Archive | March, 2019

6pm Tonite! Arugula and Lettuce Planting

29 Mar

Bring kids or friends to dig and broadcast (throw) seeds this evening from 6 to 6:15pm. Hope to see you!

If you’d like more info about upcoming planting events, please see our Spring schedule. Thanks.  -Denise


Sunday at 4:15pm: Plant With Us!

23 Mar

clairePeaPlantThanks to Leo and Claire (left) we got more sugar snap peas into the soil Friday!

Next Planting Session Sunday 4:15pm – 4:30pm

But there’s still more planting to do!  Come to the garden Sunday at 4:15pm for snap pea and arugula broadcasting (aka throwing seeds).  Kids who want to help till and rake soil will be needed from 4:15 to 4:30pm. All are welcome to participate.

Spring is springing!

Pea Planting Is This Eve

22 Mar

6pm to 615pm


Pea Planting Postponed to Fri 6pm

21 Mar

Its too wet and chilly, so we’ll try for a snap pea planting session tomorrow, Friday, at 6pm.

Kids will have an opportunity to dig and rake soil, as well as plant a few seeds.  There will be lots of worms thanks to the rain!.

Come to the garden at 6pm Friday – we’ll work from 6:00pm to 6:15pm – short and sweet. Thanks!  -Denise

We’ll do another succession planting session on Sunday…More details to come.

Thursday 6pm Planting (weather permitting)

20 Mar

If it isn’t raining, I will host a quick snap pea planting session Thursday at 6pm.

Kids will have an opportunity to dig and rake soil, as well as plant a few seeds.  There will be worms.

Come to the garden at 6pm Thursday – we’ll work from 6:00pm to 6:15pm – short and sweet. Thanks!  -Denise

Next session should be Sunday…More details to come.

Snap Pea Seeds Are In the Soil!

17 Mar

diggersMarch17IMG_32861Five kids came down to sow snap pea seeds this afternoon.  We tilled the soil, examined and relocated some worms. and dropped at least 12-15 seeds into holes.


Now the seeds are under row cover, germinating.  We’ll check back for sprouts soon!



Thanks to Judith and Sandi, the garden is ready for some planting. Join me Sunday from 415pm to 430pm to direct sow some sugar snap peas! Thx. —Denise

16 Mar

Seeds Are Sprouting!

10 Mar

Thanks to the residents who kicked off the season with a seed-starting session last weekend, we’re seeing some early results. But first, see snapshots from the planting workshop Saturday March 3rd.


Fast forward to Friday, February 8. Claire and Leo’s calendula planters are plentiful (busy).  The tomatoes that Mike and Benji planted started to sprout Saturday morning, less than one week post-planting.

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What’s everyone else got?

With luck, we’ll be able to prep the raised beds and direct sow snap pea seeds outside later this month.

See you at 6:30 tonite?

2 Mar

The snow scarecrow wants YOU to know we’re starting tomatoes and flowers tonite.

Stop by the planting event, even if you don’t have supplies — we will try to accommodate everyone who is interested!  Thanks.  -Denise, Shari, Sandy and Judith.


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Today at 6:30pm – Plant with us!

2 Mar

Even though there is snow on the ground, we are thinking spring!!!

All are welcome to join CVEarthlab gardeners to start seeds in the community room TODAY!
Free Planting Workshop
Saturday March 2nd, 6:30-7:45pm in the 230 Jay St Community room

Flowers, Tomatoes, and More!
As in years before, the garden committee will provide seeds and help participants create sub-irrigated planters from upcycled plastic bottles. Please bring your own organic potting soil if you plan to transplant into the CVEarthlab garden (we use only non-GMO seeds and organic materials). If you’d like to plant in self-watering planters, please try to bring empty seltzer bottles.
Most flowers and plants started at this workshop will be transplanted in May and June. During May, we plan to hold weekly Wed evening sessions in the garden to help new gardeners hard-off baby plants and prepare them for transplant.
RSVPs due to Please let us know if you need help with supplies!
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