Ellie's Garden

Intern Profile 


I want to work in the garden because: 
I have always enjoyed working in gardens since I was young and I would harvest small gardens with my grandma, and father. I also wish to work in the garden as the product is going to a good cause.

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:  
1. Become more self-advocating in the way I ask questions.
2. Produce 90% or more of my target yield.

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: 
1. I hope to learn when to harvest crops so they are at their peak, as I often have difficulty determining when vegetables may be ready for harvest.
2. Learn the fundamentals of planning and caring for a garden during the summer.

I think my biggest challenge will be: 
Evaluating when to harvest crops, as I sometimes have difficulty knowing when produce is ripe.

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: 
Yellow squash, because I find it both versatile as well as one of the first vegetables I really started to enjoy growing then cooking with. I personally prefer the straight necked variety as I believe it is easier to cut up into pieces.

I think a leader is: 
Someone who is willing to step up and take responsibility for a group, and someone who leads by example, showing others what to do. 

I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season: 
I hope to contribute positivity and determination skills to this garden.


Garden Plan

Vegetables and Flowers Planted: 
Marigolds
Yellow Squash
Beans
Cabbage
Tomatoes (delicious and one oregon star)
Carrots
Radishes
Cucumber
Cabbage
Beets
Acorn Squash
Radishes
Yellow Squash
Marigolds
Butternut Squash
Cucumber
Peppers

Rows of vegetables planted: 17


Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 13


Planned Garden Yield: 331 lbs

Planned Biggest Producer: Yellow Squash

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Garden Log

May 9: Finished garden plan and began planting the first 4 rows in the garden including marigolds, yellow squashes, beans, and cabbage.
May 16: Planted 5 more rows and learned how to plant tomatoes.
May 23: Finished planting my garden, and managed to fit in another row of radishes in-between two squashes.
May 30: Watered my garden routinely, and weeded in between rows. Created my garden sign and had the t-shirt voting.

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