- For each day in the garden, please tell WHO WAS THERE, WHAT YOU DID, WHAT YOU OBSERVED, and ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.
- Rows are numbered Row 1, Row 2, Row 3, and Row 4, with Row 1 closest to the street.
To post an entry, click on EDIT, put the cursor just above the previous entry, click the mouse, hit Enter a couple of times to give yourself some space, type your message, and click on SAVE.

WISH LIST -- Please report needed items before they run out.. BE SPECIFIC as to brand, size, etc. for our shopper.
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Notes / Resolution--------------------
10/18 SS: Done

Mixed compost for refurbishing
Bruce & Lori picked up Miramar compost.
Mixing takes place at the garden site.
Any compost -- mixed or not -- is fine. JR

Row Covers
1/22 SS: Done (purchased roll that needs to be cut)

ONGOING TASKS -- Posted by Jane 9/1/17
Thank you to Jill and Lori for compiling a list of ongoing tasks at the garden. When you can't think of anything to do at the garden, please refer to this list, pick one or two tasks, and work on them. Thank you! Ongoing Tasks
REMINDER TO ALL TEAMS: Please don't put thick broccoli and cauliflower stalks in the precompost bins unless you are willing to chop them up into little pieces. They don't decompose quickly enough for our limited composting operations. Just toss them in the green waste can. Thanks from the garden 1 Sat and Sun

NOTE FROM JANE ON FEB 13 -- I saw the announcement that wikispaces.com is shutting down. This is unfortunate. Suzanne has offered to look into other options for us. Luckily, we have until September to get ourselves set up with another site.

NOTE from Lori on Feb 18: If you have dried leaves and/or coffee grounds, please leave them at the composting area in garden 1. Thanks!

Thursday, February 22 (Lisa)
  • Kale - 1 lb
  • Chard - 1.25 lbs
  • Cauliflower - 9.5 lbs
Found aphids on kale and chard, but I did not have time to hose off or treat.

Monday, Feb 19 (Cindy)
Watered by gate
Hosed off the Kale and Chard. Found a small amount of aphids on the kale. Nothing like before though.
Checked the Cauliflower. Did not see anything but the leaves have been chomped on in some areas.

Thursday, Feb 15 (Barbara, Lisa, Diane)
  • Kale - 2 lbs 12 ozs
  • Chard - 2 lbs 10 ozs
  • Parsley 4 ozs
FE on rows 3 and 5
Weeded perimeter
Removed some of the chard that was infested with aphids..We have lots of nematodes unfortunately in row 4
Keep checking for aphids in the cauliflower row 2 and treat if neccessary

Monday, Feb 12 (Marion, Cheryl, Cindy)
FE rows 2 & 4
hosed aphids on kale and chard.
Looks like rain. Let’s hope so.

Saturday, Feb 10 (Diana)
Put Safer Soap on Row 2 and 4. Saw lots of aphids, hope this helps them go away.
Did some weeding and garden clean up.

Thursday, Feb 8 (Barbara, Lisa, Diane)
  • Chard - 4 lbs 2 ozs
  • Kale - 4 lbs 4 ozs
  • Parsley - 4 ozs
Uncovered row 2-3
Hosed the aphids from row 2 and 4. Everything else seems ok.
Something large is still eating row 2..still not sure. They caught a rat in garden 2..hopefully he was the problem. The rats don't seem to like our traps..
To Do:
Saturday - Insecticidal soap row 2 and 4
Monday - FE row 2 and 4
Wednesday - FE row 1 and 3
Thursday - Fe row 5
Hope you have a very Happy Valentines Day!!!

Monday, Feb 5 (Cindy, Cheryl, Marion)
Weeded Rows 3 & 4
Row 4 had aphids, mostly chard. Hosed plants, then applied safer soap.
Watered plants outside gate.

Saturday, Feb 3 (Diana)
Raked and cleaned the bark out of rows 1 and 2. Weeded and checked for bugs, saw none.
Hosed some aphids off of the kale.

Thursday, Feb 1 (Barbara, Donna, Lisa)
  • 5.25 lbs chard
  • 4.75 lbs Kale
Hosed aphids on row 2 and 4. Used insecticidal soap.
Covered all rows except the kale and chard.
Saturday team check for bugs and weed row 1 and 2. Make sure there is no bark in the row.
Monday team check for bugs and weed row 3 and 4. Make sure there is no bark in the row.
Hope you have a wonderful bug free week!!!

