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Both running low, SS Done 6/14
Weed around the succulents
could use in about a week. Thanks! SS Done 6/14
Water the succulents
Fish emulsion
Completely out, SS Done 6/14
Inventory pruners (what is working or needs cleaning) done 10/15/17

Water plants on the trellis by pepper tree

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

Water rosemary, thyme and lavender plants

clean out and reorganize Tupperware container in the garden

  • Please don't put ice plant / pickle weed in the pre-compost bins, put it in black trash bags for garden debris pickup.
  • Please do not put tree branches or tree leaves or other debris from the nearby trees in any of the precompost bins. Just toss in the green waste can.
  • When you toss garden waste into the pre-compost bins, please chop up big stems, roots, & leaves. There's no specific size but large pieces decompose more slowly than small pieces. And very large stems/roots (from broccoli, for example) should be tossed into the green waste can rather than the bins. If you run out of time, ask the next teams to help finish the job.
  • if there's a sheet of cardboard on top of the green waste, toss the new stuff under it not on top. It's a cover to keep moisture in.
  • only Sat and Sun teams should be putting anything in bin #3. Thank you.

DELIVERY MONDAY & THURSDAY -- all harvest deliveries go to Becky's house at 12382 Pathos Lane in Penasquitos. Delivery by 10:00am
Summer delivery change starting Thursday, June 21-August 2nd & Monday's June 25- July 30, harvest to Penasquitos Lutheran Church

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 the soil amendments one more time with shovel and break up clumps. .Mix well with a rake.
7. Shape the bed, forming a neat level row.
Thank you!

NOTE FROM JANE ON SATURDAY 6/23 -- What do you say we move our blogging to the new website from now on? Click here to get there:
If you have trouble, don't worry. I'll maintain the blog on both sites for a while. Post and read on whichever site you feel comfortable for now.

*Posting Instructions for Saturday 06/30-Thursday 07/05. Posted early since I’ll be out of town, Jill also, posted on Wordpress at

Instructions for Saturday 06/30
  1. Hand water row 3 beans over row cover with either hose/watering can (need to keep row moist)
  2. hand water row 2 zucchini
  3. weed
On Monday 07/02
  1. harvest
  2. hand water row 3 beans & zucchini if looking dry
On Thursday 07/05
  1. harvest
  2. hand water row 3 beans & zucchini if looking dry
Monday, June 25- posted by Jill with Kim, see update on:

harvested first peppers- 1.25 lb, zucchini- 3 lb and 13 lbs tomatoes. Trying to let some of the larger peppers turn red. Will have lots of tomatoes to harvest Thursday & peppers too!
  • planted Provider beans via direct seed in row 3, hand watered heavily, covered with white row cover. Need to keep moist and hand water daily. Will ask other gardens to do on T-W-F & Sun. Refurbished row looks- BEAUTIFUL, Rachel!!!
  • sprayed row 2 & 4 with BT & Safer, Serenade to row 2 zucchini and Sprayed zucchini with pump bottle that states combats mites.
  • trimmed zucchini leaves. Zucchini is looking better
Saturday 6/23 - Rachel posted update on

Saturday, 6/23/18
  1. refurbish row 2
  2. spray Bt and Safer on tomatoes
  3. fish emulsion on peppers - 1/2 cup of FE
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On Monday 6/25/18
  1. harvest
  2. Bt and Safer on row 3&4
  3. plant beans - ask Roy
On Thursday, 6/28/18
  1. Harvest
  2. fertilize zucchinis with AgGrand
  3. hand water row 3 beans over row cover with either hose or watering can (need to keep moist) Thanks!
  4. water succulents, climbing plant on trellis
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - posted by Janet with Wanda
  • Harvested tomatoes (41.5 lbs), Cucumbers (13 lbs) and zucchini (9.5 lbs)
  • Fertilized tomatoes with Bio-Fora, covered with soil and hand watered
  • Removed all cucumber plants, removed watering tubes
  • Turned soil and mixed soil after removing cucumber plants and now ready for refurbishment.
  • Watered peppers and checked for invaders. Looking good!
  • Thank you to Austin for removing the cucumber plants and placing in the trash!

