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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

Seed Starting Project: Plants are flowering

EarthBoxes from above!

EarthBoxes from above!

Flowers on the tomatoes.

Flowers on the tomatoes.

Four of the six pepper plants have little peppers.

Four of the six pepper plants have little peppers.

Cucumbers are starting to flower. We added the trellis for them to climb on.

Cucumbers are starting to flower. We added the trellis for them to climb on.

By julie collins on June 7, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

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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By julie collins on May 30, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project

Seed Starting Project: Seedlings Hardening Off

photo (35)The plants have been enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. And they have also been experiencing some cool (under 50 degrees) nighttime temperatures and some elevated wind conditions. They are almost hardened off completely and we are planning to plant them out next week. Today is the first day they were in the sun for most of the day.

Here they are enjoying some time at the picnic table!

Here they are enjoying some time at the picnic table!

 

By julie collins on May 22, 2014 Categories: Gardening, Seed Starting Project