Monday, October 13, 2014

Progress Report 10-13

 All the plants are doing well ,the multi colored carrots have sprouted   and seedlings have doubled in size. I also sensed a slight change in the weather, Autumn is in the air . The days are getting shorter and the heat and humidity are  moderate . We planted 50 flower pot's for  our members to take home  on Sunshine Saturday .
Flower pots

Our membership loves the watermelon radishes on the salad bar

Close up view of Daikon radish

Seedling for November planting

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Progress Report 9-30

I'm happy to report the  vegetable garden is back ! Over the past 36 hours we framed the garden ,transported 25 cu yards of potting soil, got the irrigation system  running, put up the peacock fence and planted 1 row . Big thank you to Raphael , Alberto and Robert and the entire  greens keeping dept. And thanks  to  Marcos and the engineering dept.  . Last but not least ;Thanks Carmen from Accounting who gets us the checks so our project can keep moving.  

Thank you Greens keeping  dept.

Great start , next week the tomato plants go in, but most of the planting will be done by our membership  on Sunshine Saturday November 8

As I was leaving we had round 3 of rain. good news if you have just planted

12 seed trays,  we should have hundreds of plants for the garden planting Saturday November 8

Monday, September 22, 2014

Season 5

Our Membership might be wondering " when does the Garden start up again?" 
We have begun working on Season 5 of Our "Garden on the Bay"  over the next few weeks we will be transporting soil , fencing and planting  .  Our Official Garden planting day is ; Sunshine Saturday November 8th , Hope to see everyone there !

Sunday, April 27, 2014

End of the Season

Our growing season has come to and end. Thank you every one for all your help and support !

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sunshine Saturday Garden Harvest

 We had a nice turn out for our Garden Harvest .   About 40 people picked Tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, lettuce, Asian greens, carrots , flowers and much more ! The kids had an opportunity to pick  and eat vegetables right out of the garden . In addition we saw wild life of all types including ; Raccoon's, Egrets, Ibis, Crocodiles, lizards all types of butterflies and the hummingbird even stopped by ..  Thanks Kids it was great fun !

Daniella Tosta from our membership dept.  was in the garden  helping with the Harvest 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Heirloom Tomatoes

The first time I saw Heirloom tomatoes was 1991. Bradley Ogden,  a California Chef was promoting a new book, "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" . I would never get too excited about visiting Chef's but this guy brought 2 cases of assorted heirloom tomatoes . The exotic colors, shapes,  and flavors changed my life .  2 years later I had a small farm in Kendall and was growing and selling  them by the case .
My all time favorite , the "Green Zebra" 

check out our garden fresh salad bar today


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

First Harvest

Today was the first harvest of the new growing  season , All vegetables were grown with out pesticides, and served less that 3 hours after being picked ...., Look for the Garden Fresh section every   Wednesday, Thursday and Friday .

Server Alyssa Miro  holds a tray of Heirloom tomatoes, ( Evergreen, Cherokee purple, Green zebra and Valencia)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

30 Days

30 Day's ago on November 9  was our  Sunshine Saturday planting the garden event  !!, I will post 4 pictures  and we can look at the progress over the last 30 day's. Also we begin harvesting next week , look for our Garden Salad bar on Tuesday 12-17..
November 9

December 9

December 9
November 9

Monday, December 2, 2013