Archive | May, 2017

Garden work today (5.27) at 3:30pm

27 May

It’s a beautiful day for planting and garden work.  We will be out for about an hour starting at 3:30pm today (Sat. 5.27) planting and doing some clean up, please join us if you are around!

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Jay St flowers bloom

21 May

Sunflower Planters

21 May

Tonite at 7pm: Tomato Transplanting

20 May

Meet in the garden behind 195 Adams St (inside the children’s play area) at 7pm this evening.  Please bring the tomato seedlings that you started inside at our March workshop.

If you started tomatoes but can’t make it, please be sure to email cvearthlab@gmail.com so we know to save room for your plants.

If time allows, we may plant sunflowers, too. Thanks!  –Denise + the CV Earthlab core group

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Tomato Transplant Event: 7pm Sat 5.20

19 May

Bring out the seedlings that you started inside at our March workshop and we’ll transplant them into the garden.

If you’ve been hardening off your seedlings this week, they should be ready.

Meet in the garden behind 195 Adams St (inside the children’s play area) at 7pm on Saturday evening.  If time allows, we may plant sunflowers, too.

In case of rain, we’ll do this Sunday at noon. Thanks!  –Denise + the CV Earthlab core group

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Pinwheels are up in the beds to help deter squirrels and their digging.

16 May

Harden Off Your Tomatoes!

14 May

It’s that time of year…Time to get the tomato plants (that were started inside) ready for transplant!
In general, plants are prepped for transplant by being exposed to the outdoor elements at increasingly longer durations each day for about one week. Start now to get your tomato plants ready to go into the ground next weekend. At first, leave them outside in the shade for just a few hours…Find detailed instructions here.

We hope to hold a transplant event this weekend, on Saturday evening or Sunday, depending on the forecast.  But since it’s going to be in the 70s this week, and Memorial Day is the following weekend, the plants need to be planted.

Watch this space for more info, and get your tomatoes ready to go into the ground!

Planting today @ 6pm (5/12)

12 May

We are going to get more flowers and herbs in the ground ahead the predicted wet weekend weather.  Join us outside in the CV garden area @ 6pm today!

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Zinnia — May 2013

Gardening Is On For 4pm Today

7 May
Unless it is raining heavily, we’ll hold more planting activities today at 4pm.  Join CVEarthlab gardeners in the garden (located inside the Children’s Play Area, behind 195
Adams St.) to transplant marigolds and other flowers and do light weeding.

There may be drizzle, but that’s a great condition for transplanting and pulling up weeds!  Event will last about one hour, from 4pm to 5pm.

If you have seedlings from February’s seed-starting event, you may want to bring fast-growing tomatoes or other plants to “step them up” to larger pots.  Leftover organic soil from the seed-starting event is in the garden — bring your own pot — you’ll bring it back home after transplanting the plant.

Learn more about the CVEarthlab at cvearthlab.com   Thanks!

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Planting Event Is On For 2pm Today!

6 May
Want to sow some arugula seeds this afternoon?
Come down to the garden (behind 195 Adams Street, inside the Children’s Play Area,) at 2pm.  All residents are invited to help plant seeds, transplant flowers, basil and other herbs. Depending on the turnout, we may even find + flag dandelions for weeding. Family-friendly fun!
Please tell us if you think you will come by sending a message to cvearthlab@gmail.com.

If you have seedlings from the seed-starting event in Feb, you may want to bring fast-growing tomatoes or other plants to “step them up” to larger pots.  Leftover organic soil from the seed-starting event is in the garden — bring your own pot — you’ll bring it back home after transplanting the plant.

In case of heavy rain, we’ll move the activities to Sunday May 7th at 4pm.  Learn more about the CVEarthlab.com, the garden located in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St at cvearthlab.com   Thanks!

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