Teaching Garden Update: Scapes
Here is what we were seeing in the teaching gardens @zilkerbotanicalgarden this last Saturday:
🧄 The garlic were starting to send out scapes so we harvest them so the plant expends its energy trying to grow its stem and flower, leaving the bulb small and flavourless. You can do all kinds of recipes with scapes.
🍉We planted melons, okra transplants and purple sweet potato slips that Angel grew at home using the soil method. We planted them in a shady area in a new bed because the soil doesn't have to be super fertilized or established.
🥔 We added more compost on our potatoes to continue to "hill-up" and give more medium for pot and will be ready to harvest in June
🌽 Milpa/Three Sisters update: The tatume squash is really starting to take off and showing no signs of SVB. The pole beans are coming up quick, providing support for the corn structurally and nutritionally by fixing nitrogen in the soil. Visit our website for the Squash Vine Borer Organic Guide.
GROW WITH US
Join us at Zilker Botanical Garden as we continue to learn organic gardening together in the teaching gardens. We meet Saturday's and Wednesdays from at 9 - 11 am at Zilker Botanical Garden. This fall we made a major change to the garden as we design a 4-square garden! We are also looking for seed and plant donations so let us know if would like to contribute to the garden this way. Please visit our volunteer page on our website and let us know if you can grow with us! Everyone is welcome, No previous gardening experience required.
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