Water succulents. If bin is full, place on street.

Thursday- harvest, if able, post weights or include in blog.

 

Monday 5/9- posted by Kevin

Harvested 7 cabbages from row 2 (12 lb) and 5 lb of squash.  More of both are close to harvest size for Thursday or next week.  Pulled weeds along the perimeter, re-baited a few rat traps and gently sharpened a few of the tools.  Left two additional knives for harvesting.

Thursday 5/5- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested first cabbage from row 2 & only a couple squash. Added row of twine to tomatoes. Fertilized zucchini with Bio-Flora, side dressed & watered in. Checked under cover, bell peppers look good. When cabbage is done, we’ll plant another row of tomatoes per Roy, ready in a couple weeks.

Monday 5/2 – posted by Kevin

Checked pepper row 4 and soil moisture was good. Reset the white cover.  A folder leaves with some chew marks but new leaves all look good.  Harvested 2 lbs of zucchini from row 3.  Cabbage not ready for harvest and cleaned up a few yellowed leaves.  Tomatoes still growing well.

saturday 4/30- posted by Jill for peg

Hi! Peppers were very moist! Sprayed BT and safer in rows 1 and 3 , pulled off yellow leaves. All traps look good!

Week of 4/30-5/6/22

saturday- check pepper row for moisture, hand water if dry. Spray rows 1-3 with BT & safer.

Monday- check row 4 for moisture, hand water if needed. Harvest zucchini/squash that is 6-8”, cut off stem directly below harvested squash & place in compost bin. Don’t think cabbage will be ready, but look for firm to touch heads. Post weights at: https://backyardproduceproject.org/garden-2-harvest-record/

wednesday- trim ice plant creeping along path from outside garden 1 to orchard, place in EDCO bins. Pull weeds outside garden, along pathways, place in EDCO bin. If bin is full, place on street near mailbox.

thursday- harvest zucchini, check cabbage. Check tomatoes if need another row of twine. Check pepper row for moisture & if needs any replacements.

wednesday 4/27- posted by Jill with Abraxas students & staff

planted bell peppers row 4, hand watered, sluggo plus, moved rat traps from row 1 to row & covered with white cloth. Tomatoes look great, saw 1 green tomato about 1”, Roy said to wait on fertilizing & further twine. Grasshopper on cabbage, maybe causing holes.

Monday 4/25 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin 

Heard from Jill that it’s too hot to plant today, so made usual garden checks. Refilled some traps, checked tomato plants (they’re very vigorous!) and ensured the growth is supported between the twine. Weeded a little. Cabbage leaves have some holes but not more than last week. Zucchini growing well, there is one about ready to harvest. Kevin weeded in the orchard. All good!

Saturday 4/23 – posted by Eleanor w/Peg and Nancy 

Refurbished row 4 and watered in. Turned water back on. We used a half (new) bag of chicken manure since the one already opened was only about 1/4 full. Garden looks great! 

Week of  4/23-4/29

saturday-  refurbish row 4, need wheelbarrow full of compost & 12 cups granular fertilizer brought up to row (farmyard blend & worm castings in garden 2). Turn water back on row.

monday-  too hot to plant peppers today, will plant on Wednesday. Usual garden check & chores. 

wednesday- plant peppers row 4, water, sluggo plus & cover with white cloth. Jill will be in garden.

Thursday-  usual garden chores. Check if any zucchini ready to harvest. Harvest when approximately 6” long, trim leaf stem off, below harvested zucchini.

thursday 4/21- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested remaining cauliflower from row 4, pulled plants, turned off water ready for refurbishing. Added 2nd row of polypropylene twine to tomatoes.

Monday 4/18 – posted by Eleanor w/Jill, Randi, Kevin

 Great to have Jill back! Pruned, staked and twined the tomato plants, using soft pea twine. Cabbages doing well though a few holes in outer leaves, and remaining cauliflower is ready to harvest later this week. Zucchino looks good, a couple of the plants are  a little undersized but otherwise healthy.

Week 4/16 – 4/23/22

Monday – usual garden chores plus we will be pruning, staking and twining the tomato plants today – Roy will come to get us started! 

Wednesday- fertilize cabbage with 1 cup fish fertilizer, mixed with one watering pail full of water, followed by another full can of water, pour evenly down center of row. Continue weeding path to orchard & in orchard, place weeds in EDCO bin. If have time can trim Pepper tree branches that are hanging down on garden 2 workbench, use pruners in mailbox or pruners in locked storage bin, place in EDCO bin.

Thursday – harvest remaining cauliflower plus usual garden chores. Help Roy with his harvest if requested. 

Thursday 4/14 – posted by Eleanor for Cheri, Tess and Tricia 

Harvested 27lbs of cauliflower and pulled up the roots of harvested plants. Probably can harvest remaining broccoli next week. Everything else in the garden looks good, Roy advises that we will prune, stake and twine the tomatoes on Monday! 

Monday 4/11 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin  

Cauliflower looks great, despite one grasshopper being found which Kevin disposed of. Weeded and removed yellowing leaves. Checked with Roy and all rows to remain uncovered so we tidied away the white covers and hoops. Cabbages are growing well, as are the squash which now have some flowers opened. Tomato plants are thriving,with many buds and should flower soon. Randi raked in front of the garden and Kevin helped garden 1 with stake removal. 

Week 4/9 – 4/16/22

Monday – usual garden chores, check tomatoes for flowers and if present check with Roy for pruning, staking and twining help. Check with Roy re. whether rows 1 thru 3 should be re covered.

Thursday – usual garden chores, check cauliflower for grasshoppers, check progress of tomatoes ie. are there flowers yet, as described above. Help Roy with harvest if needed.  

 

Thursday 4/7 – posted by Eleanor for Cheri and Tess 

Garden looks great and no need to spray. Harvested lettuces for Roy, and helped in garden 1.

 

Wednesday 4/6 – posted by Eleanor: uncovered rows 1,2 & 3 per Roy’s email

 

Monday 4/4 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin

Kevin got all the compost work done as per instructions below, so it was mission accomplished! Checked under covers rows 1-3, all look good, and no flowers yet noted on the tomatoes. A few gnats/flies are still lingering underneath the row covers, shook out the covers a bit to get rid of these. Found one bird in trap next to cauliflower. Some weeding done, and pulling of yellowing leaves on row 4. It’s to get hot this week, will stop by on Wed to remove cover from the cabbages. 

week 4/2 – 4/9/22

** All teams this week, we are asked to help advance the precompost, if time allows: 

1) set aside both bags of dried leaves from Bin 3, then shovel all the dirt from Bin 3 into the surrounding succulents/front of garden area. Then, remove all chopped up green waste from Bin 2 and place into Bin 3. Lastly, move HALF of the green waste from Bin 1 into Bin 2.

Monday – usual garden chores, check all rows and especially look for flowers on tomatoes. If time, make a start on compost advancement, see instructions above. 

Thursday – usual garden chores, checking all rows and tomato plants for flowers especially. Spray row 2 cabbages and row 4 cauliflower with BT/Safer if holes or critters noted. Help Roy with harvest if needed.

 

Thursday 3/31 – posted by Eleanor for Cheri, Tricia and Tess

Checked the garden and it looks good, picked romaine lettuce for Roy and helped garden 1 harvest peas. 

 

Monday 3/28 – posted by Eleanor w/Kevin 

Row 4 cauliflower looks good, refreshed one trap and did a little weeding. Checked under row covers : row 1 tomatoes look great, very vigorous, and row 3 zucchini are thriving. Row 2 cabbages good, did some weeding there plus along the perimeter of the border w/garden 1. Kevin did some weeding in the orchard – all is good before the rain  to come! 

