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Green Everything
The Garden
April 27, 2011
By
Kimberly
Our Youth ALIVE (YA) afterschool program has been planting and tending to the Garden. They planted these peas a few weeks ago, and they are healthy and ready to climb! I am working on surrounding them with a metal hardware cloth fence, because rabbits love pea shoots, and would get to enjoy them before we do. We also have many perennial herbs that had perked up and are loving all this rain and sunshine. The Garden officially opens the last weekend of May, so we are finalizing some aspects…
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Carrots and Radishes
The Garden
November 3, 2010
By
Kimberly

Zakee, Sarah and our Chatham teacher Dale plant carrot and radish seeds.

It seems a little cold to be planting seeds, but there are a lot of plants that will grow through the winter if they are given a little insulation. Granted, we are planting them a bit later than is usually best, but I’ve been amazed at how resilient seeds are, so there’s a chance they will come up. Our YouthA.L.I.V.E. afterschool program here at the Museum is exploring Garden programming with Graduate students from…

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Garden
October 11, 2010
By
Kimberly

In the Garden, one of our biggest pests has been imported cabbageworms, that begin as tiny yellowish dots on the underside of cabbage-family plants, become so small they look like little green lines, and plump up into chubby, soft green caterpillars as they feast on your prized plants. Over the last two months, I have found at least ten of these a day on our handful of cabbage and broccoli plants. If you let them go for a few days, they can decimate young plants down to nil.

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A New Home
The Garden
August 12, 2010
By
Kimberly

The day has come to move our seedlings into their new home! Today some of our VolunTEENs got their hands dirty while moving all the little plants into the soil. Many people have asked me, “Isn’t it too late to be putting in a garden?” I, too, thought perhaps it was.  But my more experienced gardening and farming friends assured me that a Fall garden has a lot of (usually) untapped potential. We put in acorn, blue hubbard and patty pan squash, watermelon, sorrel, zucchini, chard, cabbage, many…

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