radicle beets

Seeing Green! by radiclebeets
April 13, 2014, 1:02 pm
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The seeds we planted indoors are really starting to sprout! Peppers, tomatoes, scallions, beets, carrots, basil… The ones the Younguns planted are really taking off!




The beds outside continue to be sprouting lots of fennel, mint (including chocolate mint!) lemon balm, sorrel, mescluns, spinach, thyme, comfrey, radishes and more!



On wednesday we had a new gardner join John and i, and we planted some basil, turnips, and beets. We also inoculated some wood chips with mycelium. We love seeing new faces in the garden!!!



Come on out and join us on wednesday, from 1-4! This weather we’re having just SCREAMS Garden Party!!!! 💚

Making Friends and Planting by radiclebeets
April 8, 2014, 12:43 am
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On Sunday we met some new folks who came over from UBC and saw our sweet gardens! They were super nice, and were really into talking sustainable food systems.

We even had them planting some carrots and shallots, and getting excited for harvest!


We planted some kohlrabi, and some more lettuces. We even discovered some giant worms! It was a great sunny day to be in the gardens.



Sunday Funday! by radiclebeets
April 1, 2014, 12:01 pm
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Checking on and feeding the worms, planting seeds, (basil, eggplant, tomatoes!), creating and updating a planting diary- so we know how much we’ve done! Old potatoes were planted in the boxes outside, so excited to see those sprout! It was great to see so many people come out this sunday, even Marla, one of the previous coordinators, came out for a chat and offered some words of encouragement.


Gardeners Welcome! by radiclebeets
March 25, 2014, 8:12 pm
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Just a reminder, we are in the gardens twice a week, and you are totally invited!!
We will be in the gardens from 1-4 on Wednesdays, and 11-2 on Sundays, planting and planning and playing in the muck! Snacks are always provided, and you’ll always find cheery gardeners to chat with.
We will be planting seeds, preparing the mushroom bed and doing some general planning tomorrow, I hope to see you there!
We are also looking to set up a meeting concerning the food forest, and what happens next. If you worked on the forest, or just want to see a new project thrive, let me know. We are hoping to have the meeting in the next couple weeks, and Kelsey and Ben will be leading that conversation and talking more in depth about the hopes for that land, and some social re-mediation.
Also we still have lots of compost, so if you’re starting a garden at home, or just want to get some dirt to play in, we have lots! Come get it anytime, it’s at the Parker and Vernon gardens.
Mulch Love,

Hand saws and drills- inoculation time. by radiclebeets
March 19, 2014, 1:49 pm
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Today i cut wedges out of an alder log and stuffed them with myceliated woodchips (oyster), then screwed the wedges back in place. I hope that was what should happen; its my first time!
What a beautiful sunny day though. I hope y’all get outside a bit and enjoy some rays and fresh air. :)



Worms, Seeds, Mushrooms! by radiclebeets
March 17, 2014, 3:06 am
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Sunday’s gloomy weather brought us indoors for the most part, but thats ok because there was lots to do! Re-vamping the worm bin and planting seeds took up most of the time- hand picking the worms was very rewarding, and we got a large bucket of castings to spread in the gardens. Planting seeds was great, we got all the indoor starts going, so now we wait and see who sprouts!
We had a local friend drop by and help with deconstructing the herb spiral, and in the process found a huge and beautiful Turkey Tail mushroom!!!

We ended the session by spreading the worm castings, and a fresh compost tea made by the lovely Grassroots Bioremediation group on saturday. The plants are going to love living here!!!


Yeay! They’re Starting The Gardens! by radiclebeets
March 15, 2014, 1:58 am
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- cheerful bicyclist sharing encouragement on wednesday!!
So this work party had a small group, John and I, but we got a lot of planning done, and even planted some seeds! Lettuces, beans, cabbage, radishes, a new herb bed next to the picnic bench… This year already looks like it will be lush with veggies and medicinals. Shallots have been started inside, but there is still much to do!

Come on by, our next work party is this Sunday from 11-2! We will be planting some seeds indoors, and who knows what else we’ll get up to. :)

Hope for sun! 💚




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