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CROP: BEANS
GARDEN 3 ROW 1
-------What was tried-------
----------------Outcome-------------------
---------------------------Notes / Lessons for the future-----------------------
Variety
Cosmos green bush
Ok, not a great yield.

Planting distance
4 inches, 3 inches from
downhill side of tape


Fertilization
None


Pest Control
None
Poor outcome due to animals
entering garden and eating beans
Had to lay down wire mesh under the work station and around the work
station.
Harvesting
Pulled beans from vine.

Since beans were planted in row 1 which is raised from the walkway,
it was easy to harvest and didn't require a lot of bending over. The
bad part is that this spot is the closest to where the animals were entering
the garden and so took the brunt of the damage.
Row Covering
White until flowers


Pruning
None


Disease control



Other







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CROP: CUCUMBERS
GARDEN 3 ROW 1
---------------What was tried----------------
----------------Outcome-------------------
----------------------Notes / Lessons for the future------------------
Variety
Summer Dance
Expected yield

Planting distance
12 inches apart, 3 inches from irrigation tape
Just right
Plants were able to cascade down the row 1 wall which was good.
Fertilization
Bio Flora, approx. once per month, dressed
on upside of plants, 3 inches from plants,
one inch deep, covered and watered.
Good

Pest Control
None
Burrowing animals took a toll

Harvesting
Cut cucumbers from vine


Row Covering
White until flowers


Pruning
Some dead leaf removal


Disease control
None


Other







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CROP: LETTUCE
GARDEN 3 Row 1
--------What was tried-----
----------------Outcome-------------------
------------------------------Notes / Lessons for the future---------------------------
Variety
Coastal Star
Ok yield

Planting distance
12 inches, 3 inches from
irrigation tape

Plants were planted on one side of irrigation tape with cucumbers on the
other side. The lettuce matured much quicker and was replaced with more
lettuce. The problem with refurbishing soil on one side of the tape was a
problem and in retrospect we should've planted each type of vegetable on
both sides of tape which would've made refurbishment easier.
Fertilization
Fish emulsion


Pest Control
(Will check blog)


Harvesting
Pulled entire plant
Due to heat, had to harvest some
heads early because heat makes
the fruit bitter.
Better grown when heat is not an issue. Growing lettuce is also problematic
due to pests.
Row Covering
White while plants young


Pruning
Removed dead leaves


Disease control
None


Other







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CROP: PEPPERS
GARDEN 3 ROW 2
----------What was tried-------------
----------------Outcome-------------------
---------------------------Notes / Lessons for the future-----------------------
Variety
Highlander,
Carmen,
Jalapenos
Unknown
Pepper varieties got mixed up, so much so that we didn't know what was
what which is why they are all listed together here. The varieties listed are
the ones that were supposed to be planted, but there seemed to be other
varieties that were planted.
Planting distance
12 inches apart, 3 inches
downhill from irrigation tape
Good

Fertilization
Bio Flora sprinkled between young
plants. Fish emulsion every other
week. Tried Epsom salts once.
Good, lots of fruit.

Pest Control
Aphids. were sprayed with water
and with combo Safer Soap and
liquid BT every other week.
Water may have caused root
disease. We were also using a
weak strength of Safer Soap (by
mistake).
Use water sparingly on peppers and bump up the Safer Soap strength.
Ants showed up in great numbers to "farm" the aphids. Tried ant
stakes which had little or no effect.
Harvesting
Picked peppers by hand.
Unknown. Since the peppers
were mixed up, we weren't sure
if we were picking them at the
right time.

Row Covering
White white plants were
young


Pruning
None but pulled dead
plants regularly


Disease control
Phytophtroa blight (root rot)
Could be from overwatering
Proper crop rotation will get rid of this fungus. Shouldn't grow peppers
or tomatoes in this row for at least a year. Jalapenos seemed to fare
better than the other two varieties.
Other







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CROP: TOMATILLOS
GARDEN 3 ROW 2
---------------What was tried----------------
-----------Outcome----------------
---------------------------Notes / Lessons for the future--------------------
Variety 1
Tomatillos
Fair
Tomatillos really spread out and should be "tamed" early on
by pruning and staking.
Planting distance
18 inches, 3 inches from irrigation tape

Tomatillos like to spread out and really take over. Due to work effort
and difficulty in determining ripeness, wouldn't recommend growing
these again.
Fertilization
BioFlora every other week


Pest Control
Combo spray with liquid BT and
Safer Soap, every other week


Harvesting
Picked by hand
Fair
Hard to tell when fruit was ripe
Row Covering
White while plants were very young


Pruning
Pruned one plant by removing
some branches on the bottom


Disease control
None


Other
Staking was done with stakes
and with a cage.
Like the tomatoes, the
tomatillos should be checked
regularly to coax back in
between the twine.



