Garden 3 Blog



THANK YOU to all you amazing volunteers. We won the Horticulture Award of Merit and Horticulture Excellence from the Poway Valley Garden Clubs Flower and Plant show last Saturday for our Cabbage. You should all be very proud! You all are awesome!!!



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Beware!! Rattlesnake are about.


Saturday, May 25 (Barbara, Rachel)

  1. Treated all rows with beneficial nematodes
  2. Found lots of snails on summer squash row 5. Trimmed leaves and picked snails off and spread sluggo.
  3. Replaced old hose with new one. (Thank you Suzanne!!) So nice to have a hose that doesn’t leak.
  4. Watered plants around the gate

To Do:

  1. Monday – Please fertilize Summer squash with Bio Flora. The tomatoes will be ready for another row of twine. It is in the bottom drawer….I put the wire on row 1. We may want to cover the row. Please check with Roy.
  2. Wednesday – BT/Safer row 3,4,5.
  3. Thursday – Harvest and rake up and through away all bark around the garden. It looks messy. 

Wednesday, May 22 (Barbara)

Harvest:  16.5 lbs Summer squash (First harvest)

To Do: Saturday – Nematode treatment on all rows with help from Roy. BT/Safer to rows 3,4,5.

Tuesday, May 21 ( Ana)

Fertilized tomatoes with bio flora. Weeded around garden.

NOTE FROM JANE ON SUNDAY MAY 19 — We’ve decided to begin our twice-a-week harvest schedule (Mondays and Thursdays) on Monday June 3.   We do this every year to keep up with the zucchini and such.  Thank you for your great work!

Friday, May 18 (Diana, Rachel, Barbara)

Planted 2nd row of bush beans to row 1 and applied sluggo…Took off the cover of cucumbers so bees can pollinate the flowers

To Do:

Fertilize tomatoes with a side dressing of Bio Flora. Dig small  trench behind the tomato row. Fill with Bio Flora and cover with dirt. Water in.

BT/safer on the cucumbers..row 4

The big fundraiser is coming up on June 2 and would love it if everyone would attend. It is time to clean up all the little stuff around the garden so it looks its very best. It does look pretty great already. 

Thursday, May 16 (Lisa, Nanci)


  • 6.75 lbs summer squash

Applied sluggo plus on row 1 beans

Wednesday ,May 15 (Ana, Linda)

Planted peppers on row 2, watered plants, applied sluggo plus , turned water  on, cover with white cloth. Removed snails from  row 5. Spread mulch outside fence (south side ).

Monday, May 13 ( Betty, Brian, Karen, Cindy, Marion)

Refurbished Row 2. Turned off water row 2. Removed snails from squash. Watered plants by gate. Weeded.

Saturday, May 11 (Diana)

Got all the cauliflower roots pulled out before it started raining too hard.

Thursday, May 9 (Barbara, Lisa, Nanci)


  • 75 lbs Cauliflower  (First and Final Harvest)

Composted cauliflower leaves…Tied up Tomatoe plants with twine ..applied BT , Safer and Sluggo to row 3,4,5. 

To Do: Remove cauliflower roots and put in a black trash bag.  Refurbish row 2. We are going to plant peppers. Keep a look out for snails and remove. They seem really bad this year.

Wednesday, May 8 ( Ana, Linda)

Inspected cauliflower and removed a few snails from cauliflower, we didn’t find any worms . Removed lots of snails from zucchini, summer squash  on row 5. Removed yellow leaves. Weeded outside of fence and spread mulch ( south side).


Saturday, May 4 (Diana)

Planted bush beans on both sides of the South drip tape of row 1, around 150 plants. Thanks to Kim from garden 2 for the help or I could have been there all morning planting! Watered them and put Sluggo down.

Thursday, May 2 (Barbara, Lisa, Nanci)


  • 11.25 lbs chard(final harvest)
  • 1.5 lbs herbs(oregano,  thyme rosemary )

Refurbished row 1 with help from Jill in garden 2…..BT and safer on row 3 tomatoes and row 5 summer squash. continue every 2 weeks from here on out… 

To Do: nematode treatment on all rows. I will try to get it done this week before planting.

Saturday team plant bush beans on south side of row closest to cauliflower. We will plant bush bean seeds on the north side in a week or so staggering the harvest.

Check plants for snails and large worms and pick them out. Reapply Sluggo if needed.


Wednesday. May 1(Ana, Linda)

Removed white cover from row 5, cover was wet, please put away when dry. Found snails on row 5, treated with sluggo . Removed  yellow leaves from cauliflower on row 2, didn’t found cut worm but found some snails and caterpillar. Weeded all rows. 


Sunday, April 28 (Barbara)

Tied up Tomato plants with string and found cut worms in cauliflower – Sprayed BT and Safer on Row 2 Cauliflower. 

