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Friday, May 27

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    Rye Junior High Garden Community RJH Website and the RJH Goss Farm Garden Plot=
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    Ron Fortier rfortier@sau50.org; Tracy Ritzo tritzo@comcast.net; AND TRACY DEGNAN @ TRACYDEGNAN@COMCAST.NET
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    Summer
    Seedfolks are needed! Use our new Google Form!
    A modest garden has been planted for the fall. We have:
    Tomatoes
    PepperPeppers
    Broccoli
    Brussel Sprouts
    Herbs
    Wildflowers
    Gourds
    Later in
    Flowers
    Squash
    Cukes
    Join us
    the summer we will be planting:first week of August to plant:
    Leafy Greens
    Beans
    Broccoli
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower

    Herbs
    Please see the directions for Watering and Weeding below.
    Help is needed on the weekends for the summer.
    Week
    RJH Garden
    June 20 - 21
    June 27 - 28
    July 4 - 5
    July 11 - 12
    July 18 - 19
    July 25 - 26
    August 1 - 2
    August 8 - 9
    August 15 - 16
    August 22 - 23
    August 29 - 30

    We still need some help - it is not too late to sign up to help out!
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    is in cinder block at back left corner of shed.the mailbox in the garden.
    *There is a solar electric fence up in the RJH garden. It runs around the fenced-in portion (excluding the front where the hosta is growing and the gate is located) and is about 4" off the ground. * Note: The vinyl coated woven wire fence (5 foot green fence) is not connected to the charger. Only the single strand of wire around the perimeter is charged. If you turn off this fence while working, please make sure you turn it back on. Thank you.
    General Direction for Garden Care:
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    Clean Up: There are several plants that have gone by and or are being destroyed. These can be pulled out and put in the compost pile. If they remain in the garden, they are bug bait!
    Compost pile protocol: Please put all compost material into the pile on the LEFT side of compost bins. The right side is ready for use.
    Directions for Electric Fence at Goss Farm
    To Deactivate:
    Step 1: Turn off the solar charging unit. There is only one switch on the front of the solar charging unit - a small toggle switch. "Up" is On and "Down" is Off.
    Step 2: Remove the Red clip that runs from the solar charger to the fence.
    Step 3: Pull apart the two metal clips that are connecting the two separate sections of the fence.
    Step 4: Pull the thin, white metal pole anchoring one of the sections of the fence, swing it aside and stick it back in the ground to enter the garden.
    To Activate:
    Do the steps above in reverse.
    Step 1: Swing the section of fence you moved back into place and stick in the ground next to the opposite section of fence.
    Step 2: Take the two metal clips from each section of fence and clip them together securely.
    Step 3: Attach the Red clip securely to these two metal clips connecting to the two fence section.
    Step 4: Fl ip the switch on the front of the soloar charger into the up "On" position. To the right of the switch there is a small clear plastic indicator light which will start flashing red after you flip the charger on to indicate that it is working.

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Thursday, June 18

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    Contacts:
    Mary Coombs mcoombs@sau50.org Ron Fortier rfortier@sau50.org; Tracy Ritzo tritzo@comcast.net; AND TRACY DEGNAN @ TRACYDEGNAN@COMCAST.NET
    We still need some help - it is not too late to sign up to help out!
    *Key to shed is in cinder block at back left corner of shed.
    Garden Update: July 30, 2014
    Ready for harvest:
    Bok Choy (second planting)
    Swiss Chard
    Garlic Chives (in bed # 5)
    small carrots as you thin in Bed # 1)
    Just planted by transplant:
    broccoli in beds # 2 and 4
    Brussel sprouts in open beds - a double deep wide row
    Just planted by seed:
    lettuce (bed #2)
    Sunflowers (bed #2)
    Zucchini and Summer squash (anywhere and everywhere)
    Recently planted by seed - now small seedlings - beware of them when you weed:
    Kale (in open bed near fence
    Spinach (in bed #7 - high one)
    beans - on greenhouse end of open beds
    Recently pulled out - peas (along with trellises)
    To Do for Wednesday, August 6, 2014:
    If anyone weeds - please use the hoe, chop below the roots and rake out.
    Remove weeds and old pea plants to compost
    Mulch cleaned up beds with straw/salt marsh hay (if anyone buys this please keep receipt and submit for reimbursement)Hill
    Hill potatoes one more time.
    If anyone
    Summer Seedfolks are needed!
    A modest garden
    has a tractor and can get it to the garden, the compost needs to be tidied.
    Feed the entire garden with organic fertilizer (please save receipt and submit for reimbursement)
    Garden Update:July 3, 2014
    The following were
    been planted on July 2:
    broccoli
    brussel sprouts
    cabbage
    Chinese greens
    spinach
    lettuce
    Tomatoes have been "thinned" by transplanting into large open bed.
    Corn should be germinated by now but very little is up - after a few more days we will either have corn or an area
    for other plants to be grown.
    Potatoes have been hilled - they need steady watering all summer.
    Swiss Chard is ready to pick - just cut or pinch what you want - leave
    the plant and it will go all summer and fall.
    We hope to see folks next Wednesday.
    Garden Update: June 30, 2014
    We invite you to "Wednesdays
    We have:
    Tomatoes
    Pepper
    Broccoli
    Herbs
    Wildflowers
    Gourds
    Later
    in the Garden" each Wednesday from 5pm - 6pm. The garden is lovely and cool that time of day andsummer we will be able to doplanting:
    Leafy Greens
    Beans
    Herbs
    Please see
    the bigger jobs that need doing beyond daily garden care. This also makes the daily watering/monitoring job more manageable.
    Daily garden care should include:
    a gentle soaking of all beds, the blueberry bushes, the front hosta beds, potatoes,and the fruit trees.
    light weeding (if you see something taking over).
    keeping an eye out for signs of large and small (from woodchucks and deer to slugs and bugs) - please let one of us know is you notice something)
    tidying hose and leaving gate shut.
    harvesting what you want to take home!
    General
    directions for garden care can be found below (scroll down).
    This "Wednesday in the Garden" (7/2/14) we can try to do the following:
    Radishes are ready to harvest (and then some!) Any left by Wednesday will be composted.
    Tomatoes need attention - feeding, staking,
    Watering and pruning - some need transplanting.
    Arugula in bed #7 needs to be pulled and composted. We will reseed this bed with other greens.
    Beans should be planted along the open bed inside the fence.
    Corn has been planted in the deep wide rows nearest the front fence. THe seeds should be germinating any day and needs gentle soaking daily.
    Bed #1 needs thinning - it has carrots and beets.
    Bed #2 has Bok Choy and other oriental vegetable. These have bolted and need to be pulled and composted.
    We can plant more cabbage and greens in Bed #2.
    Peas are almost ready - they are growing at the end of Bed #1, #2, #3.
    The Clematis and Wisteria under the pergola need watering and feeding.
    The trimmed branches from the fruit trees should be added to the brush pile.
    Potatoes in the open be outside the fence need to be weeded and hilled.
    We should also plant remaining seeds and onion sets.
    Anything we don't get done can wait another week!
    GOSS GARDEN UPDATE JUNE 9 2014
    WEEDING AND WATERING NEEDED
    Water strawberries at southern end to middle where cucumbers are planted. Additional plants will be in the ground shortly. PLEASE FILL OUT SCHEDULE BELOW AND CONTACT TRACY DEGNAN WITH EMAIL - REMINDERS WILL BE PROVIDED. THANKS
    While watering weed around plants, strawberries, potatotes, sweet potatoes and cucumbers. All plants (except strawberries) are marked in rows with small stakes.
    Summer SeedFolk Sign Ups - Please sign up for Summer Garden Care
    Weeding below.
    The RJH Community Garden

