Do some work on your own, or come to the organized work days
The next work day is this Sunday, July 26th, at 12:00 PM!
-big lettuce heads, and remove (this is important, as they are getting bitter)
-beans (pull individual stems off of plant to allow for new growth)
-tomatoes and peppers as they become ripe (cut off with scissors or pruner)
-broccoli before the buds open
-radish (when it gets to 1 inch in diameter)
-beets (when they are at least 2 inches in diameter)
-herbs, as needed, make sure plant is at least 6 inches tall
-swiss chard (pull outer leaves off, or harvest entire plant while leaving the center heart)
-raspberries and strawberries, make sure they are fully ripe!
-thin carrots (and eat, of course!)
-all three plots, focusing on the north east plot
-always focus on areas near vegetable plantings
-when you aren't sure if something is a weed, it's better to be safe than sorry
3)Plant Fall Crops in open spaces after harvesting lettuce, etc, and mark planted area:
*note: We have some of these seeds, in a bag in one of the sheds to the right of the Pupin entrance. But we need to acquire the rest of them, from volunteers (you guys), farmers at the farmers market, and seed companies who might be willing to send older seeds that they are not selling any more.*
4) help compost! mix dry materials like shredded newspaper and brown paper into the back compost bin, which is way too wet. The best thing to do is probably to dump it out on a tarp, mix it up with the dry materials, and then put it back in the bin.
5) remove aphids on artichoke (http://www.gardeningknowhow.
We encourage you to get out there and get some of this stuff done individually, on your free-time, or come to the next work session at the garden, this SUNDAY AT 12 PM!
Hard work pays off!
And a pepper too!