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Done SS 2/11. Getting low
Weed around the succulents

Water the succulents

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 THURSDAY'S -- all harvest deliveries go to Becky's house at 12382 Pathos Lane in Penasquitos. Delivery by 10:00am

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!

Saturday, Feb 17 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • took out the peas. Saved and wrapped up the trellis netting and put it in the mail box
  • applied FE to rows 3&4
  • removed a rat from one of the traps, reset both

Saturday 02/17-
  1. Finish removing remaining pea plants, attempt to save twine on trellis to reuse. Have row ready for refurbishment on Thursday.
  2. FE rows 3 & 4
  3. Check rodent traps, please :)
Monday- No students, on break
  1. refurbish row 1, check irrigation tape for leaks, turn water back on
  2. Harvest cabbage
  3. Row 4 BT & Safer
Thursday, Feb. 15- posted by Jill with Janet and Wanda
  • Harvested last of peas, carrots and first cabbage.
  • Roy recommended pulling peas. We removed approx 1/2 of the row, then ran out of time. Turned water off row 1.
  • sprayed cabbage with hard water to remove aphids

Monday, Feb 12 posted by Kim
  • applied Safer & BT to rows 2 & 3
  • Did some weeding

Saturday, Feb 10 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • reset rat traps, put them both at the back of the garden (in the corners)
  • applied Fe, running low on FE
  • weeded

Saturday 02/10-
  1. FE row 2 cabbage, hard spray with water for aphids
  2. reset rat trap (thank you, Kim!!)
  3. weeding
Monday 02/12-
  1. BT & Safer to rows 2 & 3
  2. continue weeding under rows 3 & 4
Thursday 02/15
  1. harvest peas, carrots and check cabbage row 2, should have a few ready
  2. check cabbage for aphids, hard spray with water if noted
  3. weeding

Thursday, Feb. 8- posted by Jill with Cheri, Janet and Wanda
  • harvested peas & carrots
  • sprayed row 4 with BT & Safer
  • checked under row 2, founds some aphids on cabbage, hard sprayed with water
  • found dead rat near rat trap along SW fence
  • removed row cover from broccoli row 3 per Roy
  • more weeding under rows 3 & 4
  • Roy to plant seeds for zucchini for row 1 or 2. Plan to plant rows 1 & 2 first week of March. Row of tomatoes & row of zucchini.

Monday, Feb 5 posted by Kim with Sonia, Taylor, and Alec
  • put FE on rows 3&4
  • watered the succulents
  • weeded around plants in row 3

Saturday, Feb 3 posted by Kim
  • applied FE to peas. Trellis looked good
  • reset a couple of traps
  • garden looks good

Saturday, Feb. 3-
  1. FE peas
  2. check peas , trellis for sturdiness
  3. check & reset rat traps. Thanks!
  1. FE to rows 3 & 4
  2. weed
  3. water succulents

  1. harvest
  2. check under row 2
  3. spray row 4 with BT & Safer
  4. check with Roy date planting seeds for row 3

Thursday, February 1- posted by Jill, with Cheri, Janet and Wanda
  • harvested peas and carrots
  • Checked with Roy, peas to be left in, raised plants back up and re-staked. reattached north side drip tape, turned water back on and checked for leaks.
  • Sprayed peas with Serenade for powdery mildew
  • watered succulents, herbs and plant on vine
  • checked under rows 2-4, plants look good
  • FE to flowering vine

Sunday Jan 28--Note from Garden 1 Sunday team (Lori): half of the snap peas in garden 2 had blown over when we got to the garden this morning. I talked to Roy; he said to leave them. But we decided to harvest as many peas as we could because many had been pulled out of the ground by the wind and I don't think they'll last until Thurs harvest. Got 3lbs, 3oz from your row and delivered them to Becky (along with peas also harvested from garden 1). There are probably more peas to be picked but we couldnt reach them. Should be able to get more once you pull the plants out.

