Monthly Archives: July 2012

Garlic Harvesting Time

It’s garlic harvesting time. What fun to pull up these large heads! It’s best to use the biggest ones as a source of cloves when planting in the Fall.

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Woodchuck!

For 3 summers we have watched a woodchuck romping around the garden and the compost pile, and been amazed there was no damage to our gardens . . . this year our luck ran out. Broccoli is clearly the food … Continue reading

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“Weed” Whack Recovery

A few weeks ago, flowers planted under the garden sign were whacked; foot-high sunflowers and canna lilies, and newly transplanted black-eyed susans gone in a few whacks. Thanks to Norm and Cherry, the area is now replanted with these rudbeckias … Continue reading

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Does Anybody Know What Time It Is?

If you’re in the garden on a sunny day and wondering what time it is, check out Claudia’s and Stefan’s sundial. It’s a lovely addition to our community garden . . . and an accurate time piece as well. (Trivia … Continue reading

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July 7 – What’s Growing?

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Box Elder Beetles

Each year we have an invasion of Box Elder Beetles in the community garden. They do no harm to our plants (they feed on female Box Elder trees) but it is a little unnerving to see masses of them crawling … Continue reading

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