Archive | March, 2020

Impromptu Gardening!

13 Mar

The kids helped prep the bed for sugar snap pea planting, and checked on the resident worms.

Planters Made, Seeds Started

9 Mar

Thanks to everyone who came out for the seed-starting workshop on Friday.    We made about 18 planters and planted seeds for tomatoes, peppers, borage, calendula, and zinnia. Stay tuned for more events, including a work day to prep outside beds, and an afternoon to direct sow sugar snap peas, in the coming weeks.  For more information on home care for sub-irrigated/ self-watering planters, click here.

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Seed-Starting Workshop Is 6pm Tonite (Friday)

5 Mar

Reminder to RSVP if you are coming to the Seed-Starting Workshop this Friday, March 6th, in the community room from 6pm to 7pm.

Please join us!

Spring is just around the corner.  At this indoor planting workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds (inside the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St.).

Residents of All-Ages Are Welcome!

All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to participate.

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How the Seed-Starting Workshop Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance. You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  A suggested donation of $2., and an RSVP are requested.

Hint: We’ve found that the design and plastic thickness of Vintage brand one-liter seltzer bottles work best for planters.

Thanks!

Plant With Us This Friday

1 Mar

The Seed-Starting Workshop is this Friday! The event will take place on March 6th from 6pm to 7pm in the community room.

Join us!

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At this indoor workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds.

It’s An Event for All-Ages

All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to attend the workshop and plant with us!

How the Seed-Starting Workshop Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance.

You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  A suggested donation of $2., and an RSVP are requested

See images from previous workshops here.

Thank you!

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