Week 10: July 8 to July 13 – Fresh Peas and a Field Trip

Topics:

  • Succession planting

Summary of the Week:

  • Enjoyed a potluck with the Visiting Nurses Association
  • Weeded many areas in the garden
  • First use of the new Community Teaching Garden shed
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It’s all smiles at the garden, especially when you are done weeding.

The Community Teaching Garden students started the week by accepting the kind invitation by the Visiting Nurses Association to join their potluck on Monday night at the Ethan Allen Homestead garden site. With a mix of kids and adults from the VNA and CTG, there was lots of delicious food and garden stories to share. After enjoying the mix of foods on a beautiful summer evening, we listened as Denise spoke about succession planting. Succession planting is important to keep in mind when planning your garden at the start of the summer and after you have been able to harvest several crops. Succession planting keeps your garden full and is an efficient way to use all of the space your garden has to offer. Keep in mind that some crops complement each other better than others and should be planted in succession. Despite the heavy rain that has caused some damage to their gardens, the VNA gardeners’ spirits were still up and they gave the teaching garden students a tour of their garden beds and favorite plants to grow. The Community Teaching Garden students enjoyed the field trip and were very grateful to the VNA gardeners!

After a field trip and a few days away from the Tommy Thompson site, the gardeners came back to a brand new shed; built just for the Community Teaching Garden. The new shed now holds all of our tools or other garden needs and is accessible to all teaching garden students! After checking out the new shed, the class was able to stick it out on a gorgeous, breezy night that was almost bug-free and weed until the sun was close to setting.

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Students dotted the garden to weed before the bugs came out.

There are lots of healthy plants to admire this week at the Community Teaching Garden between the individual plots and shared beds. Check out our progress!

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Winter Squash.
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Leeks.
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Sweet Pepper.
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Hot Pepper.

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