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Heat Wave

Observation Date: April 21, 2016 Temperature 70°F, Low 61° overcast with light rain. The early spring greens are up! The Arugula, lettuce, and Spinach are all doing nicely even though it has been a warm and fairly dry mid-April. We …

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Spring is Really Here!!

Observation date: April 4, 2016 Today is a beautiful day and the plants look very happy! We are also in for a treat with many more good weather days with temps in the 70s and clear skies. In the garden …

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Spring Temperature Fluctuations

Observation Date: April 5, 2016 Temperature: High 46F, Low 32F Today was on the cooler side, even though the sun helped in warming things up. In the past week we have seen colder evening temps, some of which have been below freezing. This …

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Slugs!

Date: March 29, 2016 Temperature: High 57F, Low 34F Today we noticed that something has been chewing on the leaves of the pea and radish plants.  After taking a look around the garden bed, we spotted a slug who is …

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Thinning

Date: March 22, 2016 Temperature: High 65F, Low 31F The temperature dipped down below freezing over the weekend, and I was worried about the garden, but as far as I can tell, growth slowed but did not stop entirely. Now that …

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Germination Nation

Date: March 15, 2016 Temperature: High 74F, Low 53F Have your seeds started sprouting yet? This unseasonably warm, beautiful weather has given our garden a nice boost. Of course, it is likely we will still get more frost and maybe …

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Time to Plant!

Date: March 9, 2016 Temperature: High 70F, Low 44F Here at CGC we are planting some more garden beds to grow along with all you school gardeners. It is time to start planting your spring salad garden. Your radish, spinach, lettuce, …

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Week 1: Planting Our First Test Beds

Date: February 23, 2016 Temperature: High 50F, Low 30F We are planting already! In the hopes of getting a jump on the school garden season, we planted two beds with our spring salad garden seed kit. We will be planting …

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We kicked off the spring school garden season with our February 18 gathering of the School Garden Workshop series. Our own Greg Potter shared some tips on seed starting, and we provided spring salad garden seed kits to teachers to …

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