Sunday, 17 September 2017

Garden Journal September 6th to 17th

September 17

Harvest

For Food Bank
  • Squash - 12.75 kg
For Volunteers
  • Beans - 0.5 kg
  • Tomatoes - 0.5 kg 


Notes
  • Hot and humid
  • We’re losing the battle against powdery mildew. Some leaves are starting to die
  • A pumpkin bust its stocking protection and has been chewed through
  • Another one needs a stocking (at the NW corner of the worm bin)
  • The big melon is looking good
  • The sage has put out a whole new, bushy growth since it went to seed and was cut back
  • We should start watching for nasturtium seeds
  • About a quarter of the parsley seed heads are ready


Tasks
  • Spray squash with neem oil-insecticidal soap-water mix
  • Collect parsley seeds
  • Cut off dog strangling vine
  • Water
  • Gather rocks that have been kicked into the lawnmower’s path


September 15

Notes
  • Tomatoes and possibly some greens should be ready by Sunday


Tasks
  • Watered


September 13

Harvest
  • Melon - 2 kg
  • Squash - 2 kg
  • Chives - 0.3 kg
  • Tomatoes - 0.3 kg
  • Beans - 0.3 kg
  • 3 stalks rhubarb


September 10

Harvest

For Food Bank
  • Tomatoes - 0.3 kg
  • Greens - 0.2 kg
  • Squash - 4 kg


For Volunteers
  • Greens - 0.4 kg
  • Squash - 3 kg
  • Tomatoes - 0.3 kg


September 8

Tasks
  • Watered


Notes
  • Squash looking healthy

There will be greens and tomatoes to harvest on Sunday

September 6

Harvest
  • Beans - 0.2 kg
  • Tomatoes - 1.1 kg
  • Greens - 0.05 kg


 Tasks
  • Collected arugula, parsley seeds
  • Raised squash off the ground to prevent rot
  • Planted rudbekia given to u s by another gardener (it had self-seeded in her garden)
  • Pinched aphids
  • Sprayed squash with neem oil-insecticidal soap-water mix
  • Organized shed
  • Pruned overhanging Manitoba Maple branches


Notes
  • Cool weather
  • Powdery mildew gaining a foothold on the squash
  • We finally have raspberries forming! Hopefully pruning back the maples will give them enough sun to ripen

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