Sunday 3/27- posted by jill

fertilized row 4 cauliflower with 1 cup FE, followed by one pail water, in anticipation of rain tomorrow. Saw one approximate 2” head at east end & felt others.

Saturday 3/26- posted by Jill for Nancy 

Garden looks good. Only 1 very tiny cauliflower so I did not spray FE.
Few weeds and one mouse trap sprung which I did not fit. See the garden inn3 weeks!

week 3/26-4/1/22

Saturday- general garden care. Check row 4 cauliflower for heads, if noted fertilize with 1 cup FE.

Monday- forecast for rain. If not rained out, general garden care.

Thursday- check all rows, under covers especially after rain. Check for flowers on tomatoes.


thursday 3/24- posted by Jill with Cheri & Patricia

No harvest in garden 2. Harvested romaine lettuce for Roy for donation. Helped garden 1 harvest peas. Checked all rows, all looks good  pulled yellow lower leaves & some weeding. Edco bins to curb.

wednesday 3/22- posted by Jill for Abraxas 

weeding behind garden 3 & into orchard. On break for next 3 weeks.

 

week of 3/19-3/25/22

Monday 3/21 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

All rows look good. Weeded a little and pulled yellowing leaves and no infestations noted Refreshed traps that needed it.   

to do & look for this week: Aphids, snails & slugs, treat if needed. Heads of cauliflower row 4, fertilize with FE when noted.

saturday- general garden check & care.

monday- general garden check & care.

Wednesday- continue weeding pathway behind garden 3 to orchard. Continue weeding into orchard, lotsa weeds!

thursday- Roy has more lettuce for us to harvest for donation, we’ll need a couple of us for that.  Check under row covers  check cauliflower row 4 for heads, fertilize with FE if noted.

Thursday 3/17- posted by Jill with Cheri & Tess 

harvested 6 bags of lettuce for Roy for donation. Checked rows, all look good, no cauliflower heads in row 4.

Monday 3/14 – posted by Eleanor w/Jill 

Planted row 1 tomato plants and hand watered in. Applied sluggo plus and covered with white row cloth. Added traps too.  Did a little weeding in other rows, all looks good! 

Friday 3/11- posted by Jill with Nancy 

turned amendments into row 1, hand watered & turned water back on, measured & marked 18” spacing for 20 tomato plants. Applied beneficial root knot nematodes per Roys instructions to all 4 rows, hand watered in  Rows look great.

week 3/11-3/18/22

Friday- turn in amendments row 1, level, turn water back on. Nematodes to all rows.

Monday- plant tomatoes 18” apart in marked spaces, hand water, sluggo plus (may need to borrow from garden 1 or 3, I’ve ordered more) & cover with white cover.

wednesday- continue weeding outside fence of garden 3 along pathway, shake off soil & place in green EDCO bin. General garden clean up. Water succulents outside garden.

Thursday- garden check. Check row 4 for aphids/holes in leaves, spray with BT & safer if needed. Help garden 1 harvest.

Thursday 3/10- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested all broccoli row one, removed plants, composted and placed stems & roots in EDCO bin, checked irrigation tape, turned water off, added amendments to soil. Helped garden 1 harvest snap peas & remove cauliflower plants. EDCO bins to curb & refuse bags to street.

 

wednesday 3/9- posted by Jill with Abraxas student & staff 

planted zucchini Dunja (east half) & golden glory (west half) hand watered, sluggo plus , set rat traps & covered with white cloth, removed cover from row 4. Students weeded path to orchard  behind garden 3.

Monday 3/7 – posted by Eleanor w/Kevin and Jill 

Refurbished row 3 as instructed and replaced water tape. Watered in and turned on water. Row 1 broccoli looks good, checked under row covers 2&4 plants are well. Kevin noticed one wheelbarrow needs a new wheel, he’ll follow up as to whether he can fix/replace it. 

Saturday 3/5- posted by Jill 

all rows look good, covers intact after rain & wind. Weeded. Checked zucchini plants in green house, more then ready to plant next week. Turned water off row 3 & put tape to the side. Looks like Boy Scout, has placed 2 stakes & plum line along fence between gardens 1 & 2 in prep for retaining wall.

week of 3/5-3/11/22

monday- refurbish row 3, use 1/2 bag of Farmyard blend in place of chicken manure. Turn water back on row.

Refurbishment formula-

1 bag worm castings

1/2 bag farmyard blend

12 cups granular fertilizer 

wheelbarrow full of compost

wednesday- plant zucchini row 3  Jill will be in garden to help.

Thursday- harvest ALL broccoli row 1, pull plants. Check new plants under covers.

 

Thursday 3/3- posted by Jill for Cheri, Patricia & Tess

Pulled out plants and roots. Helped garden 1 pick peas. One broccoli, can harvest broccoli next week. All look good. No rodent activity.

Monday 2/28- posted by Kevin, Eleanor, Randi

Checked Row 4, plants look good  Row 3  cleaned harvested plants and recycled material.Row 2  Added 3 traps. Reset the cover and added a couple hoops and stakes.Row 4  Broccoli radiates the glory of spring growth.  Added fish emulsion. 

Week of 2/26-3/4/22

Saturday- plant Tender Sweet cabbage, after removing peat pots, in marked holes, hand water if soil dry, apply Sluggo Plus & cover with white row cloth. Hopefully, you can get some help from gardens 1 or 3. Thanks!

Monday- set & place the few rat traps that are near row 4 & place under cover of row 2. Pull harvested cauliflower plants from row 3, place stems & roots in EDCO bin, leaves in compost bin. Fertilize row 1 broccoli with 1 cup FE. Thanks!

Wednesday- pull weeds inside garden 2 around rows & irrigation (watch for traps!), shake off soil and place in green EDCO bin (you can use the black pails found in the yellow workbench). Rake pathways, place leaves in EDCO bin. Pick up litter around seating area next to side walk & place in black trash can (not green EDCO bin).Thanks!

Thursday- first harvest broccoli row 1? Last harvest cauliflower row 3, harvest all plants & pull harvested cauliflower plants. 

Friday- remove any remaining cauliflower plants from row 3, place stems & roots in EDCO bin, leaves in compost bin. Check new plants under row 2 cover. Turn water off row 3.

Thursday 2/24- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

Picked up 3 bags of broccoli from Roy for donation. Harvested remaining broccoli row 2, refurbished row, checked irrigation tape & made repairs, marked holes for planting, hand watered & placed Tender Sweet cabbage on brown storage bin.

Monday 2/21 posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Kevin

Performed usual chores : checked each row, did some weeding and pulled yellowing leaves. Traps were refilled where needed and rows 1 thru 3 were sprayed with BT & Safer. Kevin secured the cover on row 4 extra well, since it’s to be windy. All plants looks fantastic! 

saturday 2/19- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy

Pulled off yellow leaves, emptied 2 traps with dead birds😪, reset all traps with fresh peanut butter, plants look great!!

Week of 2/19-2/25/22

Saturday- general garden check & care.

Monday- spray rows 1, 2 & 3 with BT & Safer. 

Wednesday- students on break

Thursday- harvest rows 2 & 3. Harvest all broccoli row 2. Start refurbishing row 2.

Thursday 2/17- posted by Jill with Cheri & Tess

picked up 2 large bags of broccoli for donation from Roy.

harvested first broccoli row 2 & first head of cauliflower row 3. Plan to harvest remaining broccoli from row 2 next week. Garden looks great. Removed harvested broccoli plants, compost & EDCO bin stems & roots. EDCO bin to curb.

wednesday 2/16- posted by Jill with Abraxas students & staff

seeded 72, 1/2 Dunja zucchini & 1/2 golden glory squash, labeled for BYPG. Raked pepper tree leaves placed in EDCO bin.

Monday 2/14 – posted by Eleanor, for Randi and Kevin 

Today Kevin and I tidied the rows by weeding and removing the yellowing leaves. Peanut butter was replenished on the traps. The white covering was adjusted in order to check the well being of the newer seedlings which appear strong and sturdy. We were able to assist Garden 3 with completing its tasks. It was another magical Garden morning.

Week of 2/11-2/18/22

Friday- check cloth in row 4, re-secure if needed. Weeding, removing yellow leaves. hand water plants outside garden.

Monday- general garden chores.

Wednesday- Jill in garden. Students seed Zucchini, in 72 tray. Rake pepper tree leaves along pathways, place in green EDCO bin.

Thursday- should have broccoli from row 2 for harvest & a couple cauliflower to harvest. 

Thursday 2/10- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

No harvest from garden 2 this week. Paul donated 20 lbs of valencia oranges. Harvested Kale & Swiss chard from the children’s garden per Roy’s request (13 lbs & 3 lbs), for donation and let him know weights. Picked up 3 bags of broccoli from Roy for donation, as well. Fertilized row 2 broccoli with FE. Top of rows looked dry, but can see moisture along drip line and most areas come up “moist” on water meter. Made sure row 4 cloth secured with santa ana’s. Watered succulents outside gate.

wednesday 2/9- posted by Jill with Abraxas students & staff

oriented Abraxas to garden. 1” heads of broccoli in row 1. Fertilized with 1 cup FE, followed by water. Small rat in trap row 4, removed & re-set trap. Plan to seed zucchini next Wednesday.

Monday 2/7 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi & Kevin

Weeded, pulled yellowing leaves and refilled traps as necessary. Sprayed rows 1,2&3 with BT & Safer soap. Checked under row 4 cover, plants look healthy though there are some yellowing leaves already. All looks good! 

 

saturday 2/5- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg

Mission accomplished!

Week 2/5-2/11/22

Saturday- remove cover from row 1, if dry place in storage bin. Fertilize cauliflower in row 3 with 1 cup FE, mixed in one watering pail of water, followed by another can of water.

Monday- spray rows 1, 2 & 3 with BT & Safer. 

Wednesday- welcome Abraxas students & staff. Orient to garden. Plant zucchini seeds/starts for 2 rows.

Thursday- fertilize broccoli row 2 with FE.

Thursday 2/3- posted by Jill with Cheri, Tess & Patricia

Roy donated 57 lbs of broccoli from Cadence gardens.

Checked all rows, garden looks great. One visible head on a small cauliflower plant in row 3, feel small heads on a couple other plants. Green waste bin to curb. Refuse bag to sidewalk. Picked up soil from greenhouse for starting seeds for G3, returned  6- 6 packs with zucchini to green house & placed on warming pad.

Monday 1/31 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi & Kevin 

Welcomed Kevin to the garden, introducing him to our fellow Monday gardeners and giving him a general overview of how things work. Checked under row covers rows 1&4, the young plants look strong and healthy. Pulled yellow leaves, weeded a little and refilled some traps and applied extra sluggo plus to row 4. No heads noticed or felt, on row 3 so did not fertilize. Moisture seems good on all rows. 

Saturday 1/29- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy

Moisture good in all rows, new plants look good! Pulled off all yellow leaves. Traps good! 

Week of 1/29-2/4/22 **this week check cauliflower row 3 for heads, when felt & 1″ in size, fertilize with 1 cup FE mixed in watering pail**

Saturday- check for moisture all rows, to confirm irrigation system is running. Check new plants under cover row 4. 

Monday-Welcome Kevin to garden. General garden tasks. Check moisture in rows.

Thursday- garden check. 

Thursday 1/27- posted by Jill with Cheri, Tess & Patricia

1″ broccoli heads in row 2, fertilized with FE. Noticed all rows dry, discovered sprinkler timer was OFF, in garage, turned back on. Hand watered all rows. Removed peat pots from row 4 cauliflower & placed back in ground, apologies Nancy & Peg, I failed to let you know to remove prior to planting, roots will not break through pots. No plants ready for harvest today.

Monday 1/24 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Checked rows 2&3 for 1″ heads, cannot see any yet. Fertilized rows 2&3 with BT and Safer, and did some weeding. Checked under row covers on 1&4, plants look good. Refreshed some traps where needed. 

Friday 1/21- posted by Jill for Peg & Nancy

 All plants in! Some leftover on box! Set traps Slugo and covered!

Week 01/22-01/28/22   ***This week look for heads of broccoli in row 2 & cauliflower row 3, when 1″ diameter fertilize with 1 cup Fish emulsion***

Saturday- plant candid charm cauliflower row 4 (18″ spacing done), hand water, Sluggo Plus gently, place a few rat traps (traps are in wooden crate near row 4) with peanut butter (we have fresh), wire hoops & white cover (use the one on fence). If second cover is dry please put back in brown storage container. Thanks!

Monday- Check for heads in rows 2 & 3, fertilize with FE if noted. Spray rows 2 & 3 with BT & Safer. Usual garden chores. Thanks for catching the leak & repairing in row 4! Unfortunately, we had two other leaks, so changed out the tape.

Thursday- Check new plants row 4. Check for heads of broccoli & cauliflower, fertilize when ready.

Thursday 1/20- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested remaining cauliflower row 4, removed plants- leaves to compost & roots/stems to EDCO bin. Refurbished row, hand watered & replaced tape (found two other leaks in old drip line). Roy has Candid Charm cauliflower ready for planting Saturday. Removed covers rows 2 & 3, found what looked like flys underneath, covers drying on fence between Gardens 2 & 3.

Monday 1/17 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Checked row 4 cauliflower, and found a leak in the irrigation tape – cut and repaired with connector piece. Checked under row covers 1-3, did some weeding, all plants look good. Some gnats were found under 2 of the covers, at the far ends of rows 2 & 3 – shook the covers out to get rid of these. 

Week of 01/15-01/21/22

Saturday- remove roots from harvested cauliflower row 4, shake off dirt & place in EDCO bin.

Monday- general garden chores, check plants under row covers. Don’t worry about spraying row 4, last harvest Thursday.

Thursday- harvest remaining cauliflower row 4. Refurbish row.

Thursday 1/13- posted by Jill with Patricia

21 lb lemons donated by Lori.

harvested cauliflower row 4, plan to harvest remainder next Thursday. Removed leaves of spent plants & placed in compost bin 1. Checked under row covers 1-3, all look good! Reviewed with Roy retaining wall Eagle scout project between gardens 1 & 2.

Monday 1/10 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi

Checked row 4 cauliflower and they look very good, pulled yellowing leaves and no new holes noted. Checked under row covers, rows 1-3 and all look to be doing well. Refreshed some of the traps and did some weeding, and also sprinkled a little sluggo around a couple of the plants on row 3, which showed some small holes. 

Week of 01/08-01/14/22

Saturday- general garden check & chores.

Monday- general garden check & chores

Thursday- harvest row 4. Check under row covers.

