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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.

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See you at 6:30 tonite?

2 Mar
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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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6:30pm This Sat: Indoor Planting Event

26 Feb

 

All are welcome to join CVEarthlab gardeners to start seeds in the community room Saturday evening!
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 for Saturday’s event are due to cvearthlab@gmail.com by Friday. Please let us know by Thursday if you need help with supplies!
Find more details on CVEarthlab.com

Related: Spring Happenings

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Did you vote yet? Click thru to choose favorite flowers! https://wordpress.com/post/cvearthlab.com/4533

24 Feb

Spring Happenings: Upcoming Activities, Events To Note

3 Feb

Bookmark this page and check back for updates on specific times. See also CVEarthlab google calendar*.

Friday March 29th: Lettuce and arugula broadcasting**  6:00pm to 6:16pm

Sunday, April 7th: CV EarthDay Fest (possible weed pull and toss event **)

Mid March:  Weekend workday to direct sow early veg, prep

Mid to late April:  Watering on schedule starts

April 27 or 28 (or both days of weekend):   Workday to transplant flowers, herbs (from GrowNYC plant sale)**

Wed May 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd: “May Wednesdays” Gardeners converge outside from 6-7pm to water, answer seedling, transplant questions. **

Early June: Tomato transplanting, staking

Early to Mid-June: Spring Celebration/ Strawberries + Salad Tasting

*Don’t miss any gardening opportunities! If you use a gmail calendar, subscribe to CVEarthlab google calendar by clicking cal icon on CVEarthlab.com (This is not the same as following the blog via email notifications, which is also recommended. Subscribing means CVEarthlab events appear on your google cal.)

** especially fun and kid-friendly

Join Us For An Indoor Seed-Starting Workshop on Sat 3.2 at 6:30pm

3 Feb

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Free Planting Workshop

Saturday March 2nd, 6:30-7:45pm 

 

 

On the evening of Saturday, March 2nd, CVEarthlab will host a seed-starting workshop in the community room at 230 Jay St.  Join us!

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.  All are welcome; 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 evening sessions in the garden to help new gardeners hard-off baby plants and prepare them for transplant. More details to come.blogger-image-471735662

Related: Vote For Your Favorite Flower!

Correction: Workshop is Sat March 2nd

25 Jan

March 2nd, 6:30pm: Save the Date For a Seed-Starting Workshop

 

Sorry for the misinformation!

 

March 2nd, 6:30pm: Save the Date For a Seed-Starting Workshop

25 Jan

On the evening of Saturday March 2nd, CVEarthlab will host a seed-starting workshop in the community room.  Join us!

As in years before, the garden committee will provide seeds and help participants create sub-irrigated planters from upcycled plastic bottles.  All are welcome; 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).

Free Indoor Seed-Starting Workshop

When: Saturday March 2nd, 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Where: Community room at 230 Jay Street

Most plants started at this workshop will be ready for transplant in May and June.  We plant to hold weekly evening sessions in the garden to help others hard-off baby plants and prepare them for transplant. More details to come.

Get Psyched for Spring!

You can vote on your favorite flowers here so we can try to have  popular seeds at the workshop.  What’ Your Favorite Flower? Poll

 

Vote For Your Favorite Flowers!

20 Jan

Time to think Spring! CVEarthlab core members will order seeds for the Indoor Planting Workshop on March 2nd , and we’d like input from committee members.

What Flowers Should We Grow?

You are welcome to check as many boxes as you’d like. The poll requires an email registration; you are welcome to send feedback to CVEarthlab@gmail.com if that is preferable. Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion!

Scenes From Sachet Workshop, December 2018

19 Jan

Check out pictures from the sachet-making workshop in early December. To upcycle dried lavender, lemon balm and other herbs harvested at the end of the 2018 season, the garden committee hosted an intimate and fun event.  About 11 attendees made a total of 35+ fragrant sachets.

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Next time we hold a pre-holiday sachet workshop, harvesting and drying herbs before October will allow us to do the crafting several weeks before Hanakkuh and Christmas, hopefully accommodating more participants.

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