Delightful Update from Amye and Jean from the Teaching Garden Cooks' Garden Team
As June temperatures begin to rise, the lettuce and brassica harvest will start to wane, but the ritual of bug checking, weeding and watering will remain constant.
Two of our usual bug suspects made an appearance yesterday. We spotted a well fed Colorado potato beetle happily chewing a potato leaf and squash bugs were found on both our squash and potato plants. To ensure their populations remain low, it's crucial to remain vigilant and continue investigating where these destructive fellows and their egg masses are.
On a sweeter note, Thomas harvested the first round of plump and juicy blueberries, along with snow peas, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, and carrots.
Make sure to come out this Saturday to hear Harriet Carter talk tomatoes!
Photo by Ellen King
Carrots from Jannell's Bed
Harriet's Lush Bed
Action items for Thursday, June 15, Saturday, June 17 (SIG), and Tuesday, June 20, 2017:
Water (if no rain):
Water – all Raised Beds, Bed A, Bed D and all areas inside the fence
Water pot with salvia in far right corner of fenced area
Water pot with salvia next to raised bed 1
Scarlet Runner Beans and Moon flowers are planted along the fence behind Raised bed 4 & 5 and need water
Check for bugs on potato plants
Bed B & C:
Monitor sweet potatoes starts, two new slips planted and will need watering
Raised Bed 1:
Jannell, please let us know how we can help while you are away
Raised Bed 3:
Raised Bed 4:
Raised Bed 5:
Weed and harvest lettuce