Children’s Vegetable Garden (CVG): Week 8 (October 10, 2015)

Welcome to week 8 at the Children’s Vegetable Garden! This week we were on bug patrol and weed maintenance. All of our Fall crops have been planted and are looking good.

  • ‘Tycoon’ and BHN 968 Cherry Tomatoes
  • ‘Cheers’ Cabbage
  • ‘Green Magic’ Broccoli
  • ‘Snow Crown’ Cauliflower
  • ‘Kolibri’ Purple Kohlrabi
  • Bunching Onions
  • ‘Sweet Slice’ Cucumber
  • ‘Provider’ Bush Beans
  • Fall Marigolds and Zinnias
  • ‘Babybeat’ Beets
  • ‘Santo’ Cilantro
  • ‘Nelson’ Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Lettuce

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We found several of these Cucumber Beetles Aphids and Leaf-footed nymphs. We just gently rubbed them off the leaves.

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We didn’t find any Cabbage Loopers, but we knew they had been there by the looks of these cabbage leaves.

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We were sure to leave the good guys,though. We found plenty of lady bugs and lacewing eggs and adults.

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The garden was full of life and it was so amazing to see all the garden working together.

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We harvested any cucumbers and gave the garden a good drink of water.

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Our students decorated pumpkins is the spirit of the Fall season and leaned about how pumpkins originated in Mexico and then were brought to North America. It is said that at the first Thanksgiving, the pumpkin pie served was made out of a carved out pumpkin filled with cream, and originally pumpkins were very fibrous and were used as mats!

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Keep working hard in your garden and get ready for a good harvest this year!

 

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