Guess the Plant: What Is Shown Sprouting/ Shooting Up in These Photos?

18 Apr

Name the CV property plant that is sprouting out of the earth now. I don’t have all the answers for these 7 pics… Put your best guess in comments, please.  Thx.  -Denise

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Plant #1 (Hint: Growing in bed by dog run).

Plant 2

#2 (Hint: This annual flower re-seeds itself).

Plant #3

#3 (Hint: This perennial is an early spring bloomer that spreads easily.)

Plant #4

4. (Hint: This is emerging with other non-edible plants and flowers near dog run).

Plant 5

#5 (Hint: Several of these classic perennials are coming up in play area.)

Plant #6

6. (Hint: This plant seems to have spread into the phlox.)

Plant #7

7. Hint: This plant is a non-edible, native perennial, located in bed near dog run.

Update on Injured Cat

16 Apr

A garden member has contacted Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition, Inc (Cat Cafe folks) and they will attempt to help the cat today.   Thanks!

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Squatter!

16 Apr

Do you know this kitty?

I’ve seen this young cat around CV over the past few weeks, and yesterday I found her in the garden.  She’s injured — her right eye is damaged — and is not afraid of people.

If you know of any CVers who are trying to rescue her, pls put me in touch.  I don’t have email addresses for the phone numbers of the animal lovers I usually see regularly while gardening, but want to let them know she’s hanging out in the (locked) play area.

I’m guessing she was abandoned and hasn’t been outside on her own for too long.  Thanks.  -Denise

 

Mother Nature Persists

12 Apr

 

Early April blooms in and around the garden.

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, and Happy Spring!

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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!

ISO Seltzer Bottles For Seed Starting Planters

22 Feb

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Do you drink seltzer?

CVEarthlab gardeners would like to upcycle your empty 1-liter plastic seltzer bottles.  If you’re got any to spare,  we will convert them into sub-irrigated, self-watering planters at the seed-starting workshop Friday March 6th.

To donate your bottles, send an email to cvearthlab@gmail.com. Tell us your building number, and we’ll pick up your bottles after you leave them with your doorman.  Thank you in advance!

Indoor Workshop Is Friday, March 6th

All residents are invited to attend the workshop and plant with us!  At 6pm, in the community room, we will start seedlings. The garden committee 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).  An RSVP, and a suggested donation of $2. for materials, is requested for each participant.

To see photos from last year’s workshop, click here.

We hope you’ll join us.  – Denise, Judith, Sandy, and Shari, Core garden committee members

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It’s Almost Time To Start Tomatoes

9 Feb

The 2020 Seed-Starting Workshop will take place on Friday, March 6th from 6pm to 7pm in the community room. Join us!

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.

Indoorseedstart

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

How It 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).  Donations and RSVPs are appreciated.

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See images from previous workshops here.

The final frost is forecast for early April, which means we’ll be able to start prepping outdoor beds and planting snap pea seeds in mid March.

Daylight savings time starts Sunday March 8th,  it’s time to THINK SPRING!

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