Thursday, April 25 (Barbara, Lisa, Nanci)


  • Chard – 9 lbs

Fertilized Cauliflower row 2 with FE…..Watered all rows with hose…Added more sluggo to rows 4&5….  We have nematodes in row 1. We will treat all rows in June with beneficial nematodes…Removed leaves from bottom of tomatoes as Roy instructed. Treated wood stakes with bleach…they are ready to be used on  the tomatoes rows.

Saturday team – Add wood stacks to Tomato row. String is in the top drawer of the cabinet. Use it for the first tie up of tomato plants. Check garden 2 or Roy  if you have questions. Garden 2 just did it.

Wednesday, April 24 ( Ana, Linda)

Weeded. Spread mulch outside east side of fence. 

Monday, April 22 (Cindy, Barbara)

planted row 4 with cucumbers.  Watered well.  Applied Sluggo.  Covered row with white shade cloth.  New drip tape.  Water turned on.

watered at front gate.  Thanks Barbara for the help.

Sunday, April 21 (Geeta)

Worked on Eucalyptus mulch South and East outside fence line.  Thanks to Lori for BT spray on row 2 and 3 

Saturday, April 20 (Diana)

Refurbished row 4, thanks for help from Rachel and Kim.

Didn’t find any aphids in row 2 but picked out lots of worms.

Note from Barbara – Weed wacked the area outside fence with help from Fred. We need to bring wheel borrow full of eucalyptus mulch from the pile near the road. About 4 feet wide all around East and South outside fence line.

Row 2 is Cauliflower not Broccoli. We were not sure from the beginning. But it looks like cauliflower it is..put new name tag:)

Thursday, April 18 (Barbara, Lisa, Nanci) 

Welcome Nanci to garden 3!! We are very happy to have you.     


  • 25 lbs Cabbage (Final Harvest)
  • 19.25 lbs Chard
  • 1 lbs Herbs (Oregano, Rosemary and Thyme)

Row 2 has aphids . Hose off with strong spray of water. Watered plants at gate. Put away white cloth.

To Do: 

  1. Refurbish row 4.
  2. Plant cucumbers. Water well and Cover.  May need to replace water tape.  Found a lot of leaks. 
  3. Row 2 Bt and Safer soap.
  4. Eucalyptus mulch area South and East outside fence line about 4 feet.

Wednesday, April 17 ( Ana, Linda)

Inspected garden. Removed yellow leaves. Weeded outside the fence. White covers were wet, they couldn’t be put away.

Monday, April 15 (Brian, Karen, Marion, Betty, Wyatt (Betty’s grandson))

Watered plants by gate and 3 succulents outside of East fence. Removed dead leaves. Weeded with help from Wyatt, the master weed remover.

Found white covers on ground that were wet. Since they were wet we did not put them away.

Sunday, April 14 (Geeta) 

Garden Inspection, Pulled weeds, and harvested cabbage roots. 

Thursday, April 11(Barbara)


  • 33 lbs Cabbage
  • 7.25 lbs Chard
  • 1 lbs Herbs(Rosemary, Thyme and Oregano)

Row 2 Fertilized with FE…Watered all rows they looked dry…uncovered tomatoes and removed cloth.  Put it on the fence to dry.. it was to wet to put away.

To Do: Put away white cloth on fence…take off and put away white cloth next to broccoli plant row 2. If it is wet hang on fence to dry…Check for aphids…continue weeding perimeter. It is time to weed wack the weeds outside the fence. They have really grown. If anyone would like that job please let me know.

Wednesday, April 10 ( Ana, Linda)

Weeded between rows and outside the fence. Made fresh bleach solution. Gate was found open.

Monday, April 8 (Marion, Brian, Cindy)

  • pulled while shade cloth off the rows.
  • light weeding, removed some cabbage roots
  • hosed off aphids from a couple chard plants
  • watered by gate
  • please remember to place heavy stuff in trash can below by garden 1.  The bag in the trash can was so heavy I had to drag it down below. Thanks

Thursday, April 4 (Barbara, Mike)


  • 15 lbs chard
  • 25 lbs cabbage
  • .25 Herbs

Found a few aphids on the cabbage..sprayed with safer soap.

Check new rows everyday for pest and treat if needed.  Pull white covers to the side for a few days. It is going to be hot.

Wednesday, April 3 ( Ana, Linda, Barbara)

Planted Golden glory yellow squash and Dunja Zucchini on row 5.             Watered , applied Sluggo, covered row, opened drip water line.                  Weeded outside fence , Barbara planted blue agave outside the fence, do  not pulled out , please weed around them.

Monday, April 1st (Marion, Betty, Brian, Karen, Cindy)

Refurbished row 5.  Watered. Replaced drip line.  Did Not turn water on.  

Safer soap rows 1 and 4.  Used the last of liquid safer soap.  Need directions on how to use safer dust.

watered by front gate.

Saturday, March 30 (Diana)

Found the gate open when I arrived at the garden this morning.

Pulled out the rest of the cauliflower roots in row 5 and turned the dirt over. It is ready for adding the amendments for refurbishing.

