This past Wednesday, Lisa Davis and I consulted with groundskeeper Javier Venegas. He feels that the snail problem is starting to abate; however we also have a ground squirrel problem in the beds. I have changed the setting on our garden monitors to a higher frequency to see if that will help to keep the varmints out of the beds. If that doesn't work, Javier says that fencing is probably the only effective deterrent, and I don't think that fencing will work with the raised beds as it would make access very difficult and I'm also not sure how "the city" would feel about it. So, wait and see I suppose.
Tomorrow, our high school helper Eddie will be in the garden. He has been collecting compost ingredients at home this week, which will go in the shed for now. He will be turning over the compost pile, planting some flower seeds on the hill, and doing bed maintenance. I don't know what time yet, so I will send a supplemental blog entry tomorrow morning.
Also tomorrow, I will be doing a compost, worm farm, and grapefruit rind demonstration at All Saints Church on Camden and Santa Monica Blvd. Volunteers from the church who helped us plant last month were very interested in learning how to compost, so I'm going to help them learn how.
See you in the garden! Barb L.
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