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..
The Garden is 2 months old today. All the vegetables are growing at a steady rate, and the latest cold front has been a blessing. Remember Vegetables love cool dry weather and insects hate it. Today I put 2 Hummingbird feeders near the Garden , with 2 resent sightings I'm hopeful the Hummingbirds will become residents of DBYCC.
I arrived in South Florida in 1978 and have never seen a Hummingbird until today ! Today at the Garden at 12:30 pm I saw what I identified as a Ruby-throated hummingbird . Just one more reason to visit the garden
The Theme of last Saturday's Sunshine Saturday was Planting the Garden. The Weather forecast was unfavorable, and rain showers were off and on all morning , however when people started to arrive the Weather cleared ! About 20 kids planted Napa and Savoy cabbage , Lettuce, Radicchio, Radishes Escarole, Endive, Flowers, herbs and much more. Thank you ever one for all your help . Hope to see you in March for the Harvest !
On Wednesday October 3 in a 12 hour period The Club recorded 8.25 inches of Rain ! Our weather forcast that day was unremarkable "chance of afternoon showers.... bla bla bla". I am happy to report no damage at the Garden ! I would love to take full credit for all my planning and hard work , however the Garden is located at the highest point on the property ;=) Make reservations to join us on November 9 for Memberships; " Sunshine Saturday" Garden Planting event !!
Today I planted about 20% of the Garden . Our Multi colored carrots and Watermelon radishes that every one loves , well they take about 90 days from seed . Also planted today ; Marigolds, Cosmos, nasturtiums, Zinnias, Parsley, cilantro, dill, chervil, Nappa Cabbage, Savoy Cabbage and Fennel . The Electric Fence is up and charged to keep the Peacocks out and our sprinkler system is set to "auto'. Very Exciting our new season has begun !
I know our membership is curious about our Garden for the 2013/14 season. I will try to answer a few questions. First of all today I planted 15 tomato plants, the varieties are: Gold Nugget, Yellow Cherry, Black Cherry, and Sun-Gold . We should start seeing these tomatoes on the salad bar in late December! Vegetable and flower planting begins next Monday, Sept. 30th. And our Big Planting Day will be a Sunshine Saturday on Saturday, November 9th, when the Membership is invited to plant! This Season we will also be experimenting with micro greens and sprouting beans and peas. Vegetables from our garden will start to show up on menus in mid-December and by mid-January we will have a Garden Fresh Selection on the Salad Bar .