Myranda's Garden


Myranda Planting Watering

Intern Profile

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are:

1.) Make new friends

2.) Grow good food.

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are:

1.) How to better care for the plants


I think my biggest challenge will be:

keeping the plants alive.

My favorite vegetable is:


My least favorite garden task is: Weeding

My most favorite garden task is: Watering

I think a leader is:

Someone who works with people and helps keep everyone together.

My worst leadership skill or trait is: Staying on task with everyone.

My best leadership skill or trait is: Keeping everyone together

Garden Plan:

Vegetables, Herbs, and Flowers Planted (in order)

1. Tomatoes

2. Broccoli

3. Basil/Marigold

4. Zucchini

5. Radish/Marigold

6. Cucumber

7. Cabbage

8. Carrot

9. Lettuce

10. Lettuce

11. Onion

12. Patty Pan Squash

13. Dill

14.Summer Squash

15. Oregano

16. Hot/Sweet Peppers

17. Tomatoes

18. Cabbage

19. Sunflowers

My favorite plant to plant was: Tomatoes

My lease favorite plan to plant was: Patty Pan Squash

I think my plan worked because: I kept most of the plants with their companion plants.

Garden Log:

May 16 - Started Planted

May 23 - Continued Planting

May 30- Finished planting. Started the newspaper and hay.

June 6- Continuing newspaper and hay. Tomatoes now have cages.

June 13- Still continuing newspaper and hay. Plants are looking good.

June 20- Plants are good. weeds are a pest still. Newspaper and Hay almost done.

June 27- Plants have less bugs. Last row to do of newspaper and hay. Mary-golds planted.

July 4- watered and harvested the radishes and some squash

July 11- fertilized. weeded. harvested more veggies.

July 18- Weeded, helped tie up tomatoes. Weeded more. Harvested squash. Tomatoes are slowly starting to ripen.

July 25- Weeded, got some people to come to the open house, weeded more.

Aug. 1- Watering was done and veggies picked.

Aug. 7- Sold $44 worth of peaches @ fair with Robert. Weeding is still in progress. Veggies are looking good.

Aug. 15- Group weeded in my garden today. Looks much better now. Production is slow again in the squash.

Aug. 22- Picked for state fair,

Aug. 29- okay harvest. Was out due to surgery.

Sept. 5- Started putting together the final leadership project.

Sept. 11- Ended the week pretty well. The squash is starting to settle down with the production.

Leadership Projects:


Problem:We need a way to identify our team when meeting with the public.

Solution: Design, order and manage the purchase of t-shirts for garden interns.

Leadership: Planning, Trust, Effective communication

Food Prep Project

Problem: We need to know and communicate how produce grown in our garden can be prepared.

Solution: Take produce home, find a recipe you like, prepare produce bring it back.

Communication: Write up recipe and tell group about what you made.

Leadership: Self Direction, Planning, Self Awareness

Donations Board

Problem:We need a way to make some money for the garden.

Solution: Design, and put together a donations board that shows what the money will be going towards.

Leadership: Planning, Vision, Self Direction, Self Awareness

Tomato Variety Comparison

Problem: We need to determine which tomato plant will produce best (Brought from home or provided).

Solution: Identify which tomato varieties produce the most.

Test: Plant and mark the test tomatoes. Take pictures once a week to see which does better over the season.

Document: Document the pictures taken.

Communication: Communicate your findings to the group.

Leadership: Vision, Planning, Self- Direction