Sunset Garden Volunteers
Treasure hunting: Potatoes, corn, cabbage, cucumbers, cabbage, grapes, watermelon and cantaloupe.
Once school starts, September 5, we will have kid power to harvest these fruits and veggies, they will need garden volunteers to assist so,please watch for the next sign up, thank you.
Please signup or email Sunsetgardenarea@gmail.com if you would like to help out. The months of August and September are dry and hot, so please keep watering! With this heat, last year we had cantaloupe and watermelon.
1.Pruning and Securing net to the grapevine -- This has been done, but check and reposition if needed.
2. Planting seeds for Fall/Winter fruits and veggies growth -- This has been done, and our containers are quite full. If you harvest something, please donate to the Issaquah Food Bank, ask for a receipt and file it in the notebook in the gray plastic bin in the garden. Harvesting may allow for more space to plant late crop seeds.
3. Checkout the journal (in the gray plastic bin) for tasks and previous activities like fertilizing and pruning all plants especially tomato plants. Here is a video to help you if you need info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPf7a96eOlQ Please log anything you do in the garden besides watering.
4. Please journal your activities and leave tips for the next gardener.
5. Bring a small bag of veggie or fruit food scraps (4 inch pieces or smaller, no citrus, meats, grains) for the worm bin once a week. Push leaves aside on the right or north side of the bin, carefully mix and till the scraps into the existing compost. Replace leaves. Water the worm bin until the compost is the consistency of a wet sponge. Wash off any tools used.
6. The water "key" is in the small pot of rocks labeled "worm castings" to the right (north) side of the worm bin. Remove and replace after each watering session.
7. Take some photos of the garden especially with kids and parents to share with the email group. We love sharing these on the Sunset Garden Website https://connect.issaquah.wednet.edu/elementary/sunset/staff/library/gardening_resources/
8. Consider a class or small group project you could offer to staff/students in the fall. Planning and planting seeds of education will keep our garden going strong!
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