Thursday 01/6/22- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested bok choy row 4 & first 2 cauliflower heads row 4. Checked under covers, rows 1-3, all plants thriving. Cheri & Patricia, harvested from Childrens garden, brought harvest down to add to donation, Roy given weights. Tess, helped in garden 1.

Monday 1/3/22 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Happy New Year!! Checked under row covers, all seems good and no replacement plants needed for row 1. Did some weeding and refreshed most of the traps on all rows. On row 4, no aphids noted however there are some holes on mainly the bok choy, and so sprayed the whole row with BT/Safer solution. Note: there is some solution remaining in the sprayer, which we have stored in the workbench for use later this week if needed. 

week of 1/1-1/7/2022 Happy New Year 🎊 

Saturday– New Years day 

Monday– check under covers. Contact Roy if any broccoli under row 1 needs replacing. Spray row 4 with BT & Safer, if aphids &/holes noted.

Thursday– harvest

thursday 12/30- posted by jill for Cheri 

no harvest in garden 2. Helped gardens 1 & 3. 

monday 12/27- posted by jill

planted marathon broccoli row 1, sluggo plus, set 3 rat traps & covered with white cloth, water back on. Checked all rows & secured  covers, some cauliflower visible in row 4. All looks good!

 

Week of 12/25-12/31/21

Saturday- Christmas 🎄 

Monday-  this week, plant row 1 when not raining.

Thursday- check if cauliflower ready to harvest. Check all rows.

Thursday 12/23- posted by Jill with Cheri, Patricia & Tess

harvested remaining Bok Choy from row 1, refurbished row, checked irrigation tape for leaks & turned water off- ready for planting. Checked under covers rows 2 & 3 all plants are thriving. Checked row 4, can feel heads of cauliflower, approximately 2”.

Monday 12/20 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Fertilized row 4 with FE, pulled yellow leaves and did some light weeding, and refreshed traps as needed. Checked under row covers, plants look good and no sign of aphids/critters. Bok Choy looks very healthy. 

saturday 12/18- posted by Jill for Nancy

Garden 2 ✅ no crawlers
Put peanut butter on one trap Pulled several weeds in row 1

week of 12/18-12/24/21

saturday- general garden check & chores. Look for aphids, caterpillars & snails & slugs. Spray rows 1 & 4 if notice, sluggo + for snails & slugs.  

monday- fertilize row 4 with 1 cup FE. General garden check & chores.

Thursday- check if row 4 cauliflower ready to harvest, harvest  all of row 1, remove roots & turn over row, turn water off.

thursday 12/16- posted by Jill with Patricia & Tess

harvested Bok Choy row 1, will plan to harvest remainder next Thursday   . Checked under rows 2 & 3, plants look good. Row 4 looks good, cauliflower still not visible. Helped gardens 1 & 3 with harvest. Edco bin to curb.

Monday 12/13 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

All rows look good. Checked under row covers on rows 2&3 and all plants look to be thriving. Refreshed traps in row 3 and added 3 new traps to row 2. Weeded row 4 & did some general tidying. Bok choy looks ready to harvest. 

Week of 12/11-12/17/21

Saturday- Spray rows 1 & 4 with BT & Safer.

Monday- check under rows 2 & 3, contact Roy for any plants that may need replacing. Place a couple of traps under row 2.

Wednesday- Usuagarden clean up. Weeding inside garden 2, especially along fence near orchard, shake off dirt from roots & place in Edco bin. Take full bin to curb.

Thursday- Welcome, Patricia & Tess! Harvest.

Thursday 12/9- posted by Jill for Cheri

harvested bok choy. Fertilized row 4 with FE. Green waste to curb.

Wednesday 12/8- posted by Jill for Abraxas

removed cover from row 1. Fertilized row 1 with FE.

Monday 12/6 – posted By Eleanor Randi 

Removed row cover from row 4 and checked cauliflower for any sign of florets emerging. None visible or felt, so did not fertilize. Did some weeding, and planted broccoli in row 2, applied sluggo and covered with row cover. All looks good! 

 

couldn’t feel 

Week of 12/04-12/10/21

Saturday- Finish refurbishing row 2- I turned over row and applied wheelbarrow full of compost along row, remaining amendments are next to row.

  • Spread ½ bag of chicken manure evenly along row

  • Spread 1 bag of worm castings evenly along row 

  • Spread 12 cups of granular fertilizer (this refers to a regular 8-oz measuring cup) Bio-Flora or Garden & Bloom, located in a trash can by the shed.

  • Turn all amendments into the soil along each side of row

  • Make lip on north side of row, to prevent run-off

  • Use rake to level top (make it flat)

  • Put the irrigation tape back on the row and turn water back on.

  • Hand water

** This week, check cauliflower row 4 for heads, if 1″, fertilize row with 1 cup FE in watering pail, followed by another pail of water.**

Monday- Plant row 2. Roy will have broccoli. Space 18″ apart on north side of tape, with plant between on other side of tape. Distance approximately 2″ from tape. Water in well, apply Sluggo Plus lightly around plants (careful not to get on leaves), apply white row cover- remove cover from row 4 and use

Wednesday-  remove white cover row 1 Bok Choy, remove fasteners along sides & ends & hang up on hooks on workbench. hang up to dry fence, fertilize row with 1 cup fish emulsion mixed in one watering pail of water (one pail fertilizes entire row), followed by another pail of water, aim to get solution in center of row, goal to feed roots. General garden clean up, raking pepper tree leaves to EDCO bin, make sure just leaves, not dirt goes into bins.

Thursday- check for starting heads of cauliflower row 4, fertilize with FE, if see/feel. Most likely nothing to harvest, check Bok Choy. . Check new cauliflower under row 3 cover, contact Roy for any replacements needed. EDCO bins to curb.

Thursday 12/02- posted by Jill

harvested remaining cauliflower row 2. Removed all plants- roots & stems to EDCO bin & leaves to compost. EDCO bins to curb. Turned over row 2 & turned water off, found & removed pepper tree roots at east end, applied compost along row & left 12 cups fertilizer, worm castings & chicken manure next to row.

Wednesday 12/01- posted by Jill with Abraxas crew

planted Candid Charm cauliflower row 3, watered, applied Sluggo +, covered with white cloth.

Monday 11/29 – posted by Eleanor w/ Randi and Jill 

Refurbished row 3 and repaired a couple of leaks in the water tapes in row 3 & 2. Watered in and turned water back on to row 3. Checked under covers on rows 1&4, all plantings look good! The remaining cauliflowers in row 2 look about ready to harvest soon. 

friday 11/26-posted by Jill 

turned off water row 3. Removed several harvested broccoli from row & received some harvest cauliflower row 2. Placed roots in EDCO bins. Ran out of time & left leaves in rows, please place in compost bin. Checked under rows 1 & 4, look good, still only a couple plants with holes, can hold off on spraying.

Week 11/27-12/3/21

***To do this week, Spray rows 1 & 4 with BT & Safer if need. refurbish row 3. Pull harvested cauliflower plants row 2. Harvest last of cauliflower row 2. Refurbish row 2.

Saturday- Pull plants row 3, place leaves & smaller stems in compost bin 1, roots & heavier stems in EDCO bin, shake off excess dirt from roots. Rake leaves & pull irrigation tape off to end, so ready to refurbish on Monday. If you have time, can pull harvested cauliflower plants from row 2.  Thanks!