Thursday, March 28 (Barbara, Lisa, Mike)


  • 22 lbs Cabbage
  • 8 lbs Chard
  • 10.25 lbs Green Cauliflower (Final Harvest)

Noticed aphids on Cabbage in the middle section. Blasted cabbage with water… Fly’s will not hurt the crops but are annoying, I agree. Roy said not to worry.

To Do:

  1. Safter soap row 1 and 4.
  2. Refurbish row 5
  3. Plant row 5 

Wednesday, March 27 ( Ana, Linda)

Found lots of flies under the white cover of broccoli, we removed as many flies as we could. Garden inspected. Weeded row 2 and outside the fence.

Monday, March 25 (Betty, Karen, Brian, Marion)

Garden inspected. Removed yellow leaves. Weeded in garden and also by the table and the main path.

Saturday, March 23 (Diana)

Pulled out all the kale plants in row 1.

Put FE on the chard in row 1.

Thursday, March 21 (Barbara, Lisa, Mike)


  • 15.5 lbs Gr Cauliflower
  • 13 lbs cabbage (First Harvest)
  • 15.5 lbs chard
  • 13 lbs kale (Final Harvest)

Happy 1st Day of Spring:)  Every thing looks great. 

To Do – Fe on Chard. Kale can be pulled out as well as harvested roots from cabbage and cauliflower. Be careful of watering system. Remember to put heavy roots in a trash bag by compost trash cans. Keep look out for aphids and other critters. Use sluggo if needed. Weed all areas.  

Have a great week

Wednesday, March 20 (Ana, Linda)

Garden inspection, newly planted tomato plants look good. Removed snails from cauliflower . Weeded outside the fence.

Monday, March 18 (Marion, Brian, Karen, Betty, Cindy)

  • planted tomatoes row 3.  Watered row, applied Sluggo, covered row
  • watered by front gate
  • light weeding, removed yellow leaves

Sunday, March 17 (Barbara, Geeta)

Treated all rows with beneficial Nematodes and weeded around outside of fence. The ground is very soft so weeds come out easier now then when the ground is dry and hard. Please continue to weed perimeter of fence back about 2 feet. 

Saturday, March 16 (Diana)

Refurbished row 3. Thanks to Rachel and Kim from garden 2 for their help!

Thursday, March 14 (Barbara, Lisa, Mike)


  • 13 lbs broccoli(last harvest)
  • 4 lbs Kale
  • 6 lbs chard
  • 3 lbs green cauliflower(1st harvest)

Pulled out remaining broccoli roots. Put leaves in compost and roots in black plastic bag for trash. Watered plants at gate.

To Do:

Make sure we water gate plants this weekend. It is going to warm up.

Row 5 has a leak at west end. We didn’t get a chance to do it today.

Saturday team – refurbish row 3

Sunday team – treat for nematodes with help from Roy and Barbara on Sunday.

Monday team – Plant row 3 BHN 10-21 tomatoes

Have a very Happy and Safe St Patrick’s Day!!! 

First Harvest of Green Cauliflower! 

Wednesday, March 13 (Ana, Linda)

Garden inspection. Removed a few snails from kale and cabbage.                FE row 1. Weeded. Removed yellow leaves.

Monday March 11 (Betty, Brian, Karen, Marion)

Searched for snails and found a rare one on cauliflower. Removed yellow leaves. Light weeding.

Saturday, March 9 (Diana)

Put FE on row 5.

Pulled out some of the harvested broccoli stalks. Put the leaves into the compost bin and the stalks in a black trash bag. I did not pull out all the harvested stalks since there were quite a few plants that had a second head growing, they weren’t side shoots but another head. They can be harvested when the rest of the plants are.

Thursday, March 7 (Barbara,Lisa, Mike)


  • 43 lbs Broccoli
  • 6 lbs chard
  • 5 lbs Kale

Applied sluggo to row 1 & 5. Picked off all snails I could find.

To Do:  This week check all the rows and pick out the snails. We have a lot and they will devastate the garden. Sluggo doesn’t do all the work.

Saturday or Sunday team –  FE row 5;  Carefully remove all the harvested broccoli plants. Shake off the dirt. We will harvest the remainder next week. Please put the roots in a black trash bag and leaves in the compost. Do not fill the trash bag to full. We need to be able to get it to the curb.

Saturday or Sunday team –  FE row 5

Wednesday team –   FE Row 1

Wednesday, March 6 (Ana, Linda)

FE cabbage on row 4, Found snails on cabbage,removed them and  applied Sluggo. Removed snails found on kale. Weeded . Inspected newly planted row 2, all plants look good.  

Monday March 4th (Marion, Cindy, Betty, Brian)

  • Weeded.  Removed yellow leaves.
  • Found snails on kale.  Picked them off and applied Sluggo.
  • It was lightly raining so we did not apply BT/Safer.

Sunday, March 03, (Geeta and Jeremy)

– Garden inspection, pulled weeds and picked up yellow leaves. Sorry Team, we did not do the Safer/BT on row 1.