Monday Jan 29 - posted by Kim with Alec, Taylor
  • Sprayed rows 2 & 3 with both safer and BT
  • did not get to succulents. Another garden was using our hose to water and didn't have time to get to it

Saturday Jan. 27 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • FE row 2 cabbag. Noticed that a few cabbages had been eaten by worms. Also saw signs of aphids
  • reset traps
  • weeded around the garden
  • repaired drip tape in row 4. Found two areas that needed a fix.

Saturday 01/27-
  1. FE row 2 cabbage
  2. check rat/mouse traps
  3. weed (Kim, I hope your feeling better & you too Rachel if you we're out ill!)
  1. Spray rows 2 & 3 with BT & Safer, spray to underside of leaves as well. Remove half of row cover to treat, then recover after spraying. Pour 1 Tablespoon each in spray pump bottle and fill with water (may need to refill with BT, Safer and water for 2nd row).
  2. When finished spraying empty contents in dirt and rinse pump with water.
  3. Water succulents and vine. Thanks!
  1. harvest peas & carrots
  2. Serenade row 1 peas if continues with mildew

Thursday, January 25- posted by Jill with Cheri, Janet and Wanda
  • harvested peas and carrots, brought 7 lb of Mexican limes from my yard for delivery.
  • sprayed peas with Serenade for powdery mildew
  • checked under rows 2-3,plants look good, replaced one broccoli plant in row 4.
  • weeded between rows and row 2

Saturday, January 20 (posted by Diana, Kim and Rachel out)
Put Fe on the peas. Looked like there was some mildew on the peas.
Checked the rodent traps, nothing found.
Garden ! asks that if anyone has some dry leaves they could bring to the compost it would be a big help.

Saturday 01/20/18 (Rachel, I am out sick. )
  1. FE to peas
  2. Additional twine to support upper row of peas???
  3. Check rodent traps. Thanks!
  1. Apply Fish Emulsion to row 3 broccoli. raise half of row cover. Add 4 Tablespoons of FE to one watering can and fill with water. Recover row.
  2. weed around garden, place in green waste bin.
  3. water succulents & vine outside garden, Thanks!
  1. harvest carrots & peas
  2. check plants under rows 2-4

Thursday, January 18- posted by Jill with Janet
  • trellis looks good and tested for sturdiness.
  • Sprayed rows 2 & 3 with BT & safer. Noted holes in cabbage leaves & some of the broccoli leaves, didn't see any insects/worms.
  • harvested carrots & peas.
  • planted more carrot seeds from where carrots harvested. Hand watered in.
  • weeded.
  • Checked plants under covers on rows 2-4.
  • Roy to plant tomato seeds on Monday for first available row, most likely row 2 planting first of March.

Saturday, Jan 13 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • reinforced trellis, but feel that it should be looked at often and reinforced as needed.
  • checked row 2 and pulled a few weeds as well as added FE
  • reset rat traps, one in the back corner of garden and the other by the front gate

Saturday 01/13/18
  1. check pea trellis for sturdiness, reinforce as needed.
  2. FE to row 2 cabbage
  3. continue to weed, especially under row 2 cover.
  4. check mouse & rat traps and reset, please :) Thanks!

Monday- No students, MLK holiday

  1. harvest peas & carrots
  2. check plants under row covers
  3. weed
  4. check with Roy re: seeding new plants for planting row 2 when done

Thursday, January 11- posted by Jill, with Cheri and Wanda
  • harvested peas and carrots. Brought 11 lbs of Mexican limes from home to add to delivery.
  • Raised pea trellis up, added more stakes for support.
  • noted animal activity in garden with holes dug but plants intact, looks like a critter digging for grubs.
  • weeded
Wednesday 1/10/2018 Paige Lugo
  • Snaps peas blown over
  • Harvested snap peas - per Tammy

Monday 1/8/2018 Mike Sedrak
  • we plant row 4 then we watered it.
  • We put Sluggo Plus around plants.
  • We covered roe 4 with the white cover.
  • Thanks a lot of helping us today. Your welcome!
  • changed tape on north side of row 4. Saved attachments and placed in bin under workbench.- Jill

