Archive | May, 2021

Seedling Care Session This Sat, 10:15 am

7 May

Before we transplant the tomato seedlings from our window sills into the ground, we have to harden them off. It takes a week to ten days to prepare the young plants to live outdoors.

Learn how to get your plants ready at a follow up session for the March workshop.

Join us!

We’ll be out in the garden Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday

  • Saturday, May 8th, 10:15am to 10:45am
  • Monday, May 10th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 12th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

(Rain date: Friday, May 14th @5:30pm)

You can also learn more about morning and evening garden care duties. We’re building a schedule and will need volunteers to spend 10 minutes in the garden each morning or evening. We’ll be looking for people to commit to, say, Tuesday mornings, during the end of May and full month of June. Morning tasks will include kid-friendly, light watering work. Stay tuned for more specifics! Thank you.


Get Seedlings Ready for Transplant!

6 May

Seed-starters around CV are wondering, when will we transplant our seedlings?

Soon! But first, we need to begin to harden them off and slowly get the baby plants accustomed to the outdoor conditions. This takes a while — 7 to 10 days for tomatoes.

Learn how to harden off tomatoes, prep flowers for transplant, and get questions answered at these sessions:

  • Saturday, May 8th, 10:15am to 10:45am
  • Monday, May 10th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 12th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

(Rain date: Friday, May 14th @5:30pm)

Join us!

Bring your seedlings, and your questions! You can also learn how to do morning and evening garden care duties. (Soon we will build a weekly volunteer schedule for rest of May and all of June. Consider if there is a regular morning or evening that you can commit to 10 minutes of simple garden work)

And the baby arugula looks ready to harvest!

RSVPs to will be appreciated!

No Seedling-Care Session This Eve (Wed May 5)

5 May

It’s too wet to hold a follow up session from the Seed-Starting Workshop. Join us next week, Wed May 12, from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the garden to talk about transitioning your seedling from self-irrigated planter to the garden.

Urgent seedling question? Send it to Generally, it is too soon to transplant anything started at the workshop but if you are eager you can prepare the baby for hardening off by putting it near an open window for a couple of hours a day. This will help the plant prepare for its transition outside to live among the elements.

Learn more about hardening off tomatoes and other plants here:

Preparing Tomato Plants for Transplanting

We may transplant flowers or do other garden work Saturday morning. Stay tuned, and pls plan to join us on Wed May 12th at 5:30pm. Thank you.

Wed May 5, First Garden Wednesday In May 2021

4 May

Calling all seed-starters!

If you joined our March workshop to start seedlings, you may have questions! Bring them down to the garden @530pm on a Wednesday evening this month.

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 this Wed May 5th. We’ll be out 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Also in May: Opportunities to harvest various lettuces.

Join us!

RSVPs to will be appreciated!

Herb Fundraiser Pickup, Planting Events This Weekend

2 May

Saturday was busy in the garden, as plant sale customers picked up herbs and kids transplanted flowers. Today, Sunday, is the last opportunity to pick up unclaimed orders (we dont have room to hold them). We will hold a flower transplanting session around 330/4pm pending interest. RSVP to or post a comment here. Thank you!

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