Wednesday, Jan 31 (Anny)
  • Hosed off aphids from row 4 (chards)
  • Checked all rows, still can't find what's eating on row 5, left it alone as there is still sluggo on row

Note from Jane on January 29 -- Barbara asked me to make more crop marker signs for broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. I made them and delivered them today. They're in the box of crop markers in the second drawer from the left in the Garden 1 workbench

Monday, Jan 29 ( Cindy, Marion, Cheryl)
  • Put FE row 2 and 4
  • Watered plants in front of gate
  • Checked for bugs/rodents
  • Put cover back on row 1
  • Secured cloths on other rows but didn’t cov
  • Lightly watered rows

Saturday, Jan 27 (Diana)
Treated row 2 with Safer Soap.
Put FE on rows 1 and 3.
Looked like a rodent might be eating on the cauliflower so put a rat trap in the row.
Row 5 looks like maybe bugs are eating there but didn't have time to really look at it or do anything with it.

Thursday, Jan 25 (Barbara, Donna, Lisa, and Diane)

  • 3.25 lbs Kale
  • 6 lbs chard
  • 8 oz cilantro
Hosed off aphids on row 2
Covered rows with new white cloth.
Replaced some missing plants row 1.
Saturday team - treat row 2 with insecticidal soap and fertilize row 1 and 3 with FE.
Monday team - Fertilize row 2 and 4 with FE.
All teams continue to weed and check for bugs.
Have a great week.

Wednesday, Jan 24 (Anny)
  • Hosed off aphids from row 4 (chards & kales)
  • Watered plants by gate

Saturday, Jan 20 (Diana)
Put some labels on the far side of the rows, didn't find enough to put on both ends.
Checked the rodent traps, nothing found.
Garden 1 asks that if anyone has dried leaves they could bring to the compost bin, it would be a big help.

Thursday, Jan 18 (Barbara)
  • Kale 4 lbs
  • Chard 5.5 lbs
13 lbs of Manderines from my neighbor..There is lots more.
Checked all rows..they look pretty good. I put sluggo on all rows. Weeded
I replaced one missing broccoli from row 1.
This week continue weeding and checking for bugs. Keep up the good work on the kale and chard.
Saturday team please make sure that all rows are labeled.

Wednesday, Jan 17 (Anny)
  • Hosed off aphids from row 4 (chards & 1 kale)
  • Fed rows 2 & 4 with FE

Monday Jan 15 (Cheryl and Marion)
Planted brocolli per Roy's instructions row 1
Hosed few aphids off Swiss Chard
Watered plants by gate

Saturday, Jan 13 (Diana with help from Rachel, Kim, Dave, Karen & Tricia)
Refurbished row 1 after raking away the bark and pulling all the roots and stems.
The roots are in 2 green trash bags sitting near the compost bins if someone can put them out on the street for trash pickup later in the week.
Redid the white coverings on rows 2 and 3 that had blown off or were falling down.

Thursday, Jan 11 (Barbara, Donna, Lisa)
  • Kale - 4.5 lbs
  • Chard - 6.5 lbs
  • Cauliflower - 59 lbs (Final Harvest)
  • Cilantro - 10 oz s
What a nice rain...3" in rain gauge
Saturday team - refurbish row 1..We need to be able to plant seedlings on both sides of both tapes ...so we will have 4 rows of marathon broccoli in row 1(Roy said it is a small variety)... First rake away the bark in the walk area so it doesn't get mixed in.
Monday team - plant marathon Broccoli in row 1 (get it from Roy)...
Wednesday FE row 2(cauliflower) and 4 (kale/chard)
Keep an eye out for aphids and treat as necessary with hard spray of water and insecticidal soap. Tis the season

Monday, Jan 8 (Marion, Cindy)
Hosed off aphids from row 4 (chard & kale)
Checked cauliflower in row 2 - did not see any worms. Ground has some mold. Roy said it was fine to keep it covered.
Checked cauliflower in row 1 - did not see any worms. Heads are large.
Did some weeding
Watered by gate

Thursday, Jan 4 (Barbara, Donna, Lisa)
  • Cauliflower - 33 lbs
  • Chard - 8 oz
  • kale - 14oz
Found green worms all over the new cauliflower in row 2 - sprayed with BT...
Planted napa cabbage in row 5/covered row
Covered the cauliflower heads in row one with the big leaves to protect from the sun.
Saturday - set traps in row 4 for the rodents that are eating our chard and kale.(Kim usually does this)
Have a great week

Wednesday, Jan 3 (Anny w/ help from family)
  • Hosed off aphids from row 4 (chard & kale) and row 1 (cauliflower x3)
  • Fed rows 1 - 4 with FE
  • Watered geraniums

Monday 1/1/18 (Marion)

New Napa cabbage did not arrive to be planted
Aphids found on chard and kale. Hosed off and applied safer soap
Hose at top corner has a major leak at the black tape area. Tried adding more tape but didn't help
What are the brown spots on the cauliflower leaves?

Saturday 12/30 - posted by Diana
Refurbished row 5 with the help of Trisha, Karen and Dave from Garden 1. Sifted compost prior to using on the row.

