Archive | June, 2018

What To Pick and Eat Now

30 Jun

Bee balm, aka Monarda, sprouts an edible flower.

Borage, with its small blue glow, also has petals you can eat.

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Borage flowers

Hot weather means the sweet pea season will be over soon — grab one now!

Alpine strawberries are small but sweet. Spearmint and peppermint, in pots around the garden, are almost always available.

Coming soon: Patty pan squash, tomatoes, ground cherries, cucumbers and more!

Related: The watering schedule is available.  Go to the signup to volunteer for a specific date.

Thanks!

New + Improved Garden Watering Schedule Is Now Live

29 Jun

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We heard that the watering instructions were a tad overwhelming — so they’ve been simplified! Check them out when you go to the Signup Genius to volunteer to water the garden. (Or scroll down 🙂 )

Denise will do a demo tonight, Friday, at 6:45 pm.  Stop by!

Watering is easy, relaxing, and kid-friendly. Sign up now : Choose as many days as you can; the schedule gives some instructions; generally, just know that it’s better to water early or later in the day (not mid-day), just because more water will soak in.

It’s a great way to help out, and an easy commitment . . . and we have some open slots this week, so if you’re around, please help!

Thanks!  –Denise, Shari, Judith and Sandy, Core Garden Committee Group

Updated Watering Instructions:  What to do on your days?  Check the weather and — assuming it isn’t about to rain or hasn’t just rained — turn on the hose water with valve on left. Chose the SHOWER or CENTER setting on spray nozzle.

As you move around the garden, you can confirm beds and pots need more water by sticking your finger in the soil to see if it’s wet 4 to 6 inches down.  If it’s very damp, you can skip watering.  If it’s not, water deeply — you’ll want to soak the ground, not the leaves!  Plants in containers need to be watered when the soil is dry about 3 inches down.  

After you’ve tended to all the beds, containers, window boxes, turn off water. Still confused?  More detailed watering instructions are on the website!  

 

The Summer Watering Schedule Is Live!

24 Jun

Sign up to water the garden, please!

It’s easy, relaxing, and kid-friendly.

The online schedule has been updated and you can sign up now : Choose as many days as you can; the schedule gives some instructions; generally, just know that it’s better to water early or later in the day (not mid-day), just because more water will soak in.

It’s a great way to help out, and an easy commitment . . . and we have some open slots this week, so if you’re around, please help!

Thanks.

Thanks For A Wonderful Strawberries + Salad Party!

16 Jun

We were humbled and thrilled to see so many new faces at Friday night’s gathering in the CV children’s play area.  Thank you for celebrating the garden with us at our first Strawberries & Salad Tasting.  The event was well-attended by some 50 Concord Village residents of all ages, and the garden committee is very grateful for the libations, financial donations, and great company! -Denise, Shari, Sandy, Judith CVEarthlab Core Garden Members

 

 

See You Tonight For STRAWBERRIES + SALAD in the Garden!

15 Jun

The Fireflies will be there!

6:30 to 8:00 pm inside the Children’s Play Area behind 195 Adams Street.

Bring a beverage to share!

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The snap peas are poppin’

13 Jun

Come see our first harvest Friday at 630 at the Garden Tasting Party!

Have you sampled herbs from the standing planter behind 225 Adams? The herbs are there for everyone!

11 Jun

Caterpillars on the parsley are growing fast. Check out the standing bed near 270 Jay.

9 Jun

What bird is this that Warner saw?

3 Jun

This was taken just this afternoon through our window — of the big tree in the children’s play area:

What do you think?

  • Peregrine falcon?
  • Red-tailed hawk?
  • Something else?

Vote in the comments because I can’t figure out how to insert a poll!

Lots of butterfly larva on parsley in bed near 270 Jay.

3 Jun
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