Saturday, Dec. 6 posted by Kim, with Rachel
  • refurbished row 4. Noticed that the drip tape on the north side of the row could stand to be replaced
  • Added FE to row 1

Saturday 01/06/18
  1. Refurbish row 4. 1/2 bag of Chicken manure is under tarp outside of garden 3, bag of worm castings is outside garden 2, under tarp.
  2. FE to row 1 peas
  3. Kim, Thanks for the compliment and thanks to you & Rachel for all you do in Garden 2!.
Monday 1/8
  1. plant row 4. Roy will bring down plants. Water row well with hose prior to planting. Plant 18" apart zig zag.
  2. Sluggo Plus around plants, careful not to get on leaves. Sluggo found in Rubbermaid container along fence.
  3. If you have time cover with white row cover, if not I will put on Monday afternoon.
  4. Thanks!
Thursday 1/12
  1. harvest peas and carrots
  2. check new plants under row covers
  3. weed

Thursday, 1/4/17 posted by Cheri, Janet, and Wanda
  1. harvested cauliflower, peas and carrots
  2. removed all the cauliflower plants and roots, composted leaves, disposed of roots and stems
  3. checked row 2 & 3 moisture levels were "moist"
  4. planted 2nd half of carrot row

Saturday, Dec 30 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • added a few rows of twine to support the peas
  • FE row 2 cabbages
  • checked row 4 for aphids and didn't see any
  • reset rat traps

Saturday 12/30/17
  1. FE to row 2 cabbage
  2. add more twine to support peas
  3. check row 4 cauliflower for aphids, hose with water and spray with safer if seen
  4. reset second rat trap.
Monday- New Years holiday

Thursday 1/4/18
  1. harvest; peas (lots of them!), carrots (with shoulders sticking out), harvest all cauliflower row 4. Document weights in blog please :)
  2. remove stems and leaves from row 4, stems to green waste, chop leaves to compost bin 1 (if you run out of time, Saturday team can finish)
  3. re-seed carrots from where harvested, Carrot seeds in small white bottle in basket in Rubbermaid container along fence.
  4. Check new plants under rows 2 & 3 for moisture.
  5. Thanks!
Thursday, December 28- posted by Jill with Cheri & Janet
  • harvested cabbage, peas and carrots, delivered all gardens Harvest to Becky's.
  • seeded carrots from where harvested. Looks like some of the carrot roots have nematodes.
  • weeded
  • noted dead aphids on one cauliflower, hosed off all with water
  • peas are heavy on south side of trellis, need more support
Saturday, Dec. 23 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • seeded more carrots in row 1
  • fixed a leak in row 3. Then planted broccoli, applied sluggo and covered with row cover
  • put FE on row 4
  • Jill, thank you for all that you are doing. Merry Christmas

Saturday 12/23/17
  1. Plant broccoli row 3. Roy will bring down plants. Apply Sluggo Plus, cover with white shade cloth.
  2. plant carrot seeds to fill in where harvested from row 1
  3. FE to row 4 cauliflower
  4. Check for rodent activity, re-set rat traps, thank you!!!
  5. Merry Christmas!!!
Monday- Christmas off
  1. harvest
  2. check for rodent activity
  3. check plants under covers row 2 & 3
  4. weed & under row 2

Thursday, December 21- posted by Jill with Cheri, Janet and Wanda
  • harvested; last of cabbage row 3, 1st cauliflower from row 4, peas and carrots.
  • removed remaining stems from row 3, refurbished and hand watered
  • one rat trap in row 4 still set, a few cauliflower looks like it has dirt on it from rodents or mold growing?

