Seeds planted, seeds growing, the society garden is on its way to the 2017 planting. The members gathered and started the seed tray on Sunday, February 19, 2017 as some plants need to get an earlier start. We started artichokes, peas, onions, Serrano pepper, and cabbage.
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Posted in garden, nature, tagged artichoke, cabbage, Corn, eggplant, fruits, gardening, herbs, leeks, lettuce, nature, okra, onions, peppers, plants, pumpkins, Salt Lake Pagan Society, shallots, society garden 2016, squash, tomatoes, vegetables, watermelon on July 4, 2016| Leave a Comment »
The society garden is growing strong! A month and a half of growing and many of the plants have bushed, vined, and stalked. Only a couple were lost, one cucumber, one corn, one pepper plant, and some onions. All in all, not so bad! The loss mainly may be due to the gophers or bad starters.
Peppers are coming in, vines on the watermelons and pumpkins have taken off, lettuce is growing high, squash is bushing, corn stalks are about 2 feet high and already show tassels, and onions are getting thick. The society is blessed with many plants and few pests!
Posted in esbat, garden, moons, nature, tagged anaheim, anchio, artichoke, baquieu lettuce, basil, brandywine tomato, butter lettuce, cabbage, Caribbean, chipotle, Corn, De Milpa, dill, druidry, earth worms, full moon planting, garden, gardening, gardening by the moon, ghost pepper, granny green tomato, habanero, heirloom variety, jack be little pumpkin, jack o lantern, jalapeno, japanese eggplant, jarrahdale pumpkin, jumping spider, june bug, keystone giant, lacewing fly, lemon drop, Millcreek Gardens, moon planting, non GMO, okra, organic garden, peppers, pimento, pumpkins, purple tomatillo, roly poly, serrano, shallots, shishito, Society garden, spiders, tobasco, tomatoes, Traces Nursery, verde, watermelon, Yellow Husk, yellow onion, yellow summer squash, yellow tomatillo, zebra tomato on May 24, 2016| Leave a Comment »
The members of SLPS met on Saturday, May 21-Monday, May 23, 2016 to plant the second Society garden over the full moon. The ground was weeded, turned, and manure was added. This year the garden doubled in size, so more work was to be done and more time given to the Earth. Thankfully the rain softened the sand and only the crab grass fought back. Monday evening, after all the hard work, the starter plants from Millcreek and Traces gardens were planted under the light of the moon.
This year the society planted: corn, okra, Japanese eggplant, red watermelon; Jack-o-lantern, Jack-be-little, and Jarrahdale pumpkins; artichoke, shallots, Walla Walla sweet yellow onion, baquieu and butter lettuce, cabbage, yellow summer squash; De Milpa, Verde, and Yellow Husk tomatillo; dill and basil; Granny Green, Zebra, and Brandywine tomatoes; Armenian cucumbers; Giant Marconi, Habanero, Tobasco, Anaheim, Anaheim Chili, Serrano, Chipotle, Pimento, Ghost, Lemon Drop, Anchio, Caribbean, Shishito, and Keystone Giant peppers. The total cost this year being $300 for the plants and supplies.
Some good insects were spotted, a few spiders egg sacks and one jumping spider. Earth worms and roly polies were plenty. A few June bug larve and lacewing flies were seen. A test of the soil revealed that the sandy earth is a neutral, neither acidic or alkaline, perfect for all types of plants!
Society Garden Planting 2016, l to r: April Love, Camille Harris, Stesha Bowden, Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT
Since 2015’s garden was highly successful, the society will be planting a garden for 2016. This year the space with be expanded to included more room for pumpkins, asparagus, garlic, and other heirloom plants of choice by the society members.
SLPS president Daniel Cureton and vice president Ashton Longhurst worked in the evening on Sunday, March 20, 2016 to clean and clear the old dead plants and evaluate the space. Surprisingly, a number of plants survived the winter! A few of the onions, one parsley, oregano, both cabbage plants, and all of the collard greens!
The old dead leaves were plucked off the cabbage and collards and the space cleaned for what is to come. Because some plants went to seed, the society expects to have a few self starters for dill and tomatillo.