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Seedlings on the Second Floor and Reduce Your Waste Line

Check out the latest seedling crop at the Information Desk on the second floor! photo (68)This year we are growing mostly herbs, marigolds and vegetables. If all goes as planned, we hope to include healthy plants in a raffle for participants who complete the Green Committee’s Reduce Your Waste Line program. We will be having lots of events and programs this coming May, so check the Calendar , come to your Library and learn what you can do to reduce the amount of trash you produce in your household.

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By julie collins on April 19, 2015 Categories: Gardening, Reduce Your Waste Line

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.

By julie collins on December 12, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Green Farmers’ Market 2014

Master Composter showing composting worms.

Master Composter showing composting worms.

Showing a turtle from The Grove in Glenview.

Showing a turtle from The Grove in Glenview.

The raffle table.

The raffle table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Story time!

Story time!

Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension program.

Master Gardeners from the University of Illinois Extension program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By MPPL on August 27, 2014 Categories: Community, Gardening

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)

By julie collins on August 8, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Late July Update

Lots of tomatoes coming!

Lots of tomatoes coming!

First peppers.

First peppers.

 

Friday harvest.

Friday harvest.

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By julie collins on July 25, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: First Cucumber

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By julie collins on July 12, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: July 2, 2014

 

July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

 

By julie collins on July 2, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Cucumber Progress

Cucumbers last week.

Cucumbers last week.

Cucumbers this week.

Cucumbers this week.

By julie collins on June 27, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Tiny Vegetables

Tiny cucumber and there are lots more!

Tiny cucumber and there are lots more!

Tiny pear tomato.

Tiny pear tomato.

A variety of tiny peppers.

A variety of tiny peppers.

Basil looking full and delicious!

Basil looking full and delicious!

By julie collins on June 20, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Another Week of Growth

EarthBoxes haven't needed much watering but that will change as soon as the hot weather sets in...

EarthBoxes haven’t needed much watering but that will change as soon as the hot weather sets in…

By julie collins on June 12, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project