Children’s Vegetable Garden Program (CVGP) Week 3, September 22, 2018

The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds.  If  you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.

Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

 

Although week 2 of the CVGP was cancelled due to weather (RAIN ☔️) there was still botanical magic happening both at the children’s garden (many many thanks to John and the work party for planting the ‘Ruby Crush’ tomatoes Wednesday, September 19th) and elsewhere as evidenced by this very special phenomenon known as a Fairy Ring:

Fairy RingThis naturally occurring arc of mushrooms (known as a fairy ring) was spotted under a tree at Woodlawn Lake.

Fairy rings are a source of much myth and superstition regarding fairies, pixies and elves and appear in many folk stories, particularly in Western Europe.  Scientifically, the rings start when the mycelium (spawn) of a mushroom falls in a suitable spot and sends out an underground network of fine, tubular threads called hyphae.  They can thrive in either deep green grass or a necrotic zone (an area in which other plant life has died).

 

Unfortunately week 3 was the victim of further foul weather which forced another cancellation.

radar 9_22_18Radar kindly provided by the My Radar app https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myradar-weather-radar/id322439990?mt=8

Never to be daunted – another group of valiant volunteers returned on Thursday September 27th to follow through with the plantings scheduled for the 22nd.

work party 9_27-18The abundance of volunteers made quick work of planting the south side of the garden.

‘Taishan’ Orange Mari-mums https://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/blog/2013/08/30/mari-mums-chrysanthemum-color-lasting-two-or-three-times-longer/

‘Cheers’ Cabbage https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu/homehort/archives-of-weekly-articles-davids-plant-of-the-week/cheers-cabbage/

AND

‘Multipik’ Yellow Squash seeds www.johnnyseeds.com/vegetables/squash/summer-squash/multipik-f1-squash-seed-2968.html

were all planted according to the instructions in Agenda 3.  Planting of Bush Beans was delayed for the next regular session of the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program.

At the end of the work party the plots were left under the watchful eyes of two scarecrows at the North End.

scarecrowsMaster Gardener badges duly noted!

 

Happy Gardening!

Anne Marie S.

 

 

 

 

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