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CROP: TOMATOES
GARDEN 3 ROW 3
-----------What was tried-----------
----------Outcome----------
-Notes / Lessons for the future-
Variety
Celebrity
High, healthy yield

Planting distance
18 inches, 3 inches from tape on downhill side

We partnered basil in between the tomato
plants which worked out ok when the tomato
plants were small but bad when they got bushy
because they hide the basil.
Fertilization
BioFlora, every other week, approx. 1/4 cup per yard, side
dressing (3 inches on downhill side of plant, trench one inch
deep, covered and watered). Feeding started when
tomatoes were small.
Seemed to promote good growth.
Hard to apply side dressing -- will look for a tool
toaid digging the trench and filling back up again.
Pest Control
Combo liquid BT and Safer Soap, every other week
Worked well, no pest problems

Harvesting
Harvested when fruit had no green but before fruit turned
deep red. Used sideways push with thumb. Removed
sepal to prevent damage to other tomatoes during transit.

Tomatoes travel best in flat boxes and not piled
on top of each other.
Row Covering
Used white covering while plants were young


Pruning
Pruned bottom branches up to 3rd branch from the bottom
of the hand as soon as the hand was noticed


Disease control
May have had some curly top disease late in the season
No effect, late in the season

Other
Stakes about every 3rd plant. Stakes were sterilized in
bleach solution prior to use.
Poor. Plants fell through the twine
and were too stiff to coax back in line.
Check the plants every day to make sure they're
not falling out and to coax back in.





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CROP: ZUCCHINI/SUMMER SQUASH in the 2015 Spring/Summer Garden

------------What was tried--------------
----------------Outcome-------------------
-----------------------------Notes / Lessons for the future--------------------
SS, GAR3, Row 4



Variety
Dunja and Alexandria
Good yield
Listing these varieties together because the yield and care was similar.
Planting distance
18 inches apart, 3 inches on
downhill side of irrigation tape
Good

Fertilization
BioFlora as needed, approx. once
per month starting with the first flower
Good

Pest Control



Harvesting
Harvested by cutting fruit from
vine and taking the partner leaf too


Row Covering
White until flowers


Pruning
Pruned leaves regularly, once
per week
Good once we started pruning
regularly
Schedule regular pruning at least once per week once the harvesting
starts.
Disease control
Snotty nose (aka blossom end rot)
was treated with FoliCal
Powdery mildew was treated
with Serenade and pruning
When plants were pulled evidence of
nematodes were noticed
Had some effect on plants but
problem continued at a low level
for much of the growing season.
The mildew responded best to
pruning.
Snotty nose is common early on in the season and is due to a calcium
deficiency.

Regular pruning should mitigate powdery mildew. Plants that had less
shade also did better than those in partial shade.
Crop rotation will have to be monitored to prevent further nematode
infestation.
Other







SS, G3 Row 4



Variety
Golden Glory
Poor yield, small fruit
Janice said that the garden 1 yield was small too but garden 2 yellow
squash did well. Recommendation is not to use this variety again.
Planting distance
18 inches apart, 3 inches downhill
from irrigation tape


Fertilization
BioFlora approximately once per
month starting with the first flower


Pest Control



Harvesting
Harvested by cutting fruit from vine


Row covering
White while plants were young


Pruning
Trimmed regularly


Disease control
Snotty nose and powdery mildew
as noted above


Other







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CROP: xxx
Grdn x, Row x
------------What was tried-------------
----------------Outcome-------------------
------------------------------Notes / Lessons for the future--------------------------
Variety



KEY DATES:



- Start seeds



- Plant seedlings



- First harvest



- Final harvest



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-Planting distance



-Fertilization



-Pest Control



-Harvesting



-Row Covering


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- Disease control







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