March 23rd Update

posted Mar 23, 2015, 9:03 PM by John Fisher
Hi Friends,

Lot's going on in the garden these days.

  • On Monday's we have been working on trying to weed the area by the back fence. 
  • We took on weeding the raspberries today- a bit more to do
  • We removed some netting from onions and peas in bed 10 - we will see how that goes. 
  • More radishes were planted in bed 11.
  • Jenna sowed some six packs of lettuce so that we may have some more to plant after spring break.
  • We applied fertilizer to the fruit trees and mulched them with the favas that were growing around them. (I hope that wasn't a project in progress)
  • Lots of tree dahlia has been potted up and cuttings of the tall red humming bird sage have been taken and kids will pot them up in the weeks to come. 
  • I would like to request that we let the red flowering favas in bed 10 to go to seed so that we can save some and eat some.

On the horizon: 
The close of the great snail hunt-the idea of having lower IS win is a great one but they are half the size of the 3/4 class. We could fudge the numbers a bit or give double point collection times for the k/1 kids. I am good with whatever you all want to do.

I am still waiting to hear back from teachers regarding the week of May 18th for the garden tea. I will follow up with them. 

I plan to remove the dahlias that have been planted in the past and replace with new dahlias. I believe the dahlias that were donated to us had Dahlia Mosiac Virus.

I will look into getting some garden laborers to come and dig out the last pestering patch of kukuya grass by the back fence and green house.

I hope to find some parent volunteers to help rebuild the lath house roof. With donated lumber from Big Creek it could be real affordable.

I will connect with parents club once play is over to discuss setting up online donations for the garden and discussing increased funds for Jenna to teach 3/4 next year.

kikuyu grass  is native to the region of East Africa that is home to the Kĩkũyũ tribe.
It can climb over other plant life, shading it out and producing herbicidal toxins that kill competing plants.[1] It prevents new sprouts of other species from growing, may kill small trees and can choke ponds and waterways.

Kikuyugrass is capable of sustained shoot growth rates exceeding 1 inch per day