Children’s Vegetable Garden (CVG): Week 9 (Oct 17, 2015)

The weather could not be better in the garden! The Green Growers started their day with an introduction from Sandra. She visited all our garden beds and assigned  the days replanting.

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New Zinnia

Green Growers continued maintenance chores and found there was a growing aphid population on their cucumber leaves. Master Gardeners were assigned the task of carefully applying the wash to the cucumber plants. Sandra identified a rouge amaranth plant growing like wild in our section! Nathan added how easily it was for this plant to spread seeds with high winds and nearby plants. They can grow over 6 ft. tall!

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We replanted Radish, Beet and Lettuce seeds. Since there are not many weeks left in our project this weekend was a great time to replant. The Children learned about separating the bunching onions and leaving one to start a new bunch! Maxi harvested a few tomatoes. There were a few Kholrabis that were ready to go! Sandra said that everything on the knolrabi is edible, “except the dirt!”.

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Our Green Growers  continued harvesting today. Angel had 2 cucumbers that weighed over 3 lbs.! . The yield for our bush beans was no much but we are hopeful that next week will be recipe trading time!

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Thank you Mary! She examined our sick cucumber plant in section 34. There may be a problem with how the plant was watered?  She took some pictures and looked for obvious holes where worms may have entered. Mary returned with a plan from David Rodriguez- CEA- Horticulturist for tExas A&M AGriLife Extension on how to rescue this one? No further watering was recommended and we will continue to watch.

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Next, Green Growers gathered for a Bingo activity hosted by JMG. Children were given a tour of the succulent plants in the Botanical Garden. There was a bingo game using questions about these plants and many prizes!

Here is Miguel giving the garden a smile!

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Our scarecrows are lined up and ready for Halloween!

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After all these activities it was time to clean up!

The gardeners are preparing for a large number of visitors next week! Our flowers are blooming and here is a look at what they are going to see!

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Visitors

Stephen

Stephen Reyna, Bexar County Master Gardeners

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