Monday, December 18 posted by Jill with Students and teacher, Kim from Abraxas
  • I stopped by garden, Kim stated a rat was found in one of the traps & disposed of by garden 3
  • students sprayed BT & safer to row's 3 & 4
  • removed stems from row 3

Saturday Dec. 16 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • checked and made a little bit of an adjustment to the trellis
  • put two traps in row 4. ALSO FLAGGED THE AREA
  • saw aphids on one cauliflower. Will need to be sprayed with safer
  • watered the plants not on drip
  • fixed a leak in row 3

Saturday 12/16/17
  1. check reinforcement of trellis
  2. Set 2 rat traps in SW corner near row 4 cauliflower- however many/location you think
  3. water plants not on irrigation
  4. check cover & plants row 2
  5. check for worms & rodent damage to cauliflower row 4.
Monday 12/18
  1. BT & safer to row 3 & 4 (check for worms on cabbage before spraying)
  2. Pull and remove stalks from row 3 previously harvested cabbage & cauliflower place in green trash bags( found in long narrow container near compost bins) leave bags near trash cans. We'll harvest remaining cabbage & cauliflower on Thursday.
  3. Train peas on trellis
  1. harvest all cabbage & remaining cauliflower row 3, peas, carrots that ready
  2. refurbish row 3
  3. check rat traps & rodent activity

Thursday, December 14- posted by Jill with Janet and Wanda
  • harvested cabbage, cauliflower row 3 (3 chewed on it appears by rodents), peas, and first 3 carrots.
  • FE to peas
  • reinforced pea trellis, supporting other side that was placed on Saturday.
  • Monday recovered blown off row cover on row 2.
  • checked cabbage for worms didn't find any, was sprayed with BT past Thursday, decided not to spray.
  • delivered all produce from gardens 1-3 to Becky's home

Monday 12/11/2017 posted by Makram Sedrak
  1. We checked for worms on cabbage and found one.
  2. We trained the peas.
  3. Kyle hand watered the succulents, herbs, plant on vine.
  4. We watered row 2 and left it uncovered same as we found it.
  5. We took off some weeds.
  6. We removed all the yellowed leaves and placed it in the compost bin #1.

Saturday, Dec. 9 - posted by Kim with Rachel
  • added some more support to the pea trellis. With the winds and the weight of the peas, the trellis was starting to collapse in on itself.
  • put FE on rows 3 and 4 checked for worms and didn't see any, but felt that there was enough damage to some the centers in the cabbage to suggest Bt
  • watered all plants

Saturday 12/9/17
  1. FE rows 3 & 4
  2. check for worms on cabbage
  3. check plants under row 2, water if soil is dry
  4. continue, training peas, weeding and removing yellowed leaves
  1. Check for worms on cabbage and remove, one found last Thursday
  2. train peas
  3. hand water succulents, herbs, plant on vine and check row 2 new plants under cover to see if dry and need extra water
  4. Continue to weed (place in green waste trash can) and remove yellowed leaves (place in compost bin #1)
  1. Harvest, check carrots if ready
  2. FE row 1 peas
  3. cont. to check for worms cabbage, train peas, weed, remove yellowed leaves
  4. check garden for dryness and water if needed.

Thursday 12/7 posted by Cheri with Janet
  • picked peas -.75 lds. there are lots of flowers should be peas soon.
  • picked 2 cauliflowers for 3.5 lbs.
  • picked one cabbage at 2.5 lbs.
  • removed yellow leaves
  • white cover had blown off, checked plants, put cloth back on and but U hooks on to hold it
  • found a worm on cabbage, sprayed with BHT all cauliflowers and cabbages

Monday 12/4/17 posted by Makram Sedrak
  • We removed the yellow leaves & and placed in bin #1 compost after cut it.
  • We took of the weed and place in the green waste trash can.
  • We trained the peas up to the trellis.
  • We di water the succulents.
  • We searched for worms but found nothing.

Saturday 12/2 posted by Kim with Rachel
  • trained peas on the trellis,also added twine at the end of the row to help support the taller plant there.
  • removed yellowing leaves
  • check plants and watered where nessar, row 2 looked good

Saturday 12/2/17-
  1. Cont. to weed, remove lower yellowed leaves
  2. train peas
  3. check succulents, and plant on vine to see if needs water
  4. check new cabbage plants under row 2 shade cloth
  1. remove yellow leaves & cut up and place in bin #1 compost
  2. weed and place in green waste trash can
  3. train peas up trellis
  4. hand water succulents
  1. harvest
  2. check cabbage row 2 under shade cloth
  3. remove yellowed leaves, train peas, weed

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