🙌 Team Austin Organic Gardeners for helping mulch the veggie garden beds at @zilkerbotanicalgarden with organic sifted compost that was generously donated to Austin Organic Gardeners by @whittleseylandscape! The compost will help our plants retain moisture as the heat sets in and also add nutrients, organic matter to the soil. An important step every season in the garden. We add 2 inches of compost to the soil in the Spring and Fall. Since we got a late start this year we made sure to side dress and keep the compost several inches away from our establishing plants because the compost is still hot. 🔥
🌽 Milpa/Three Sisters update. We are already getting squash fruits and the pole beans are sprouting. Thanks to the fish emulsion fertilizer and we transplanted squash early so we hope that we get fruits before the Squash Vine Borers start to burrow. Visit our website for the Squash Vine Borer Organic Guide.
🌻 Sunflowers and sunchokes (Jerusalem Arctichoke are emerging from the soil.)
🍓 Strawberries and blackberries are full of fruits!
GROW WITH US
Austin Organic Gardeners member day at Zilker Botanical Gardens teaching gardens is every Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. All level and ages of gardeners are welcome. You can sign up on our website AustinOrganicGardeners.org/volunteer. We are also looking for seed and plant donations so let us know if would like to contribute to the garden this way. Sign up to volunteer in our website.
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