Friday, June 11, 2010

Organic Matter in the Soil

Lavender and Poppies


Lorraine, a PhD candidate at a local university has been taking soil samples from our garden for her research.

Her research is ongoing, but today, she sent me this info:

"What I can tell you is that the soil seems to be lacking in organic matter (the soil outside your garden has more organic matter than that in your plots) so you should work in more compost and mulch, and that all of the soils have a neutral pH. Neutral is best for plant uptake of minerals."

Great information. If you want more organic matter, make sure to work in lots of compost.

See you all at the meeting on June 12th at 10am.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Garden Update

Spring in the garden: Lavender and Poppies in bloom.

If you missed the last meeting, we discussed keeping the garden clean and gave out plots. At this point, we have given out all of the plots available.

PLOT BORDERS: All of the plots have borders and should not be expanded.

One of our new gardeners has brought some worm casings for everyone to use. They are in the blue bins next to the shed. Help yourself. Please note though, the casings have been supplimented with bagged soil.

Enjoy this beautiful weather and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, Sunday April 11th at 10 am.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Next Meeting, March 14th

Hi everyone,

Our meeting will be on Sunday March 14th at 10am. NOT Saturday.
Please let any other gardeners you see, know.

회의는 10am에 일요일 3월 14일에 일 것이다. 토요일 아닙니다. 어떤 다른 정원사든지 알게 하십시오. 당신을 감사하십시오!

La reunión estará el domingo 14 de marzo en 10am. NO sábado. Deje por favor a cualquier otro jardinero saber. ¡Gracias!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Next Meeting, March 14th

We have plots to give out at our next meeting! Hope you can join us!

10am at the garden.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

***** Some pictures from the garden, Feb. ******

Some beautiful kale.

New Zealand Spinach is very popular in our garden, and delicious!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

'LACGC Yard Sale At Solano Canyon CG' TODAY

TODAY, Feb. 13th, 2010 from 8:30am

Solano Canyon Community Garden 545 Solano Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

Plants, gardening supplies, and general household items at reasonable prices! All proceeds will go to our general fund.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Feb. Meeting

The next meeting of the Crenshaw Community Garden will be Feb. 13th at 10am. If you are a member, please make sure to attend. If you are interested in a plot, there are some available and we would love to have you join us!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Winter in the Garden

Hello all!

Just wanted to share a few pictures of winter in the garden. After all of the recent rain, our soil is completely saturated and most of the plants seem to be doing well.

One of our gardeners has a papaya tree is loaded with fruit and everyone's lettuce is growing well.

Please remember our next meeting is the second Saturday of the month at 10am. See you there!