    Help
    is located atneeded on the back of the athletic field. In the school garden we will be growing a wide variety of vegetables which are used in the Life Skills classes and the lunch room throughoutt he fall. We also have a plot at Goss Farm where we will be growing squash, cucumbers, pumpkins and strawberries. Both plots need watering and other care daily. Each week the wiki will be updated with information on jobs to be done and crops readyweekends for harvest. Summer Seedfolk are invited to harvest and enjoy the fruits of their labors as the summer progresses. Garden care directions are below at the bottom of this page.summer.
    Week
    RJH Garden
    Goss FarmJune 20 - 21
    June 2227 - June 28
    Coombs
    Coombs
    June 29

    July 4
    - July 5
    O'Connell
    Degnan

    July 611 - July12
    cole family
    Freeman
    12
    July 1318 - July 19
    Ritzo
    Ritzo

    July 2025 - July 26
    Ritzo
    Ritzo
    July 27

    August 1
    - August 2
    Ritzo/Coombs
    Ward

    August 38 - August 9
    Brenske

    August 1015 - August 16
    cole family
    Brenske

    August 1722 - August 23
    Adams

    August 2429 - August 30
    O'Connell
    August 31 -September 6
    Degnan
    {Garden Proposal 2013}

    We still need some help - it is not too late to sign up to help out!
    *Key to shed is in cinder block at back left corner of shed.

    *There is a solar electric fence up in the RJH garden. It runs around the fenced-in portion (excluding the front where the hosta is growing and the gate is located) and is about 4" off the ground. * Note: The vinyl coated woven wire fence (5 foot green fence) is not connected to the charger. Only the single strand of wire around the perimeter is charged. If you turn off this fence while working, please make sure you turn it back on. Thank you.
    General Direction for Garden Care:
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Monday, August 18

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Thursday, July 31

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    Contacts:
    Mary Coombs mcoombs@sau50.org Ron Fortier rfortier@sau50.org; Tracy Ritzo tritzo@comcast.net; AND TRACY DEGNAN @ TRACYDEGNAN@COMCAST.NET
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    help out!
    *Key to shed is in cinder block at back left corner of shed.
    Garden Update: July 30, 2014
    Ready for harvest:
    Bok Choy (second planting)
    Swiss Chard
    Garlic Chives (in bed # 5)
    small carrots as you thin in Bed # 1)
    Just planted by transplant:
    broccoli in beds # 2 and 4
    Brussel sprouts in open beds - a double deep wide row
    Just planted by seed:
    lettuce (bed #2)
    Sunflowers (bed #2)
    Zucchini and Summer squash (anywhere and everywhere)
    Recently planted by seed - now small seedlings - beware of them when you weed:
    Kale (in open bed near fence
    Spinach (in bed #7 - high one)
    beans - on greenhouse end of open beds
    Recently pulled out - peas (along with trellises)
    To Do for Wednesday, August 6, 2014:
    If anyone weeds - please use the hoe, chop below the roots and rake out.
    Remove weeds and old pea plants to compost
    Mulch cleaned up beds with straw/salt marsh hay (if anyone buys this please keep receipt and submit for reimbursement)Hill
    Hill potatoes one more time.
    If anyone has a tractor and can get it to the garden, the compost needs to be tidied.
    Feed the entire garden with organic fertilizer (please save receipt and submit for reimbursement)

    Garden Update:July 3, 2014
    The following were planted on July 2:
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Monday, July 28

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Monday, July 14

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    Ritzo
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Thursday, July 10

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    August 3 - August 9
    cole family
    Brenske
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    cole family
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Wednesday, July 9

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    August 3 - August 9
    cole family
    Brenske
    August 10 - August 16
    Brenske
    August 17 - August 23
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