Monday-  Refurbish row 3

  • Turn the soil all along the row with a shovel, as deep as possible, starting from the valve end and walking backyards flipping each shovel full. Go farther along the row than the previous crop to prevent rows from getting shorter with time.
  • Spread 3 five-gallon buckets of compost evenly along row (using wheelbarrow)
  • Spread ½ bag of chicken manure evenly along row
  • Spread 1 bag of worm castings evenly along row (continued next page)
  • Spread 12 cups of granular fertilizer (this refers to a regular 8-oz measuring cup) Bio-Flora or Garden & Bloom, located in a trash can by the shed.
  • Turn all amendments into the soil along each side of row
  • Make lip on north side of row, to prevent run-off
  • Use rake to level top (make it flat)
  • Put the irrigation tape back on the row
  • turn water back on.
  • Hand water

Wednesday- Plant row 3. 

Thursday- harvest last cauliflower row 2, Pull plants & turn over row. Check under rows 1 & 4.

 

Monday 11/22- posted by Jill with Eleanor & Randi

harvested all broccoli row 3, many starting to separate & some turning lighter green, Roy recommend to harvest all. Harvested majority of cauliflower row 2, left about 8 smaller heads. Checked under rows 1 & 4 both look great, a couple plants at west end row 4 with holes in leaves. Some aphids noted in cauliflower row 2, hosed off with blast of water. Re-secured cover row 1. Placed leaves in compost bin, larger stems EDCO bin.

Saturday 11/20- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg

Pulled yellow leaves & baby ones at bottom of several plants. Some weeds, but things look great.

Week of Thanksgiving 11/20-11/26/21 Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday- general garden check. Look under row covers & check for insect/caterpillar activity, may need to spray with BT if noted.

Monday- harvest cauliflower & broccoli, look for heads the size you would purchase at the market. Check plants under covers.

Wednesday- No students

Thursday- Holiday 

Thursday 11/18- posted by Jill for Cheri

harvested broccoli & first of cauliflower row 2. Worked on row one cover, added hoop & tightened. Pulled leaves off harvested cauliflower. Monday will possibly be able to cut more broccoli & caulilflower.

Monday 11/15 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi

Weeded rows 2&3 a little and then fertilized with fish emulsion, growth looks very good! Checked under row 1 & 4 covers, plantings look healthy and no sign of rodent or insect activity.  Checked moisture level on row 1 with moisture meter as soil *looks* dry, but readout says moisture level is as it should be. Added an extra hoop to row 1 to help with sagging.

week of 11/13-11/19/21

saturday- garden check. Look under row covers see how new plants are doing for moisture & caterpillars. Water succulents.

monday- fertilize rows 2 & 3 with fish emulsion, 1 cup each row mixed in watering pail, followed by one watering pail of water. Check row 1 for any replacements & contact Roy if needed.

Wednesday- general garden chores. Water succulents & plants in pots.

thursday- harvest. Garden check.

thursday 11/11- posted by Jill with cheri

harvested first heads of broccoli. Sprayed all rows with BT & Safer. Bok Choy plants have several holes in leaves, found one cabbage looper in row 4 & removed. New plants in row 1 are growing & doing mostly well. Took green bins to curb.

Monday 11/8- posted by Jill for Randi

Grooming, and tidying the veggie beds. Checked the covered rows. Looking healthy!
Cyndi and I assisted Marion with  uprooting and removing tomato plants. Full team effort!!

Saturday 11/6- posted by Jill with Nancy & Peg

planted Bok Choy row 1, watered, Sluggo Plus & covered with white row cover. Replaced 6 plants in row 4 with Bok Choy, watered & applied Sluggo Plus. Found one green cabbage looper, removed, several plants have holes and plants are young & fragile.

Week of 11/6-11/12/21

Saturday- plant Bok Choy row 1; space 15″ apart, zig zag with plant on other side of irrigation tape centered between the two, hand water, lightly apply Sluggo Plus around plants, careful not to get on leaves & cover with white cloth (if cloth’s have too many holes, you can cut a new one, found in the long storage container parallel with compost bins. Replace plants that have died in row 4 with any remaining Bok Choy. Thanks!

Monday- general garden tasks. Check plants under covers.

Wednesday- General garden chores, raking leaves, watering plants outside of garden. Take EDCO bin to curb if full. 

Thursday- general garden check & chores.

Thursday 11/4- posted by Jill with Cheri

finished removing roots from row 1, leveled, hand watered, turned water back on. Ready for planting Saturday. Approximately 6 plants have died in row 4, Roy said to replace with Bok Choy, left dead plants in place, so easy to replace. Rows 2 & 3 look great, heads growing larger on broccoli & can feel cauliflower heads.

Wednesday 11/3- posted by Jill for Abraxas crew

refurbished row 1, many roots in row, need to finish row Thursday.

Monday 11/1 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Jill 

Uprooted remainder of the tomato plants from row 1, chopped up and added to compost, put roots/thicker stems into edco can. Left stakes alongside fence. Raked along the row, removed water tape & amendments have been brought up ready for Wed refurb. Rows 2&3 fertilized with fish emulsion as heads are visible, and rows 2&3 also sprayed with BT & Safer. Row 4 plants look fine. 

Saturday 10/30- posted by Jill for Chona & Xavier

We were able to complete most – but maybe 4 tomato plants. 

 

Week of 10/3–11/5/21

** Everyone, Check rows 2 & 3 for starts of heads (cauliflower hard to see, we’ll have to feel center over leaves), when heads approximately 1″ fertilize with 1 cup FE in watering pail, followed by anther pail of water.**

Saturday-  Start taking out tomato plants, stakes & twine from row 1, place stakes along fence, plant roots & thicker part of stem (too hard to break down in compost) to EDCO bin & thinner/smaller stems & leaves to compost bin do as much as you like, we’ll finish next week.

Monday-spray rows 2 & 3 with BT & SaferCheck rows 2 & 3 for heads & fertilize as noted above. Finish removing & composting tomato plants. Pull irrigation tape to side & clean up debris in row with rake, so ready for refurb Wednesday.

Wednesday- Refurbish row 1. 

Thursday- finish getting row 1 ready for planting on Saturday. Row was amended, but still lots of roots, may need to turn row over & remove heavy roots, level row, hand water, place irrigation tape down row, check for leaks, turn water back on. Spacing for Bok Choy 15”.   check row 4, 2 plants need to be replaced 

Thursday 10/28- posted by Jill with Cheri & Helene

harvested last of tomatoes row 1, took 7 lb of green tomatoes home to ripen, turn water off in row. Checked under row cover, plants look good in row 4. A couple broccoli plants have almost a 1″ head, unable to feel/see heads in row 3.

Monday 10/25 – posted by Eleanor 

Checked rows 2&3 for heads appearing, none visible. Weeded a little and checked under row 4 cover, plants look healthy though replaced two plants which had shriveled a little. Traps look fine. Checked row 1 tomatoes, all seems good though one section is leaning over a little. 

 

Week of 10/23-10/29/21

** Everyone, Check rows 2 & 3 for starts of heads (cauliflower hard to see, we’ll have to feel center over leaves), when heads approximately 1″ fertilize with 1 cup FE in watering pail, followed by anther pail of water.**

Saturday- check under row 4 cloth at new plants, look at moisture, traps & how plants doing (there were 2 plants left on brown storage container outside gate if any need replacing). 

Monday- general garden check & chores. Check new plants in row 4. 

Wednesday- pull out weeds around irrigation pipes & near hose in garden 2, place in green EDCO bins. Sweep pepper tree leaves around outside garden, place in EDCO bin, if bin full place on street curb. If compost bin 1 has large pieces, can chop up smaller with long handled shovels or pruners.

Thursday- harvest tomatoes. Spray rows with BT & Safer? Check row 4 plants, contact Roy for any replacements.

