Gus Papajohn Garden Duty

December 11, 2012

Gus Papajohn Garden Duty

I did my garden duty on December 6, 2012, on account of missing my original date due to having mononucleosis. The weather on this day was mostly overcast with the sun making an appearance from time to time. On this relatively chilly day, none of the garden staff were outside, so I proceeded to water our plants. The garden appeared to be in excellent shape. I was amazed at how far the garden had come along since it was planted. The garden experience was an awesome part of our University 101 class.

Jack Maher Garden Post

December 11, 2012

I had my garden duty on December 6th, and unfortunately I had technical difficulties when trying to upload the pictures from my phone and deleted everything.. erroneous, but when I arrived the plants were all bulbous and luscious, so I just made sure to water all of them.  It’s pretty accomplishing thinking back to the first day when we planted our seeds and how far that garden has come. I find that this garden serves as a metaphor for our class as a whole in that we all planted the seeds of friendship that grew out of barren ground and blossomed into a healthy and beautiful whole. 

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December 11, 2012

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December 11, 2012

Becca Sutton Garden Duty

December 10, 2012

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I had garden duty on December 7. When I got there there wasn’t anybody working at the garden, so I just watered the plants and got rid of the weeds around them. I couldn’t believe that the plants had gotten so much bigger.

I had garden duty December 6th. When  I got to the garden I could not believe how large our plants had grown. Since I had not inspected them since the day they were planted, they were exponentially bigger than last time I saw them. The ground was still damp when I arrived, but I added a little water to it to make sure the plants would be sufficiently watered. There were not many weeds, but I pulled the few ones there were. It is fascinating how much a tiny seed can grow in such a short period. Picture are included. ImageImage

December 4, 2012

December 9, 2012

On December 4 I had garden duty. On this day I met with the garden attendant Matt and we discussed the problem of the aphids. He handed me a spray bottle that was filled with a homemade insect repellent with the primary solution containing soap. I began spraying the plants as he peeled back the leaves of the cabbage and collards. The areas I sprayed were  mostly on the leaves with large gray masses of aphids. After spraying every plant the first time, we went back for one good measure. Matt thinks that this should kill off most of the aphids as it has on other plants in surrounding gardens. Hopefully the aphids missed will be taken care of by lady bugs.photo (1).JPGphoto (2).JPG

I had garden duty on November 13, 2012.  The morning of my garden duty, it rained, so I knew that the plants were going to be already watered before I went.  When I got to the garden, I was surprised to see how big the plants were.  They looked like they were very healthy and had very little that needed to be done.  After inspecting the plants to make sure they all looked like they were still alive and thriving, I began to inspect for weeds and other things that may prove to be detrimental to the growth of the plants.  I ended up finding a few weeds that needed to be pulled and some trash that was around the plants.  After discarding of this, I took some pictures of the plants, which are included.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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December 8, 2012

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December 8, 2012