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– Water the succulents

– Water plants on the trellis by pepper tree

– Clean up leaves from pepper tree (inside the garden and around the succulents)

– Water rosemary & thyme plants


Instructions for Refurbishing

1. 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.

2. Spread 3 5-gallon buckets of compost evenly along the row (using the wheel barrow)

3. Spread 1/2 bag of chicken manure evenly along the row

4. Spread 1 bag of worm castings evenly along the row

5. Spread 12 cups of Gardner and Bloome granular fertilizer (or Bio Flora) evenly along the row

6. Turn in along each side of row

7. Level with rake

8. water row

**To post harvest weights, go to:

DELIVERY MONDAY’S & THURSDAY’s — harvest goes to  Peñasquitos Lutheran Church  by 9:30 am.




***Watch rat traps: 1 west end fence near garden 3, 1 east side fence near tomatoes & 1 tomato row***

Week of 7/4-7/12

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.    


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 broccoli.