Thursday 10/21- posted by Jill

harvested tomatoes. Checked all rows, new plants in row 4 look good. Used a mallet to hammer falling stakes in tomato row. Broccoli row has just the start of pin sized spouts, row 2 has tight leaves in center- unable to see/feel head yet.

Wednesday 10/20- posted by Jill with Abraxas crew

planted Candid Charm cauliflower in row 4, hand watered, applied Sluggo Plus & covered with white row cloth.

Monday 10/18 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi & Elmira

Introduced Elmira to the garden and explained basics of the chores. Row 1 tomatoes are leaning heavily in one section and have added some support which will hopefully help. Weeded & checked rows 2&3, plants look good. Row 4 was refurbished by Sat crew and so finished off by leveling it off, hand watering in and turning water back on, ready for Wed planting.

Week of 10/16-10/22/21

Saturday- begin refurbishing row 4, I brought up worm castings & chicken manure. Do as much as you can, Monday’s team can finish up. Thanks! Here’s the refurb formula:

Refurbishing
  • Spread 3 five-gallon buckets of compost evenly along row (using wheelbarrow)

  • Spread ½ bag of chicken manure evenly along row

  • Spread 1 bag of worm castings evenly along row 

  • Spread 12 cups of granular fertilizer (this refers to a regular 8-oz measuring cup) Bio-Flora or Garden & Bloom, located in a trash can by the shed.

  • Turn all amendments into the soil along each side of row

  • Make lip on north side of row, to prevent run-off

  • Use rake to level top (make it flat)

  • Put the irrigation tape back on the row and turn water back on.

  • Hand water

Monday- finish refurbishing row 4.

Wednesday- Plant broccoli/cauliflower row 4, hand water, apply Sluggo Plus & cover with white row cloth.

Thursday- harvest. Check rows 2 & 3 for starting heads, fertilize when 1″ heads appear.

Thursday 10/14- posted by Jill with Cheri

harvested, last of green beans, plants doing poorly- nematodes in roots & leaves white but doesn’t appear to be powdery mildew- pulled plants, turned off water in row & raked up loose leaves, ready to refurb. Trash out to curb. Put trash can out front near seating area next to sidewalk, hoping to cut down on using green waste cans for refuse. 

monday 10/11- posted by Jill for Randi

The garden is thriving with each row proudly displaying it’s beauty to the world!
Today was a simple day, picked the few weeds popping up, followed by spraying each row including the green beans- hope that was part of the instructions. Jill when you have a moment please take a look at the green beans, some plants are leaning close to the earth.

Saturday 10/09- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg

fertilized tomatoes.

 

Week of 10/09-10/15

Saturday- general garden check & chores. Fertilize tomatoes with 8 cups granular fertilizer (either one that’s open, G&B or Bio-Flora), side dress, shallow trench, recover & water in along side of tape. **last fertilizing of tomatoes**

Monday- Welcome Elmira! spray all rows with BT & Safer. Usual garden check & chores.

Wednesday-  Welcome back, Abraxas!

Rake pepper tree leaves outside the garden & seating area, place in green EDCO bin, if bin is full place on street against curb. Trim any leaves/branches hanging low from pepper tree, place in bin. Pick up any litter, cigarrette butts around seating area near street, dispose in black trash can. Hand water succulents and and plants in pots.

Thursday- harvest. Asses bean plants for longevity. 

Thursday 10/7- posted by Jill with Cheri

harvested beans & tomatoes, both plentiful! pulled a few dead bean plants. Garden looks good.

Monday 10/4- posted by Jill with Eleanor

removed covers from row’s 2 & 3, plant look good. Replenished peanut butter to traps, added additional traps to row 1. Bean row without powdery mildew.

Saturday 10/2- posted by Jill for Nancy & peg 

fertilized beans.

Week of 10/02-10/08/21

Saturday- fertilize bean row with 1 cup fish emulsion mixed in watering pail, followed by another pail of water. Water succulents.

Monday- If bean leaves look white on top or underside, spray with Serenade for powdery mildew (follow instructions on container). Usual garden chores.

Thursday- harvest. General garden chores. Spray rows 1 & 4 with BT & Safer.

Thursday 9/30- posted by Jill with Cheri & Helene

harvested tomatoes & first of the green beans. Green bean plants may have powdery mildew, hard to see with dew on leaves. Traps intact, plants look good under covers. EDCO bins out.

Monday 9/27 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi

Sprayed rows 2&3 with BT&Safer, plants look good and added a little sluggo plus to some areas. Traps look fine, weeded and tidied row 4, the beans look to be growing very well. Row 1 tomatoes all good,sprayed the Fuji apple tree in orchard also, then stored the remainder of the BT&Safer in workbench, there’s quite a lot left. 

week of 9/25-10/01/21

saturday- spray rows 1 & 4 with BT & Safer (make full gallon mix & save extra for Monday). General garden check. Water succulents.

monday- spray rows 2 & 3 with BT & safer (use mix in sprayer). Garden check.

thursday- harvest. Garden check. 

thursday 9/23- posted by Jill with Cheri 

harvested tomatoes. All rows look great! Green beans forming in row 4, with many flowers. Small rat caught in row 4 trap.

Monday 9/20 – posted by Eleanor 

Row 4 beans all good, added one new trap to the far end of the row. Added sluggo plus to row 3, plants look good and I did not notice new munchings but I did remove one caterpillar from one of the plants. All fine in row 2 and also in row 1 tomatoes, did some weeding and watered the succulents. Refreshed the traps that needed it and stored the new mouse and rat traps that had been delivered in the workbench. 

Friday 9/17- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg

We put sluggo on row 3 with row 2 looking good, found very few weeds and traps looked okay.

 

Week 9/17-9/24/21

Friday- general garden check. Apply Sluggo plus, if needed to rows 2 & 3.

Monday- general garden check. hand water succulents.

Thursday- harvest

Thursday 9/16- posted by Jill with Helene & Jennifer

Welcome to the garden Helene & Jennifer! Harvested row 1 tomatoes. general garden check. All looks good, noted a few plants in rows 2 & 3 have small holes in leaves, caterpillar? Green beans are starting to flower. Helped garden 1 remove tomato plants, stakes & twine. EDCO bins out to street.

Wednesday 9/15- posted by Jill for Abraxas

chopped up greens in compost bin 1. trimmed ice plant along path to orchard. Moved mound of dirt in garden 2 to slope. Rake up pepper tree leaves. Water succlents.

Tuesday 9/14- posted by Jill

added an additional 4 cups G & B fertilizer to row 1 tomatoes, side dressed & hand watered in. 

Monday 9/13 – posted by Eleanor w/Jill 

Jill delivered the boxes of tomatoes (ripening since 2 weeks ago) to Becky, which was 30 lbs. New plantings in rows 2&3 still looking good. Checked traps and refilled where necessary, and did some weeding in row 4 beans. Added some extra twine to far section of row 1 tomatoes, which was leaning heavily. 

Saturday 9/11 – posted by Eleanor w/Nancy 

All new plantings in rows 2&3 are looking good, there are none so far that need replacing. Sprayed rows 1&4 with BT & Safer and twined up a section of tomatoes that had fallen to the ground. Fertilized row 1 tomatoes with 8 cups Garden & Bloom, watered in. Traps look fine, refilled one. 

Thursday 9/9 – posted by Eleanor 

The new broccoli and  cauliflower plants in rows 2&3 look good, they all seem to have taken and there’s no sign of insect/rodent damage. Hand watered  both rows, and inspected traps which all look untouched. Checked row 4 beans, they’re looking strong and row 1 tomatoes continue to ripen. 

