Watering 3_14_13

As I walked into the garden I noticed we have a new sign up front. I really like the blue and black color scheme of it. I did not notice any major changes to the garden since our final visit to the garden as a class two days ago.

I did, however, notice that there were some plants growing on the bottom of the some of the beds (Fig 1). I remember another student also posting about this about a week ago. I think it is great to have other plants growing that were not intentionally planted. It makes the garden more natural.

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Fig 1. Plant growing from bottom of bed.

I noticed the carrot plants look like they had grown more (Fig 2). I am curious how big the vegetables are. I was a bit hesitant to pull them out of the soil to check though.

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Fig 2. Carrot plants

The last interesting observation I would like to share is how impressed I am by the size of the tree at the far end of the garden (Fig 3). I’m not sure if it grew a lot this quarter or I just never took a good look at it. I know trees grow pretty fast because my parents have a couple at their house that I trim about once a year.

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Fig 3. Tree at back of garden.

*I believe the resolution of the photos above are 720×480 pixels


Garden Update 3_7_13

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Fig 1. There is a vine growing on the sign up front.

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Fig 2. Overall picture of the garden.

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Fig 3. Dying plants were replaced by new plants.

*I believe the resolution of the photos above are 720×480 pixels

Upon entering the garden this morning I noticed a vine growing on the sign in front of the garden (Fig 1). I think vine-like plant decorations are great. My grandfather has one growing on a fence at my parent’s place in Orange County. Also, all the plants were naturally watered by the rain. Everything was still drenched, so I assume it rained a little before the time I woke up this morning.

In regards to growth most of the plants look like they are just starting to grow, not bearing any edible parts yet. Though many of our plants are root vegetables, so they may have grown a lot but are just unseen underground. The overall look of the garden is shown in Fig 2.

I have not done a report on the garden since the beginning of the quarter. A major difference I saw from then and now that I had pointed out in my first post were the dead plants on the right side of the garden (farthest away from the water spout). They have been replaced with new plants as seen in Fig 3. Hopefully, they will not neglected even thought they are farthest from the water source.


Community Garden 1_20_13 Visit

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Figure 1. Overall picture of garden.

 

 

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Figure 2. Droopy tree on the right side of garden.

 

 

 

 

 

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Figure 3. Flower bed on the right side of the garden.

*I believe the resolution of the photos above are 720×480 pixels

**All directions of right, left, etc. are based on if you were facing the entrance of the garden and you were standing outside of it.

Today I watered and visited the community garden. Most of the plants look healthy. I noticed that there were labels for the plants in all the beds except for the one on the far right. It’s probably not needed anyways because we’ll be able to recognize the plants as they grow. All the beds have a moderate amount of dead leaves from the surrounding trees (shown in the bottom picture). A major characteristic I noticed was the dying plants on the right side of garden. An example is the droopy tree pictured in the middle. I think these plants get neglected because they are farthest from the water spout. I think they are very worth saving and should be watered more.

In regards to the seedlings, there is no visible progress on their growth.