Week 13: November 11th, 2017

Hello Everyone! This past Saturday was our Picnic and Vegetable Contest Day! We had so many great entries and a wonderful lunch together. Everyone harvested their crops according to the instructions and entered their best pick.

There were so many different veggies to choose from!


Even if some of our harvest had Tomato Horn Worms, at least it made for a good picture!!


Thank you to Nora, for making some beautiful leis for our kiddos. This is such a great idea to display the Marigolds!!


A big thank you and congratulations to all of our volunteers, graduates and participants!




And a BIG Congratulations to Abigail Cosby for winning Grand Champion with her Cheers Head Cabbage!!


Just a few more weeks to go in the Fall Session 2017. Be sure to keep an eye out for registration for the Spring Session 2018! Happy Gardening 🙂

NEW!!! The Bexar County Youth Gardens Program Blog is now the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program Blog!!

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Thank you!!!

Week 12: November 4, 2017

Only one week to go until the big vegetable contest! Honestly, I have nothing new to add this week, so I’ll be brief.

Things to remember:

  1. Bring compost
  2. Smush bad bugs
  3. Remove sad looking leaves
  4. Liquid feed celery and cabbage
  5. Harvest leafy greens correctly (wrap in moist paper towel and store in small coolers until you get home)

Read over your email from this week for the veggie competition guidelines and rules. This is a big day for the garden, and we need your help to make it run smoothly! I will be out of the country for the next two weekends, so smile for whoever is taking photos for me 🙂 I am so disappointed I’m missing the competition, y’all are going to love it!

I want to mention that MANY plots weren’t reserved this session. If you love this and believe it has value for your children, please tell your friends and family. Below are two Master Gardeners who are having to do a ton of work themselves, and maintain TWELVE beds so they weren’t empty. We have two sessions a year, and love to have all beds reserved!


Thanks guys!




Those cole crops look incredible!

Until next week!


Week 11: October 28, 2017

Hello everyone! Just a reminder, November 11th will be our fall vegetable show, picnic, and recognition ceremony.

Please make sure the plot and walkways are weeded and full of trash. The compost pile needs your compost every week! We removed all brown, yellow, or damaged leaves. Remember to stay on top of bug smushing- the traps and liquid insecticide aren’t enough! Marigold flowers were removed, and what remained was given liquid feed. Don’t forget to gently push the bean plants away from shadowing the radishes. A few cabbage leaves may have to be removed so as not to impede the growth of the radishes. Cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and celery were drenched with Javelin Bt at the recommended dilution rate, mixed with two drops of M-Pede Insecticidal soap per one gallon of water. Celery and cauliflower were given liquid feed.

MANY plants were harvested today. The JMG activity was given by Anna Rascoe and was about the significance and usages of marigolds. Here come the photos:



Lettuce harvesting






JMG activity


JMG marigold activity


All that lettuce!


Marigold bounty

Until next week!