Monday 9/6 – posted by Eleanor 

Row 4 beans look very healthy, checked moisture and seems good. Planted row 3 broccoli, spacing as instructed, and watered in followed by sluggo and then black shade cloth secured in place. Refreshed all traps and added 2 new traps to row 3 (used up all available spare traps). Checked under shade cloth on row 2 cauliflower, moisture is good and plants look fine. Row 1 tomatoes are ripening nicely. Watered the spare bean plants which Roy left on the table, and also there a few broccoli plants  leftover. 

Week of 9/4-9/12/21

Saturday 9/4- plant row 3 with broccoli/cauliflower (if plants aren’t down call Roy), may need to hand water first if soil is dry. Plant spacing 18″ apart on north side of tape, then zig-zag with plant between on other side of tape (like row 2’s planting), water, Sluggo plus & cover with black shade cloth.

Monday- garden check, moisture new plants, traps.

Wednesday- Rake pepper tree leaves outside garden and around seating area under tree, place in EDCO bin. Water succulents & plants in pots (please don’t water the native garden). Pick up any litter around seating areas, place in black trash can. Clean off cobwebs around chairs. 

Thursday- garden 3 to check if tomatoes ready to harvest row 1. Check under row 2, contact Roy for any plants that need replacing.

Saturday- check plants in new rows, contact Roy for any plants that need replacing in row 3. Spray row 1 tomatoes & row 4 green beans with BT & Safer. Fertilize row 1 tomatoes with 8 cups Garden & Bloom granular fertilizer. 

thursday 9/2- posted by Jill for Cheri-
planted, covered, set traps for cauliflower, Sluggo and watered and done. Beans look good

Wednesday 9/1- posted by Jill with Abraxas staff & students

refurbished row 3, hand watered and turned water back on. Ready for plants. Spoke with Roy, he will have plants for row 2 tomorrow and row 3 on Saturday. Plan to only replace lost plants 7 days after planting. Placed green stakes in between garden 1 work shed and storage container for boxes. 

Monday 8/30 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi and Jill 

Harvested all remaining tomatoes (a few red ones but mostly green) from row 3 and pulled up the plants for composting. Turned off water on row 3 and removed the stakes – this row is now ready for refurbishment. Checked moisture on row 4 beans (shade cloth is removed) and applied sluggo plus, refreshed traps. Row 1 tomatoes look healthy. Eleanor has possession of 3 trays of green tomatoes (from row 3) which will be returned once ripened to add to a Thursday harvest in a few weeks 🙂 Jill dropped off red tomatoes to Cheri’s to be added to Thursday’s harvest.

week 8/28-9/3/21

Saturday- general garden check. Check moisture green beans row 4, hand water if needed. water succulents & plants not on drip.

Monday- harvest all tomatoes, take green ones home to ripen. Remove all plants from row 3, twine & stakes. Place roots & from lower stem in EDCO bin.  Remove cover from beans.  Check beans for moisture.

Wednesday- refurbish row 3  turn water back on.

Thursday 9/2- Plant row 2 broccoli, space 18″ apart on north side, then zig-zag with plant between on other side of tape, water, sluggo plus, & cover with black shade cloth.  

Thursday 8/26- posted by Jill with Cheri

harvested tomatoes row 3, looks like birds may be eating red ones on top. Covered beans with black row cover Wednesday morning after applying additional Sluggo Plus, plants look good. Sprayed row 1 tomatoes with BT & Safer, several aphids/white flys, many green fruit, added extra row of twine.

Monday 8/23 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Harvested tomatoes, and set up hoops in row 4 beans in readiness for shade cloth later this week. Weeded row 4 a little and filled in plants from batch of seedlings brought down by Roy (used most of them), then hand watered. Traps in other rows are good, tomatoes look to be winding down. 

week 8/21-8/27/21

saturday- check green beans for moisture, hand water if needed, prep row 2 for refurb, rake leaves, pull weeds & any roots.

Monday- harvest tomatoes. Check beans for moisture, see if Roy has plants ready for fill ins. Insert wire hoops to row & cover with black shade cloth.

wednesday- refurbish row 2, same as last time.

  1. get one wheelbarrow full of compost.
  2. 1 bag worm castings
  3. 1/2 bag chicken manure
  4. 12 cups Garden & Bloom granular fertilizer (in silver trash can)
  5. apply all amendments evenly along row. Turn in along both sides with shovel, breaking up clumps with shovel or heavy rake.
  6. flatten top with rake, & make lip along north side of row to catch run off.
  7. if have time, run irrigation tape along center of row, secure in place with wire hooks. Turn spigot back on at end of tape & row.
  8. hand water row with hose.

Thursday- harvest tomatoes. check beans & plant with fill ins if needed. Check if Roy has plants for row 2.

Thursday 8/19- posted by Jill with Cheri 

harvested tomatoes & all salvageable peppers, the rodents/grasshopper & whatever else was eating them, left plants without much eatable fruit and no flowers . Pulled plants, turned water off, ready to refurb. Roy will have fall plants in 1-2 weeks. Beans have sprouted & look good! Removed cover, soil damp, applied sluggo plus. With temps forecast below 80, over next few days will keep uncovered, until Monday. Fill in with plants from Roy when ready.

Monday 8/16 – posted by Eleanor w/ Randi 

Harvested tomatoes, a small crop but there are still many green ones to ripen. Hand-watered the bush beans, row 4. When we uncovered row 2 peppers, we found maybe a dozen peppers half eaten or well munched, which is very unfortunate! Sprayed rows 1&2 with BT & Safer, and checked and reset traps, putting an extra large one borrowed from garden 3 at the far end of row 3 and hopefully this helps deal with the critters. 

saturday 8/14- posted by Jill for peg

Watered  beans and fertilized peppers 🫑. They look great! Reset one trap

 

week 8/13-8/20/21

***please keep row 4 beans, white row cover moist, don’t let dry out***

Saturday-  fertilize row 2 peppers with 1 cup fish emulsion, mixed in watering can, followed by another pail of water. Hand water green beans row 4, keeping cover & soil moist.

Monday- harvest tomatoes. Spray rows 1 & 2 with BT & safer. Hand water row 4,, to keep moist so beans will sprout.

Wednesday- Water row 4, lightly with watering pails to keep white row cover wet. Trim pepper tree branches that are low in gardens 1 & 2, place in green EDCO bin. Rake pepper tree leaves and place in green EDCO bin. Water succulents outside garden. Cut dried purple status flowers that are just inside the gate of garden 2, place in EdCO bin.

Thursday-  Check green bean row 4. Check row 1 tomatoes for extra row twine.


Thursday 8/12-posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet 

harvested tomatoes. Plan to keep row 3 for another 2 weeks, Roy Will have plants. Planted green bush bean seeds row 4, 6” apart both sides of tape, covered with white row cover, hand watered.  

wednesday 8/11- posted by Jill with Abraxas staff & students

refurbished row 4, hand watered & turned water back on.  Several green tomatoes on row 1,  fertilized with 12 cups G & B, side dressed hand watered in.

Monday 8/9 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Harvested all remaining row 4 peppers, and then uprooted the plants. Added these to the compost, minus the root sections which we put in edco bin. Removed stakes and twine, and turned off the water to this row. Sandy helped harvest row 3 tomatoes. We moved some traps around and made a quick check of other rows, all looks good. 

