We are seeing peek poppy blooms at the teaching gardens @zilkerbotanicalgarden . 💕
Here's a list of what we are seeing this week in the garden:
🐛As temperatures increase we are starting to see the winter Brassicas crops send off stress hormones that invite aphids, cabbage worms and stink bugs like harlequin beetles. We picked off many of them, did a foliar spray with Seaweed and Neem. We left some of the aphids for our ladybug friends. We will keep a few of the kale plant as a trap crop and to help feed our beneficial insects.
🐟 We watered all of the plants getting established with fish emulsion.
🌽 In the Milpa / Three Sisters the corn is already around 6 in and height and we planted 3 Kentucky Wonder pole beans at the base to help fix nitrogen and also support the corn.
🧄 We noticed that some of our Dr. Pound garlic was getting quite large so we harvested a few bulbs. This variety of garlic from member Tim Miller is an heirloom variety and definitely puts on some weight.
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. Everyone is welcome, No previous gardening experience required.
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