Summer 2012 Week 3

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There are so many wonderful things blossoming in George Mason’s Organic Garden. A lot has work has been done with all of the Sustainability volunteer’s help. Our Sweet Pepper plants are growing about 2-3 leaves per week and with all of the Organic compost we’ve added. With all the weeding and watering, these pepper plants look happy with all the tender-loving care the volunteers have put into it each week. Image

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Also we have been doing a lot of work in maintaining what is outside of the beds. There has been a lot of material recycled and moved into new parts of the garden. This is an awesome aspect of the Potomac Heights garden; everything has different uses. Here, one of the volunteers is using the Pickax to pull up some old wood next to the barn. It was very wet and with combined efforts the wood was moved.

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The Sustainability class volunteers also have been working on building trellaces for the Cucumber vines this week. First, they removed unnecessary string from the recycled bamboo and used that same string to retie new trellaces. In this process, there was also some discarding of older and degraded bamboo that the volunteers judged as useful or not.

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Our blueberries are looking happy and ripening with the heavy summer rains. Thank you to all the hard work put into making these babies blossom!

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Our bok choy is also beginning to bear its last leaves with this summer heat. Come grab some while you can! Beautiful and always guaranteed Organic! Image

Also, the volunteers helped me with blanching the endives shown below. This was a tedious but necessary process in helping the endive grow the shoot in the middle.

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Also, our herb gardens are out of this world! The smell of the herbs drifts through the whole garden after they have been weeded and watered. What a luxury it is to have this unbelievably gorgeous Sage plant.

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Come see what George Mason University’s Organic Vegetable garden has to offer you! Eat well & come enjoy the peace and bliss at the Potomac Heights Edible Garden! Over the next few weeks we will begin our Rain Garden project, stay tuned for more information and always feel welcome to stop by!

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About gmugarden

Greetings current or potential vegetable people! This site is devoted to the vegetable garden that exists at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The aim of the site is to keep people like you updated on the garden happenings and to show progress to those who can't participate! Enjoy and happy vegetable eating :)

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