Grub worms are present in our raised beds and they seem to be the cause of our pepper loss. Perfectly healthy plants suddenly wilt and die. We will treat the soil shortly with "beneficial nematodes" to take care of the grubs.
Green Spaces Alliance alerted us this past week about free plants, and we received tomato plants donated by an individual. Also the recently closed Antique Rose Emporium on Evans Rd. donated all of their remaining stock to Green Spaces Alliance to share with all of the community gardens. We received perennials, herbs and antique roses!
There is a community wide volunteer opportunity to help build the Green Spaces Alliance East Side Neighborhood Garden on August 15. Fiskars Project Orange Thumb chose this garden from around the country as their one garden makeover project for 2012. They need lots of help and you must pre-register at the Green Spaces Alliance web site to participate. For more information and to register go to http://www.greensatx.org/upcoming-events/upcoming-events-2?event_id=179.
The next work day for the AH garden will be in September. I’ll send an e-mail with details later. In the mean time if you have a weed eater drop by and weed around the beds, walkways, curb, and grounds. The thorny mesquite trees you see sprouting should be cut down. Donations of bags of Gardenville Living Mulch are always appreciated. You may leave them by the shed.
Thank you for your continued interest in our garden. Come dig in and get involved!