Public Green Category: Seed Starting Project

Herbs!

We started herbs in mid October--they are at the Information Desk on the second floor.

The Green Committee started herbs in mid-October–they are at the Information Desk on the second floor.

They have been growing quickly--here they are in mid-November.

They have been growing quickly–here they are in mid-November.

We have transplanted them to individual containers. This is yesterday.

We have transplanted them to individual containers. This is yesterday.

Seed Starting Project: Powdery Mildew

Cucumbers are still producing but they’ve developed powdery mildew on their leaves. Best guess is that the leaves have been too wet too often this summer which can be a problem especially at night. The Library has a sprinkler system that is set to go on every night and the cucumbers are fairly close to one of the sprinkler heads. This,  plus cooler temperatures in general,  plus the heavy rains we have experienced lately have all been contributing factors. photo (57)

Seed Starting Project: EarthBoxes Planted

photo (38)We planted our seedlings and put them outside this week. We have 4 EarthBoxes with the following: 2 tomatoes; 4 cucumbers; 6 peppers and 6 basil plants and they are on the southwest corner of the library.

Green Committee members planting EarthBoxes.

Green Committee members planting EarthBoxes.

Setting them up outside.

Setting them up outside.

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