Luke's Garden



I want to work at the garden because: 
To learn how to operate and take good care of a garden

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:  
1. How to pitch a garden
2. How to max out each yield for the crops

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: 
1. How to pitch and plant a garden
2. Getting the experience to start and finish a garden this session

I think my biggest challenge will be: 
Pitching and planting my vegetables

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: 
Potatoes

I think a leader is: 
Having courage and taking responsibility.

I hope to contribute this leadership skill to the garden this season: 
I will have my garden in my own way with the creativity I have.

Garden Plan

Vegetables and Flowers Planted: 
Tomatoes
Zucchini 
Basil
Pepper
Carrots
Radish
Cucumbers
Marigold
Leeks
Beans
Beets
Cabbage
Yellow Squash

Rows of vegetables planted: 15


Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 11


Planned Garden Yield: 268 lbs


Planned Biggest Producer: Tomatoes

Time Sheet: 

May Days Off: 0
     Extra Days: 0
     Days Late:0
June Days Off: 0
      Extra Days: 0
      Days Late: 0
July Days Off: 2
    Extra Days: 1
    Days Late: 0
August Days Off: 0
         Extra Days: 0
         Days Late: 0
September Days Off: 
                Extra Days:
                Days Late: 

Total Days Off: 0

Final Thoughts: 

My favorite vegetable was Carrots  
        Because: They were easy to pick.

My most productive vegetable was Yellow Squash  and I harvested 63.1  Pounds. 

My least  productive vegetable was Beans  and I harvested 1.7  Pounds. 

My total harvest for the year was 111.1 Pounds.

My favorite job was: Watering

My least favorite job was: Weeding

I  could have done better at:  Weeding near my cucumbers

I did the best I could doing:   Keeping weeds out of my garden

The two things I learned most at the garden this year were:   
1. How to plant Vegetables
2. How to keep a safe distance and be protected by others

Garden Log

May 9: Started to plant my zinnia's
May 16: Finish planting tomatoes and peppers
May 23: Finish planting radish, cucumbers, marigolds, zucchini, leeks, beans, beets, cucumbers, and the last row of peppers
May 26: Finish planting last row of Pineapple tomatoes 2 rows left
May 28: Finish Planting Cabbages 1 row left
May 29: Finish Planting Yellow Squash finished all rows

June 2-11: Create Sign and weed around Zinnias
June 13: Started Mulch in my garden
June 16: Clean up around garden and picked radishes
June 18: Water and weed garden
June 20: Mulch in my garden
June 23: Picking radishes and weeding
June 25: Watering garden and weeding
June 26: Hay Bailing load-out
June 27: Finished Mulching in my garden
June 30: Water and weeding

July 2: Water and weeding up my garden
July 4: Extra Day Mulch rows between garden
July 7: Water and weeded and deliver Zucchini Bread for project
July 9: Water and weeded garden and collect squash
July 11: Interview and improvements
July 14-16: Weeding and Watering
July 18: Discussed plans for July Project. Water and Weeding
July 21: Absent
July 23: Absent
July 25-30: Water and weeding

August 1-6: Water and weeding and tree filling
August 8-15: Water Weeding and tree bagging
August 18-22: Water Weeding And tree bagging and cutting edges off of tomatoes
August 25-29: Water Weeding And tree bagging and cutting edges off of tomatoes and gathering Carrots

September 1-4: Water Weeding and cutting edges on tomatoes
September 5: Party!
September 12-15: Did Not attend due to Air
September 19:
September 22:
September 26:
September 29:

October 3:
October 9:

June  Leadership Project: Baking Zucchini Bread

Problem: What can I use in my garden from zucchini
Solution: I created Zucchini bread from one of my zucchini in my garden
Test/Activity: I used a Zucchini bread recipe with the zucchini I had.
Results: I finished my zucchini bread and shared it to the other interns
Communication: I use one of my family's cookbook to bake both of my zucchini's
Leadership Skills: I organized my ingredients to finish my goal

July  Leadership Project: 3rd Last Row of Pineapple Tomatoes Test

Problem: How long does it take for Pineapple Tomatoes to fully grown?
Solution: Taking off the flowers on my Tomatoes
Test/Activity: I see a difference from my other tomatoes that I planted and the Pineapple Tomatoes 
Results: It take about 2 1/2 months till Tomatoes are fully grown
Communication: I give it 30 secs of water on work days to see a change

August Leadership Project: Sunflower Benefits

Problem: What are the benefits of planting sunflowers?
Solution/Results: They attract pollinators, sunflower seeds limit weeds, and there beautiful and have edible seeds
Test/Activity: Sunflowers bloom 2-3 weeks
Communication: I let my sunflowers grow because they can limit weed sizing
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