Monday, June 18 - posted by Kim
  • harvested tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers
  • peppers are getting close to harvest

Saturday, June 16 - posted by Kim
  • sprayed row 2 with safer and BT - recorded on clipboard
  • cucumber look pretty bad, will ask Roy about when to pull them

Saturday 06/16
  1. Row 2 BT & Safer
  2. water succulents, herbs & plant on trellis.
  3. I placed a fertilizer & pesticide record on the clipboard below mailbox, I'd like to try charting these records here, in addition to the blog posts, to have this info. on hand while working in the garden. Thanks!
  1. harvest

  1. harvest
  2. fertilize tomatoes with Bio-Flora, side dress (dig a shallow trench near the drip takedown the row and sprinkle 6 cups fertilizer. Recover & water in with hose.
  3. fertilize cucumbers with AgGrand liquid fertilizer, 1/2 cup mixed in watering can. Hand water in.
  4. Check with Roy about staking peppers.

Thursday, June 14- posted by Jill with Janet & Wanda (welcome back!)
  • harvested first tomatoes, zucchini & cucumbers. Many small bell peppers on plants.
  • Cucumber plants and zucchini plants at eastern half of rows don't look good, yellow leaves decrease in production, noted nematodes on roots of plants, Roy stated plants have mites, nematodes not enough to cause problems.
  • Trimmed leaves on zucchini plants below last zucchini harvested, disposed in trash bag. Hosed off plants with blast of water, fertilized with AgGrand 1 cup mixed with water, watered in.
  • Plan to plant green beans, direct seed, when row 3 cukes decrease production/die out. Roma tomatoes row 2 zucchini if unable to make it through August.
Monday, June 11- posted by Jill
  • harvested cukes & zucchini, noticed a few tomatoes starting to turn color should be ready for first harvest Thursday.
  • zucchini plants on east side not looking well, one small one died, I pulled out, looks like nematodes on roots. Texted Roy for replacement.
  • Sprayed BT & Safer to rows 3 & 4

Saturday June 9 - posted by Kim
  • fertilzed peppers with fish emulsion
  • sprayed tomatoes with safer and Bt.

Saturday 06/09
  1. Fish Emulsion to peppers. Mix 1/2 cup with watering can, hand water in with hose
  2. BT & Safer to tomatoes
  3. FYI: Roy increased watering from 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours
  1. harvest cukes, zucchini, check tomatoes
  2. BT & Safer to rows 3 & 4
  1. harvest, check tomatoes for adding row of twine, water & weed
Thursday, June 7,2018 with Janet and Cheri
  • Harvested 23.75 lbs. cucumbers and 6 lbs. squash
  • Fertilized tomatoes per Roy's instructions with granular tomato fertilizer. Then watered into the soil.
  • Row 2 - applied Bt and Safer soap
  • Weeded, watered zucchini, cucumbers and tomatoes
  • Also, fertilized zucchini & cukes per Roy
Saturday 6/2 - posted by Rachel
  • Removed row cover and put away in plastic bin
  • Bio-Flora to zucchini - started with 9 cups, but didn’t quite use all of it
  • Rows we’re looking a bit dry. I hand watered the zucchini after putting down the fertilizer

Saturday 06/02
  1. remove row cover from row 4 & put away
  2. zucchini Bio-Flora- 9 cups (all that's left of Bio-flora is in metal trash can outside of garden 1, north of work area)
  3. continue clean up for fundraiser. Thanks!
  1. harvest zucchini & cucumbers
  2. water succulents

  1. harvest zucchini & cukes
  2. check tomatoes if need another row of twine
  3. check with Roy if Tomatoes ready for fertilizer, last done 5/17
  4. Row 2 BT & Safer

Thursday, May 31- posted by Jill
  • harvested cucumbers & zucchini
  • weeded
  • rows looked dry, checked with water meter, all read very moist.
  • tidied up garden & swept up pepper tree droppings.
Monday, may 28- posted by Jill
  • Harvested cucumber & zucchini, delivered all gardens produce to Becky
  • sprayed rows 3 & 4 with bt & safer
  • weeded
  • watered succulents & plant on vine
  • covered peppers with white row cover per roys recommendation
Saturday, May 26 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • fertilized peppers and cucumbers. Roy said we could wait a little longer on fertilizing the tomatoes.
  • weeded a little

Saturday 05/26/18
  1. fertilize cucumbers with 6 cups Bio-Flora
  2. check in with Roy re: fertilizing peppers (last fertilized 5/12 with FE, he said they need Bio-Flora, also check re: fertilizing of Tomato plants, last fertilized 5/12 & 5/17 with Bio-Flora) Thanks!
  3. Weed
  1. spray rows 3 & 4 with BT & Safer
  2. harvest zucchini & cucus
  1. harvest zucchini & cucumbers
  2. weed
  3. water succulents

Thursday, May 24 posted by Jill with Cheri
  • harvested zucchini & first cucumbers. trimmed lower zucchini leaves.
  • added row of twine to tomatoes, two branches had broken off due to weight of tomatoes.
  • sprayed row 2 with BT & Safer
  • removed lavender plant & replanted with succulent.

