Archive | May, 2016
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Butterfly Sighting On CV Grounds!

29 May

I saw this Red Admiral and his friend frolicking on the path in between 195 Adams and 215 Adams Streets. It’s the same area I’ve seen early season butterflies for the last couple seasons.  Keep your eyes peeled for caterpillars!  –DeniseIMG_8315

Tomato (and Other!) Seedlings — Come One, Come All!!

25 May

feb 2016 seedling plantingIt’s time! If you have tomato (or other) seedlings that we planted at the February seedling event that you’d like to transplant into the Children’s Play Area Garden, your seedlings need to come out and be COUNTED! That’s right, we need to make sure we have the space we need.

Please bring your seedlings out to the garden and leave them under the flower pockets, inside the garden along the green fence. And please also post a comment in response to this post here on the blog about what and how much you’ve brought out (I believe you can post comments as a guest if you’re not a WordPress member). The weather is warm enough that you can leave them outside, so no worries there.

Thanks, and looking forward to some transplanting in the next week!

Preparing Tomato Plants for Transplanting

18 May

Today I started “hardening off” the two tomatoes that I started from seed earlier this year.  If you too have tomatoes in your window, you’ll want to get them ready to move outside.

I’m aiming to get mine in the ground by Memorial Day weekend, so I’ll spend the next 6 to 9 days gradually exposing them to the outdoor air, light and temperatures before they go into the garden bed.

Shari shares this guide to hardening-off tomatoes:

http://www.tomatodirt.com/harden-off.html

. I have some flowers, too, but I’m assuming they aren’t as complicated as fruit-bearing tomatoes to toughen up.

Who else has tomatoes, and how many? We should think abtomato-seedlingout what is going where in the small garden, so we don’t end up with too many tomatoes!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

16 May

Many thanks to the residents who came out yesterday for our Second Annual Pollinator Appreciation Fundraiser!  Your continued generosity, interest and overall support means so much! All of our plants, pollinators, flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruits would not be a part of CV without you! We look forward to a bountiful season and we can’t wait to host a harvest potluck party soon.

Sincerely,

Alison, Ansley, Deb, Denise, Judith, Sandy & Shari  

The Core CVEarthlab.com Group
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6:30pm Tonight: Pollinator Party!

15 May

 

Despite the weird weather conditions, we’re having our Pollinator Appreciation Fundraiser this evening from 630pm to 8pm in the play area behind 195 Adams Street.

Please come! All residents are welcome to join us for garden tours, the hanging of the hummingbird feeder, light refreshments and more.

Learn more about community garden membership (and operational costs) at CVEarthlab.com. Thank you for considering enjoying and supporting the CVEarthlab educational garden.

Party RSVPs due to cvearthlab@gmail.com by 1pm today  Sunday 5.15. (Its very helpful to know, especially, how many children will (or hope to) attend so we have enough garden-related goodies for them.)

We hope you will contribute to this fundraiser. If you’d like to contribute to the party, too, seltzer, wine, crackers or clean up help will be appreciated. Thank you!

-Denise, Deb, Ansley, Shari, Alison, Judith & Sandy, The Core Garden Group

 

 

 

 

Pollinator Party Resked’d For Sun 630pm

13 May

Forecast calls for rain (and possible thunderstorms) this evening, so we’re rescheduling the Pollinator Appreciation Party.

It will be held this SUNDAY MAY 15th, at 630pm, in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams Street.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

All residents are welcome to join us for garden tours, the hanging of the hummingbird feeder, light refreshments and more.

Learn more about community garden membership (and operational costs) at CVEarthlab.com.

NEW PARTY DATE & TIME: Sunday May 15th from 630pm to 8pm.

Thank you for considering enjoying and supporting the CVEarthlab educational garden. Party RSVPs due tocvearthlab@gmail.com by noon Sunday 5.15.

Thank you! -Denise & The Core Garden Group

This Friday: Pollinator Appreciation Party

10 May

Join us in the garden behind 195 Adams St. for the 2nd Annual Pollinator Appreciation Party on Friday May 13th at 630pm. We will hang the hummingbird feeder, and there will be light refreshments, garden tours and butterfly love! Learn more about community garden membership (and operational costs) at CVEarthlab.com.  Thank you for considering enjoying and supporting the CVEarthlab educational garden. Party RSVPs due to cvearthlab@gmail.com by noon Friday. In case of inclement weather the event will be rescheduled for another time soon (likely over the weekend). Thank you! -Denise & The Core Garden GroupPollinatorParty-2016.ai (1)

Related:  Garden Safety; 2016 CVEarthLab Garden Map

Herbs are planted!

9 May

Herbs are in and tomatoes will be there in the next few weeks!

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Reminder that the Pollinator Party is this Friday, 5/13!

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