Saturday 8/7- posted by jill

added third row of twine to row 1 tomatoes. Some white flys noted, not as many as one week ago.

friday 8/6- posted by Jill for Nancy & peg

Traps looked the same as last week and the succulents were watered.

week of 8/7-8/13

saturday- apply extra row of sturdy  twine to tomatoes row 1. You can use twine from garden 3 (I think it’s in their bottom drawer). Purpose is to grab the stalks & support them in the “cage”. Check rows for rodent & insect activity.

Monday- harvest all of peppers from row 4 (we’ll be planting green beans). Remove twine, pull stakes & pepper plants. Shake off dirt from roots, toss plants in wheelbarrow, place in compost bin.  Remove lower hard stem (that won’t breakdown in compost) & place in Edco container. Turn water off at end of row. Do what you can, we can finish up later in week.

wednesday 8/11

Refurbish row 4. See page’s 4 & 5 in green binder in workbench. Jill will be in garden to help.

thursday – harvest tomatoes. Direct sow green beans row 4.

 thursday 8/5- posted by Jill for Cheri & Janet 

not Much going on this morning anyways I picked a few tomatoes our peppers nothing. Row one I don’t see any sign of white flies plants look good. I swept in front of the cabinet and watered the vine too

 

Monday 8/2 – posted by Eleanor w/Randi 

Harvested tomatoes and peppers – the harvest seems to be dwindling  in rows 3&4 but the younger plants in rows 1&2 look very strong and healthy. Replenished traps with PB and apple pieces, a couple were tripped, but no rodents caught. Did a little weeding and leaf clearing. Randi delivered the harvest, adding the supply of plastic bags from the cupboard for Becky. 

saturday 7/31- posted by Jill for nancy

Rat trapped were ok. A few have mold. Sorry I don’t do 🪤
Pulled a few weeds and watered succulents.
Tomatoes look very dry.
Till next week 👋

 

week of 7/31-8/6/21

Saturday- garden check, rodent activity. Water succulents.

Monday– harvest row 4 peppers & tomatoes. Check rodent activity, refresh traps. I left plastic grocery bags in box shed, please add to harvest delivery to Becky. 

Thursday- harvest. Rodent activity. Check row 1 tomatoes, white fly & tuck in stems.

thursday 7/29- posted by Jill with Cheri & janet

harvested tomatoes & peppers. One pepper chewed, harvested peppers starting to turn red due to rodent activity. One rat in trap. Reset & added apple slice to couple traps. Sprayed rows with BT & safer. Covered row 2 peppers. Added second row of twine to row 1 tomatoes. Many white flies on row 1 tomatoes. Ants running along irrigation tape row 2. 

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. 

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). 

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 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 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

  1. 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.  

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! 

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

  1. trash out to street. Bring empty green EDCO container back under tree.
  2. Pull nasturtium flowers along edge of gardens 1 &2, pick up seed pods & place in plastic containers on garden 2 work bench.
  3. rake pepper tree leaves outside garden & place in EDCO container.
  4. Work the finished compost pile as noted in your folder under composting & “working the finished compost pile” we don’t have mushroom compost.
  5. 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  

  1. 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. 
  2. Hand water newly planted peppers in garden 2 (row 2) with watering pail. Careful, to water around plant & not on top of plant.
  3. Rake pepper tree leaves, under tree & around pathway to garden & tables. Place in EDCO green waste bin.

     

  4. Work the finished compost pile as noted in your folder under composting & “working the finished compost pile” we don’t have mushroom compost.
  5. 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! 

Friday- 

  • 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

Friday-

  1. 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.
  2. Chop up compost in bin #1 (closest to trash cans) into smaller pieces, using long handled shovels from locked storage container.
  3. 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”

  1. Check garden 2 for rodents in squirrel trap, between rows 2 & 3, if rodents found, ask garden 1 volunteers to contact Roy.
  2. Hand water basil seeds on the north side of tomatoes in row 3 in garden 2.
  3. 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.

Monday 5/24– posted by Jill with Eleanor
 
Harvested squash & first cucumbers. Noted rodent bites on a couple cukes. Applied fresh peanut butter to traps & reset traps in cucumber row. Fertilized cucumbers with 6 cups G & B, side dressed & hand watered in, plants look like they may not last long, some wilting.  Serenade sprayed on squash row for possible start of powdery mildew. 
 
Saturday 5/22- posted by Jill for Nancy & Peg
fertilized peppers and did a little weeding. Garden looks great!
 

 

Tasks for week of 05/21- 05/27/21

Friday-

  1. 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.
  2. Chop up compost in bin #1 (closest to trash cans) into smaller pieces, using long handled shovels from locked storage container.
  3. Rake up pepper tree leaves outside of garden & place in green EDCO container (don’t want to contaminate compost pile)
  4. 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

Friday 05/14- 

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Trim creeping ice plant along path to orchard, as discussed last week. Place on tarp to dry.
  4. looking for more to do?  Can sweep along side walk near seating area out front, pick up cigarette butts & throw in trash.
  5. 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

Raked leaves (layered about 2-3 inches) in the seating area out front next to the sidewalk & driveway. We filled up one green can of leaves and moved it to the sidewalk. Removed a surprising amount of cigarette butts and broken glass.
 
Removed weeds in and around garden 1 & 2.
 
The front area can use even more sprucing up and more weeding. We would be happy to help on our next visit.

 

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- harvest

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.

1/17-1/29

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.

1/16-1/22

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 11/30- posted by Jill with Eleanor, Randi & Stella with help of Marion & Cindy
Refurbished row 3, hand watered and turned water on. Fertilized row 4 with 1 cup Kellogg’s & hand watered in. Added fresh peanut butter to traps.
 
Week of 11/29-12/06
 
Monday- Refurbish row 3, turn water back on. Fertilize row 4 with 1 cup Kellogg’s liquid. Check traps.
 
Thursday- Harvest. plant cabbage row 3 (get Tender Sweet large ones on white table behind green house), apply sluggo plus, cover with white row cloth. Check traps, apply fresh peanut butter.
 
Sunday 12/06- Spray rows 1, 2 & 4 with BT 2 TBL & Safer 1/4 cup in 1 gallon sprayer. Check Traps. Check new plants under cover, hand water if needed.
 
Saturday 11/28- posted by Jill with Nancy
harvested all broccoli row 3, transplanted Bok Choy to row 4 & hand watered. Pulled plants, placed leaves in compost bin 1, stems & roots to EDCO green waste. Delivered harvest to Becky’s.
 
Wednesday, 11/25    Chona with Xavier 
 
Sprayed all rows with 2 Tablespoons BT & Safer 1/4 cup, mixed in 1 gallon sprayer with water (covered all rows), rinsed sprayer with water when finished, and sprayed water through nozzle to prevent plugging. We found no new trapped mouse & rat in the traps. Watered plants not on auto watering.

 

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

weeded and checked the traps (none were tripped, and all have peanut butter still) and we didn’t note any new bug activity.

 

We fertilized row 4 cabbage, and checked rows 1&2 broccoli and cauliflower for heads but nothing is visible yet, so we didn’t fertilize.
 

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

Monday- harvest

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.

Wednesday-

Thursday- harvest. 

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. 

Week 8/8-8/14

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.

Week 8/1-8/7

Saturday- Spray all rows with BT 2 TBL/gallon  & Safer (1/4 cup/gallon). Stay cool!

Monday- harvest

Thursday- harvest

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- harvest

 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- harvest

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

harvested, weeded.

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!

Monday- harvest

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.

 

Week 3/7-3/13/20

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.    

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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