Monday, May 21 posted by Kim
  • Harvested zucchinis - spent time teaching how to harvest and weigh
  • didn't get to spraying row 2- Thanks, we'll take care of Thursday!

Saturday, May 19 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • Sprayed row 1 with Bt and safer
  • fertilized zucchini
  • pruned the Rosemary
  • I agree. The lavender is way to big in that area and needs to be taken out

Saturday 05/19
  1. Fertilize zucchini with Bio-Flora
  2. spray row 1 with BT & Safer
  3. Kim- what do you think about removing the lavender plant? Lot's of old wood. I was thinking we could plant a new one. Let me know your thoughts. If you agree we can remove Thursday.
  1. harvest zucchini, confirm that there will be a delivery
  2. spray row 2 with BT & safer (if not enough time we can do Thursday)
  1. harvest
  2. spray row 2 with BT & safer
  3. add row of twine to tomatoes if needed
  4. remove lavender
Thursday, May 17- posted by Jill with Janet
  • harvested zucchini, a couple very large, ready for twice weekly harvests. Trimmed lower leaves.
  • tomatoes inadvertently received extra fertilization with Bio-Flora, Roy aware.
  • weeded
  • stressed pepper plants looking better, no fallen leaves, and new green growth noted.
Monday, May 14 posted by Kim
  • sprayed rows 3&4 with safer and Bt
  • peppers at the end of the row are looking a bit sad. They are turning yellow, leaves are falling off. There are about 8 plants that look more stressed than they did on Saturday.

Saturday, May 12 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • replaced pepper plant, noticed that a few were losing leaves. But the plants look healthy, not dying.
  • fertilized both tomatoes and peppers

Saturday 05/12/18
  1. fertilize tomatoes with 10 cups Bio-flora
  2. fertilize peppers with FE, use triple the amount
  3. replace missing pepper plant that died on south/west end. Call Roy to get replacement.
  1. check tomato plants to see if need an extra row of twine, add if needed
  2. Safer to rows 3 & 4
  3. hand water plants outside garden, rosemary & lavender

  1. harvest zucchini
  2. check with Roy re: fertilizing cucumbers and zucchini
  3. weed

Thursday, May 10- posted by Jill with Janet
  • harvested zucchini, cut leave below harvest & trimmed brown, excess lower leaves.
  • Several green tomatoes noted on plants, hand watered plants, leaves were curling- checked with Roy after, stated normal for plants.
  • weeded
  • put away row arches and threw out the two tattered covers

Saturday, Mat 5 posted by Kim
  • sprayed row 1 with Bt and safer
  • cleaned up around the succulents

Saturday 5/5/18
  1. spray row 1 with BT & Safer (since there's not much to do in the garden your call Kim, if you'd like your students to spray both rows 1 & 2 on Monday)
  2. weed
  3. clean up around succulents
  1. spray row 2 with BT & Safer
  2. water plants outside garden
  3. rake pepper leaves from outside garden gate & pick up around outside gate
  1. harvest zucchini
  2. check plants under row covers

Thursday, May 3- posted by Jill with Cheri, Janet and Wanda
  • harvested zucchini
  • Added another row of twine to tomatoes
  • weeded
  • checked plants under covers, doing great!
  • removed some dried flowered stalks from succulents

Monday, April 30
  • watered succulents and other plants.
  • weeded throughout the garden

Saturday, April 28 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • planted 4 new zucchini
  • checked plants under row's 3&4
  • frame on garden gate is split, starting from the bottom on the hinge side, and goes up to about the middle of the frame. Thanks! I've emailed Jane with the info.

