How To Use This Blog

We have set up this blog as a way to share with the community what we are up to and so members can see what needs to be done in the garden week to week.

How to use this blog:
We will post the to-do's and you simply write in the comments what you will be taking care of so we know it's getting done.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This week in the Garden (June 12 and June 15th)

This past Saturday, we were in the garden throwing summer weight crop covers over the beds. It looks like some of our plants are making a comeback following our snail, ground squirrel and locust plague, so we are making every attempt to provide protection:

 Parsley making a comeback
 We had to smash a locust, yech!
 Christie and Barb covering the beds
 The crop cover ghost
 Me, my brother Andy and niece Charlotte
 Echineccia, one of our beneficials
covered crops
Many thanks to my brother Andy for his cash infusion to get us through the rest of the summer. 

I will be in the garden on Wednesday at 9:30, and someone will be up there on Saturdays through August, varying by week. This summer I am taking pruning and container gardening at UCLA and unfortunately the classes meet on Saturday morning, so I will be in the garden on Wednesdays for a bit. Wait until you see the worm bench I am building at home, got the plans from my worm bible and it's amazing. I will post photos soon. All love, Garden Girl Lives Here!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Saturday June 8th, 2013

Hi Everyone, I will be in the garden this Saturday by 10:30 a.m. Bring up your compostables!! We'll work on it. I have a favor to ask:  I will be unable to attend the garden from June 15-July 5th. I need people to pop up to the garden once a week during my absence just to check up on things, water with the hose if needed, do some weeding. We may start having tomatoes to harvest.

Thank you, and see you Saturday. Barb L.