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Chill Protection, Hardware Cloth Progress

28 Apr

G and I covered the flowers in row cover and tucked them away from the wind, inside the beds… We cut and installed landscape fabric w (1/2 inch opening) into bed #9, adding 3 bags of soil.

The tighter weave on the 1/4 inch hardware cloth is much harder to maneuver, but we managed to fit it inside the standing bed and are weighing it down to see how much it needs to be trimmed. See pics below.

Now that we have a working tool (thanks Tom!!!) we can move forward…. We need to buy a little more of the 1/2 inch galvanized steel hardware cloth for the other 3-4 beds.

Working to do list is here, but with so much rain in the forecast it might be a day or two before we can do much work in the garden. -DM


Check out our Marigold Garland!

29 Oct

Look what AJ and Denise made with the marigold flower heads from the garden!

As we worked to winterize the garden, we picked the various marigold flowers that were in full bloom.

We pushed a needle and thread through each flower head and then hung the homegrown streamer to add a festive vibe for Sunday’s Halloween celebration.

With luck they will last until November 1st and 2nd for Dia de Meurtos or the Day of the Dead.

Happy Halloween!


Late July Flowers and Fruit

6 Aug

Blossoms & Fruits: Weekend Highlights, End of June 2022

26 Jun
Lavender flower
Grape tomato
Swamp milkweed
Cucumber flower
New plantings in play area shade garden

Related: See Garden Photos From June 2021

Mid-June Blooms, 2022

20 Jun

Clockwise, from top left: Wild bergamot or Bee balm (monarda fistulosa); false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides); thai basil; Joe Pye weed (Eutrochium purpureum); swamp or pink milkweed (Asclepias incarnata).

End-of-May Flowers Brighten CV Grounds

1 Jun

Check out the Pretty Portaluca!

11 May

Save the Date: Seed-Starting Workshop to Be Held Saturday, April 9th

28 Mar

Please join us to start tomatoes, flowers, peppers and more.

Event will take place outdoors, in the children’s play area behind 195 Adams St.

Raindate will be Sunday April 10th.

Watch and Buildinglink for more details. 

Help Make the Garden Happen This Year!

27 Mar

The garden committee is looking to expand! Are you interested in being more involved with planning, fundraising, running activities and troubleshooting?

Maybe you are more of a worker bee, who can step up once or twice a week to do one of many small daily tasks required, such as watering or checking the irrigation timer? We need you too!

Garden Activities Upcoming In April

This April, we hope to hold a seed-starting workshop, snap pea planting activities, flower transplanting and more — but we cannot do these things without community participation and volunteers.

Your Help Is Needed!

CVEarthlab is a self-funded, community vegetable garden open to all residents of Concord Village, with or without small children. We welcome all ages and all experience levels. Over the years we’ve found that the more people who participate, the easier and more fun it is. Teamwork makes the dream work!

Please send an email to for more information.

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Tiger Laeta Viola Seeds Belong on the Shopping List

8 Jan

These edible flowers look gorgeous!

Learn (and see) more here

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