Thursday, Dec 28 (Barbara, Donna)
  • Chard - 5 lbs 8 oz
  • Bok Choy - 38 lbs 2 oz (Final harvest)
  • Kale - 1 lb 8 oz
  • Cauliflower - 14 lbs 4 oz

Hosed off aphids from Row 1 cauliflower and treated with insecticidal soap
Labeled row 3 broccoli
Added sluggo on new rows 2 and 3
To do:
Saturday - refurbish row 5 (Please use the screen sift to separate big pieces out from the pile of compost.)
Monday - Plant napa cabbage
Wednesday - FE row 1-4
ASAP I forgot to set rat traps up at the chard and kale(row 4) I think we have a rodent feasting for the holidays.
Have a great week

Wednesday, Dec 27 (Anny, Suzanne)
  • Checked all rows including herbs, nothing found
  • Watered geraniums and herbs underneath
  • Discarded mouse caught in garden 2 and reset trap
  • Dead leafed cauliflower in garden 2

Saturday, Dec 23 (Diana and Miki)
general garden maintenance
Merry Christmas to all!

Thursday, Dec 21 (Barbara, Donna)
  • Bok Choy - 22 lbs 10 oz
  • Kale - 2 lbs 14 oz
  • chard - 6 lbs 6 oz
  • Cilantro - 6 oz
Helped Garden 1 with Harvest - Delivered to Becky's house
What a wonderful rain...and it is finally cooling down.
Hope you all have a super happy holiday week and a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, Dec 20 (Suzanne, Anny)
  • Sprayed row 1 (cauliflower) and chard in row 4 with water to remove aphids instead of spraying edible leaves with Safer Soap.
  • Fed rows 1 and 4 with FE
  • Dead-leafed cauliflower

Monday, December 18 (Marion, Cheryl, Cindy)
Planted row 3 with broccoli. Roy checked the row before we planted. Row was watered well before planting. Covered with white cloth.
Watered plants by front gate.
No aphids or worms spotted.
Have a great week and Merry Christmas

Saturday, Dec 16 (Diana and Mimi with help from Karen, Tricia, Naomi, Rachel and 2 grandchildren)

Refurbished row 3 - thanks for all the help

Thursday, Dec 14 (Barbara, Donna, Lisa)
  • Chard 5 lbs
  • Cabbage 67 lbs 8 oz WOW! (Final Harvest)
  • Kale 3 lbs 2 oz
  • Bok Choy 26 lbs 8 oz
Hand watered the baby cauliflower row 2
All teams - If you notice Aphid on any plants please use Safer soap immediately and add it to blog so we know. I can be done every two weeks. We need to keep a close eye on the cauliflower.
Saturday Team - Refurbish Row 3(I put the bags by the row for you. Hose off any aphids in the chard and kale if you don't have the time to use Safer soap.
Monday team - Plant Row 3 - Plants TBD
Wednesday team - FE on row 1 and 4 -Safer soap on row 4 if there are aphids present.
Have a great week:) Let's hope the weather cools down a bit.

Wednesday, Dec 13 (Anny, Suzanne)
  • Checked and deadleafed all rows including herbs
  • Watered geraniums and herbs underneath
  • Replaced 3 dead plants on row 2 with cabbage (all dead plants were on the uphill side of tape; probable cause of death: too far away from irrigation tape...)
  • Found worm bites on cabbage but no worms

Monday Dec 11 (Cindy and Marion)
Watered plants outside of gate
Removed cauliflower dead leaves
Hosed off aphids from swiss chard plants 2/3 of the way down from the east end

Saturday, Dec 9 (Diana and Miki)

checked all rows, found one worm on the cauliflower
rehung the white cover on row 2 that had been blown off
watered row 2
the scarecrow hat and scarf were blown off, put them in the bottom drawer since it is supposed to be windy again this weekend

Thursday, Dec 7(Barbara,Donna, Lisa)
  • Bok Choy - 6 lbs
  • Cabbage - 19 lbs..There was a single cabbage in a box with 2.5 lbs on a note. I think we should add it to our harvest. Don't know where it came from.
  • Chard - 6.75 lbs
  • Kale - 4 lbs
  • Cilantro - 6 oz
Watered Row 2 new cauliflower plants. They need to be checked and watered often with this dry spell.
Everything looks great. Have a great week.

Wednesday, Dec 6 (Anny, Suzanne)
  • Checked and deadleafed all rows
  • Watered herbs by gate
  • Expect cauliflower to appear in 30 days (per Roy)
  • Found a worm on a cabbage and eliminated it. Per Roy, just keep an eye on it, no need to apply anything.
  • Wind ripped some of row 2 covers, broke name plates, and blew off scarecrow hat. Windproofed work area.
  • Weather condition is impairing water hoses, just give it a little twist and it should work

Monday Dec 4 (Marion)

Applied Safer Soap to kale
FE to row 5
Deadleafed cauliflower
Watered plants outside gate

Saturday Dec 2 (Diana)

Put FE on rows 1 & 4
Hosed off the aphids on the kale at the end of the row
Watered row 2

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