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.
We have transplanted them to individual containers. This is yesterday.
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.
Lots of tomatoes coming!
July 2, 2014
Cucumbers last week.
Cucumbers this week.
Tiny cucumber and there are lots more!
Tiny pear tomato.
A variety of tiny peppers.
Basil looking full and delicious!
EarthBoxes haven’t needed much watering but that will change as soon as the hot weather sets in…
EarthBoxes from above!
Flowers on the tomatoes.
Four of the six pepper plants have little peppers.
Cucumbers are starting to flower. We added the trellis for them to climb on.
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.
Setting them up outside.