On Sunday, there will be a garden meeting after service in the library. Please be there at 11:15a. Depending on how long it goes, we may defer picking to Wednesday.
On Wednesday, picking, weeding and possibly watering will begin at 5:30p.
Rain gauge read 0.3 inches
Today, Sunday, was the second lesson in the garden for Children’s Worship.
QMPC’s Summer 2017 STEAM’IN in the GARDEN!
After prayer, they read from the GREEN Bible: Matthew 22:36-39, and went into the lesson plan for the day which included cameras as the technology.
The meeting went well. Thank you all for coming.
Rain gauge read 0.7 inches
Beans have sprouted! Both upper and lower beds of rows 3,4 and 5 are looking good. Some zucchini have already formed.
Notice the cluster in the bottom of the picture from last week’s hardest worker.
After picking all the beets in bed A, we dug around to see if we could find what was tunneling in there. Someone said they had done some research and it was probably chipmunks. We did not find them as we dug, but they probably live elsewhere and bed A is just the restaurant. However, we did find their 2 entry points at the bottom of the bed. So then it was decided, we should move some of the leaves that had collected there. That quickly escalated to re-positioning the bales of hay that have been sitting on the outside of bed B into a new compost section with the whole bales as the boarder and the loose hay pitched into the middle of it. In the process of that discussion, the compost in all 3 compost bins were added to the list of the middle pile.
To help keep any loose hay/compost from flying around, we placed a large wooden pallet on top of the middle section instead of a tarp to allow for water to flow in with the upcoming rain this weekend.
Today we picked onions, the last of the cabbage from beds 3 and 4, carrots, kale, and the broccoli we did not know we had. Total weight 24.43lbs for today.
Flowers! I think these are a kind of carnation…
Critters! Looks like another Japanese beetle. Unfortunately for it, we spotted it and that was the end of its story. He was trying really hard to hide.
Swallow tail butterfly caterpillar