Children’s Vegetable Garden Week 8: October 27, 2018

Welcome to a Beautiful Sunny Day in our Garden

Fall Marigolds

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□ If your plants need it, hand water your plants really good before you leave today.

Head Cabbage Plants, ‘Green Magic’ broccoli and ‘Snow Crown’ cauliflower

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□ If the soil is not to wet to work this morning, carefully use a three tine cultivating claw to loosen the soil around the plants (Start from the outer leaves as not to damage the plants roots).

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Check the backside of ALL your leaves and destroy any caterpillars/moths and their eggs; we have noticed some plots have a lot of damage to their cabbage plants.

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Carefully remove no more than 20% of the plants leaves that are really bad looking and damage.

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These can go into the compost pile too.

Remember that these Organic pesticides only take care of small and not large caterpillars, so this step is very important. Drench your plants at the end of the day with a proper dilution of liquid Bt or Javeline with a couple of drops of Ivory detergent.

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Use any remaining product on your bean and tomato plants. 

 

‘Dwarf Cherry Surprise’ BHN 968 and ‘Ruby Crush’ Tomatoes

□ Are any tomatoes ready to be harvested today?

Remember to harvest them when they start showing any pink blushing as not to feed the mockingbirds.

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It’s probably too late to tuck most of your branches back into their cages as not to break or damage them.

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So, cut some small streamers from your plastic shopping bags and use them to tie the plants to the cage.  Check your plants really good for any caterpillars or other bad insects.

‘Sweet Slice’ Cucumber

□ Due to the unpredicted weather pattern, it’s best to under plant pea seeds (4×2) barely below the soil surface.

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Make sure your plants are not shading any of their neighbors. So, possibly cut some small streamers from your plastic shopping bags and use them to tie their trellises.

 

Check your plants several times throughout the day and destroy all cucumber beetles by tipping them out of the flower buds into your hand and smash them.

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Harvest all cucumbers that are ready today.

For the plots that seeded snow peas, they should all be up by today as today is the last day to reseed.

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Yellow Squash

□ Seek and destroy any cucumber beetles or caterpillars that might be on your plants.

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Drench your plants at the end of the day with a proper dilution of liquid Bt or Javeline with a couple of drops of Ivory detergent. Use any remaining product on your bean and tomato plants.

Bush Bean

□ Remove any insects or brown leaves off your plants.

Are any beans ready to be harvested today?

Are your beans ready to be tied up?

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Cilantro, Carrot, Leaf lettuce and Radishes

□ All your plants should be up by today. If not, ask why? Look at the other plots and Sections.

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Today is the last day to spot seed what is needed in your plot.

 

Today’s Junior Master Gardener Lesson was conducted by Bee Keeper James Bills on the

“The Importance of Honey Bees”.

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Remember our Compost Pile

Please don’t forget to feed our important lonesome Compost Pile!  Bring your used coffee grinds, used tea bag as well as green scraps from your kitchen.

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Thanks so much see you next Saturday

 

 

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