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Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 11th in the Garden (Saturday)

This coming Saturday I will be mentoring a local high school student in the garden. He needs a certain number of hours of community service and has asked to work for us! I have worked up a list of tasks for him, to include compost maintenance, weeding, planting some replacement seeds and plants (we've had some snail predation), and caring for the butterfly pond. I'm also going to try to think up some "homework" for him. Please join us, from 10:30 till around noon.

The City gardening staff feels that snails are doing some crop damage, and have kindly sprinkled a border of organic snail bait around the beds. The hill plantings have been very badly hit up, and I will probably start planting some ceanothus and flower seeds on the hill, as vegetables may not be a doable project there. Flexibility is an important skill to learn when gardening. On the up side, the butterfly border is doing spectacularly, and all of the plants are starting to bloom. Today I'm going to go look for milkweed plants so that we will be ready for monarchs this summer. See you in the garden!

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