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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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Society Garden 2017, Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, February 19, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2017, starter see tray: onions, jalapeno, artichoke, cabbage, and serrano peppers, Sunday, February 19, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2017, seeds after two weeks, Saturday, March 4, 2017, Salt Lake City, UT

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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!

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Society Garden 2016, artichoke, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, peppers, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, peppers, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, anaheim pepper, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, serrano chilis, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, celery, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, okra, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, watermelon, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, pumpkins, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, pumpkin patch, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, corn, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, yellow squash, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, leeks, cabbage (top) and lettuce (right), Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, baquieu lettuce, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, cabbage, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, view looking down garden with corn (back), squash (back middle), lettuce (middle), leeks (right), and cabbage (front) with April Love, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, square garden area with tomatoes (back), cucumber (back middle), tomatillos (back middle right), shallots (front middle) and onions (right), Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, herbs Parsley (back), dill (cage), cilantro (front left) and oregano (right), Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, view of garden along fence, Saturday, July 2, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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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!

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Society Garden Planting 2016, l to r: Ashton Longhurst, Camille Harris, Stesha Bowden Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, April Love, Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, l to r: April Love, Camille Harris, Stesha Bowden, Saturday, May 21, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, spider with egg sack, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, earth worms, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, Lauren Holman (l) and Ashton Longhurst, Sunday, May 22, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, jumping spider, Monday, May 23, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, Ashon Longhurst (l) and Lauren Holman, Monday, May 23, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, watermelon and pumpkins, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, okra, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, pepper plants, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, artichoke, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, celery, Wednesday, May 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, pepper, melon, pumpkin and okra patch, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, corn, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, yellow summer squash, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, romaine (bottom), baquieu, and butter lettuce, cabbage (top), Wednesday, May 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, leeks, Wednesday, May 26, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, eggplant (left), shallots (right), tomatoes (top, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, shallots (left), tomatoes (top left), Armenian cucumbers (middle top), tomatillos (middle), yellow onions (right), Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden Planting 2016, view of patch by fence looking south west, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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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.

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Society Garden 2016, collard green survived the winter (with dead leaves removed), Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, onions survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, parsely survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, cabbage survived the winter, Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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Society Garden 2016, view of the garden looking south west- Oquirrh mountains in back and Ashton Longhurst (right), Sunday March 20, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT

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