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Seed Tape and Mats

Weather: High 83°F/ Low 57 °F, blue sky Materials Toilet paper or napkins Meter stick or ruler Civic Garden Center fall salad garden seed package Water Flour Cup Paint brush Marker Planting with seed tape and mats is a method …

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Square Foot Gardening

Weather: High 83°F/ Low 57 °F, blue sky To prepare for fall planting our remaining summer crops were harvested and then our 4’x8′ raised garden bed was cleared of all vegetation*. We harvested about 20 cucumbers! All removed plants were …

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Temperature 90°F, Low 75° cloudy. Just like a classroom, school gardens need a little love in order to be ready for the new school year! At the Civic Garden Center Children’s garden, we began our school garden preparations by visiting …

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July Sigh

Weather: 88°F Mostly Cloudy (Low 73°F) This month always brings out the best and the worst in our gardens. summer crops are coming on strong with produce to harvest but the unwanted weeds are also gaining hold. A garden that hasn’t been tended …

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Carrots & Seeds, Oh My!

Weather: 81°F Partly Cloudy (Low 61°F) This week finally brought enjoyable weather to the Cincinnati region. Morning garden work was enjoyable and productive. We’ve been harvesting carrots this week along with spinach and arugula seeds. We are eating the carrots fresh …

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Peas & Peanuts!

Weather: 84°F Cloudy with Showers (Low 73°F) Last week our summer campers harvested a healthy pea crop and we left a few pea pods to dry so we can harvest seeds for fall planting. Students have been harvesting kale, carrots, swiss …

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Proper Watering

Weather: 86°F Cloudy (Low 63°F) There are a few things to discuss in our post this week (sorry we skipped some time between posts-end of school chaos). Let’s start with the good news; the strawberry crop is flush and thriving! If you …

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Bolting

Weather: 72°F Cloudy (Low 53°F) It’s been a wet week but the greens are doing great and the radish crop is at its peak! We are seeing the start of a flowering phase for the peas, spinach and arugula. While we are …

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Radical Radishes!

Weather: 56°F Cloudy (Low 47°F) It’s been a wet week with some wind and cooler temperatures but that isn’t slowing down the garden! Radishes planted in March are ready for harvest along with arugula, cilantro, lettuce, sorrel and spinach. The carrots, chives and …

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Weeds, Weeds, Weeds!

Observation Date: April 26, 2016 Temperature 76°F, Low 59° partly sunny. The weeds are here! Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea), Dandelions, Henbit (Lamium amplexicaule), Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis). Dig them out when they’re small before they take over. Use straw to cover …

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