Saturday 04/28/18
  1. replant 4 zucchini in row 2, from where removed. Plant along north sides of drip tape. hand water, sprinkle Sluggo Plus around new plants. (plants are in 6 pack just inside garden gate, leave the other 2 for Roy)
  2. Check plants under row's 3 & 4, hand water if needed.
  1. water succulents outside of garden, plant on vine, rosemary, lavender and check new zucchini plants and pepper plants for need of hand watering.
  2. weed
  1. check zucchini for harvest
  2. check plants under row covers

Thursday, April 26- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
  • removed 4 zucchini that were not doing well, Roy stated they had mites. He'll bring replacements down. Stated no fertilizer to zucchini for about a month.
  • harvested 1.5 lb of zucchini
  • weeded
  • checked all plants looked good

Saturday, April 21 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • Sprayed tomatoes and zucchinis with safer and Bt
  • watered peppers

Saturday 04/21
  1. ESpray Tomato & zucchini plants with BT & Safer
  2. check pepper plants and hand water if needed
  1. check new pepper plants, hand water if needed.
  2. water succulents, flowering vine and rosemary/lavender.
  3. weed
  4. remove dead/yellowed leaves from zucchini
  1. check pepper plants, hand water if needed, check if any need replacing
  2. cut 2- new row covers, approx 54' each.

Thursday 4/19- posted by Jill with Janet
  • planted pepper plants, every 12" along north side of both irrigation tapes, hand watered, applied Sluggo Plus and covered with white row cover
Monday 4/16- posted by Jill with Kim and students
  • Roy had pruned the tomatoes, we staked (using the stakes disinfected overnight with bleach) every second plant and placed twine below the bottom leaf.
  • removed row cover from zucchini, flowering with small zucchinis.
Saturday 4/14 - posted by Rachel
  • Watered the succulents, vine, lavender and rosemary
  • Opened row covers on rows 2 & 3 as weather is supposed to be warm this weekend. Perhaps they can be recovered on Monday
  • Tomatoes look great and are starting to flower!
  • Helped Garden 3 refurbish their Row 1

Saturday 04/14/18
  • water succulents, flowering vine, lavender and rosemary
  • weed
  • check plants under row covers
  • check with other gardens to see if they need help. Thanks, Rachel, cakes look great!!
  • Stake tomato plants, I'm planning on heading to garden and meeting with Roy, he'll go over staking, trimming & twining
  • Stakes in bucket with bleach Kim, let me know if this is something that will work with your students, I plan to be there to help as well, otherwise I can take care of Tuesday*
  • weed, check plants under row covers
  • spray Tomatoes with BT?

Thursday4/12- posted by Cheri, with Wanda and Janet
  • refurbished row 4
  • put drip tapes back on and tested, one has a small leak by valve we did not know where repair pieces were.
  • turned on water
  • tomatoes looked good not flowering, left cover off.

Saturday 4/7 - posted by Rachel
  • Planted cucumbers, hand watered, applied Sluggo and covered with white row cover.
  • Roy stopped by and said we should open the covers on Monday since the weather is going to be hot Monday and Tuesday.

Saturday 04/07/18
  • plant cucumbers 12" apart along North side of drip tape, hand water (or water before planting), apply Sluggo Plus around plants, cover with white row cover (in plastic storage tub along fence) Thank You!

Monday- no students: Spring Break

  1. Refurbish row 4
  2. check under row covers 1-3, hand water cucumbers if needed.
  3. If tomatoes have flowered insert 6' stakes

Thursday, April 5- posted by Jill with Cheri (nice to have you back!!), Janet and Wanda
  • finished refurbishment to row 3, added amendments, hand watered, checked irrigation tape for leaks, turned water back on. Removed about 5 grubs from row.
  • harvested last of broccoli from row 4, removed remaining plants, turned water off, ready for refurbishment next week.
  • Roy to apply nematode treatment to rows 3 & 4
  • weeded
  • checked under row covers- tomatoes and zucchini, all look good!
Monday, April 2 posted by Kim
The students attempted to turn the row for refurbishment, but struggled. Instead we stripped the leaves off of row 4 broccoli keeping in mind the plants with broccoli still on them. And then we proceed to pull out those stumps. Just so you know, I did finish turning row 3, but did not get any admendments on. Thanks for doing all that Kim, made it much easier to finish refurbishment and easier to remove remaining broccoli from row 4! have a nice trip :)

Saturday 03/31
  1. remove remaining broccoli row 3, get ready for refurb. on Monday
  2. FE row 4
  3. weed, Thanks!!
Monday 04/02
  1. refurbish row 3, if you run out of time we can complete on Thursday
Thursday 04/02
  1. harvest broccoli (asses when broccoli pulled, spray with BT & safer if another week?)
  2. check with Roy when peppers are ready
  3. look for 8- 6' stakes for tomatoes up hill by shed & bring down to garden
  4. weed

(For older posts, ask Jane