Archive | April, 2021

Flower Planting!

30 Apr

Jamie waters the salvia and African marigolds that his sister planted. Join us in the garden Saturday (May 1) 11 to 11:30am for more flower fun!

Join us to Transplant Flowers Fri + Sat

30 Apr
Snapdragons

Our GrowNYC plant sale order is in and there are snapdragons, cosmos, marigolds and more waiting to be planted! Join us today (Friday) 3-3:30pm or Saturday 11-11:30 am. RSVPs to cvearthlab@gmail.com are appreciated! Thank you.

Scenes From Bean and Potato Planting, 4.25.21

25 Apr
Potato planting!

Today, 3:00-3:30pm, Potato + Bean Planting!

25 Apr

Planting Activity This Sunday, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Save this time slot if you and/or your little ones want to help plant blue potatoes and purple long beans.

The beans will be Sister # 3 in the Three Sisters Garden. They will grow alongside the corn and squash.

Please let us know if you and yours plan to come so we can arrange for safe social distancing.

RSVP to cvearthlab@gmail.com.

Check out the latest schedule of upcoming gardening events here.

Garden Happenings: Late April Update

25 Apr

Subscribe for email notification from CVEarthlab.com to stay up to date on the latest Spring activities and offerings. This timeline lays out the planned order for time-sensitive springtime garden tasks. Dates and times may change based on weather.

Key Dates and Seasonal Targets to Note

Sunday April 25, 3 p.m. Potato & Bean Planting

Help plant Sister 3 of the Three Sisters Garden (beans) in the dedicated Three Sisters Garden bed; help plant blue seed potatoes.

Plant Sale Plant Distribution

Saturday May 1st, 10:00 am to 12noon

This is for people who pre-ordered kitchen herb pots (basil, parsley, dill) and lavender starts. Come to the garden to get’em!

Flower Transplanting

Fri Eve/Sat/Sunday (Ap 30, May 1st & 2nd)

After the flats of marigolds, coleus, snap dragons arrive from the GrowNYC plant sale, extra hands will be needed to care for and transplant the flowers into raised beds and containers around the garden. Lots of watering opportunities!

Wednesday Evenings in May

Gardeners will converge to discuss care for the seedlings started at March workshop, harden off tomatoes, and transplant. Bring your questions and seedlings to the garden. Roughly will be @5:30pm/ 6pm. Exact time TBD; In addition, we hope to do a Tuesday or Thursday as well.

Also in May: Opportunities to harvest sugar snap peas and various lettuces.

Late May, Early June

Transplant the tomatoes, peppers, and flowers we’ve been growing at home.

About CVEarthlab Garden: CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com. All residents are most welcome to plant with us!

Plant Potatoes & Beans This Sun 3pm

24 Apr

Planting Activity This Sunday, 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Save this time slot if you and/or your little ones want to help plant blue potatoes and purple long beans.

The beans will be Sister # 3 in the Three Sisters Garden. They will grow alongside the corn and squash.

Please let us know if you and yours plan to come so we can arrange for safe social distancing. RSVP to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Thanks!

Give a Seed, Take a Seed: Old Stone House’s 2021 Seed Swap

18 Apr

The Old Stone House at Washington Park (aka J.J. Byrne) held the first seed swap in a long time.

To donate, we brought several seeds, including: 15 packages of non organic vegetables, 4 envelopes of mixed sunflower seeds, and 8 bags of Sugar Snap Peas and Sugar Daddy Snap Peas.

In return, we took dried wild arugula and dried millet; packs for perennials, including comfrey, crazy daisy, butterfly milkweed and seeds for an annual called White Cypress vine.

We also received a live plant, Coreopsis tripteris, a perennial also known as tall coreopsis or tall tickseed.

CV’s Three Sisters Garden Is Underway!

13 Apr

Thanks to the 8 kids (and their parents) who came out to get the Three Sisters Garden started Saturday. We planted corn, the first sister of the three sisters garden, and put in some squash transplants.

Activities at CVEarthlab garden are open to all CV residents — with or without small children. Follow the blog via email to get information about happenings, and check out the calendar of upcoming events. We’ll be transplanting flowers and herbs the weekend of May 1st.

Upcoming Garden Activities & Events, Spring 2021

11 Apr

Subscribe for email notification from CVEarthlab.com to stay up to date on the latest activities and offerings. This timeline lays out the planned order of time-sensitive tasks. Dates and times may change based on weather.

Key Dates and Seasonal Targets to Note

Afternoon of Sat April 17th or Sun the 18th

Raised Bed Prep & Work Day

Put your hands in the dirt! We will fill the beds with soil and compost. Little hands needed for tilling!

Mid-April Strawberry Plant Transplanting & Potato Planting

TBD – Based on exactly when orders arrive

Week of April 26th

Plant Sister 2 of 3 Sisters Garden (Pole beans) For more–> The Three Sisters Garden

Plant Distribution

Saturday May 1st

This is for people who pre-ordered kitchen herb pots (basil, parsley, dill) and lavender starts. Come to the garden to get’em!

Flower Transplanting

Fri Eve/Sat/Sunday (Ap 30, May 1st & 2nd)

After the flats of marigolds, coleus, snap dragons arrive from the GrowNYC plant sale, extra hands will be needed to care for and transplant the flowers into raised beds and containers around the garden. Lots of watering opportunities!

Week of May 2nd

Plant Sister 3 of The 3 Sisters Garden: Squash

Wednesday Evenings in May

Gardeners will converge to discuss care for the seedlings started at March workshop, harden them off, and transplant. Bring your questions and seedlings to the garden. Roughly will be @5:30pm/ 6pm. Exact time TBD.

Also in May: Opportunities to harvest sugar snap peas and various lettuces.

Late May, Early June

Transplant the tomatoes, peppers, and flowers we’ve been growing at home.

About CVEarthlab Garden: CVEarthlab is a self-funded educational garden in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St. Learn more at CVEarthlab.com. All residents are most welcome to plant with us!

Last updated Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Sun Ap 18, Old Stone House: Seed Swap at 11am

9 Apr
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