Benji Cohen completed his Eagle Scout project at the garden on Saturday with the expert guidance of his father Bob Cohen and landscape architect Phil Solomon. The north slope of the property now has 9 properly planted fruit trees, plus 3 olive and 3 citrus trees. In addition, they dug holes and planted an oak, a Mexican Buckeye, and a Bradford pear for us.
Next work day: Tomato Planting Day -- Sunday, March 24. 1:30-4:30 pm
Start Tomatoes at home. Buy a six pack for around $2.99. Separate and plant each plant in a quart size container.
Fill a quart size plastic plant container half way with soil, add a few spoonfuls of organic fertilizer and stir, open up the bottom of your peat potted tomato transplant and dust liberally with rock phosphate (if you have some on hand---helps with root development) Place your tomato deep in the pot and covering part of your stem, fill the rest of the pot with soil. Water and keep in a sunny protected area until planting day at the garden, March 24th. Our tomatoes will have a great head start by being started early at home.
Let us know what you have growing, so we have the appropriate number of plants that day to plant. So far the following varieties are being grown at home: