Angelina Ballerina's Garden

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Hey, my name is Angelina, or AJ for short (: Pictures!

My Profile:

I want to work in the garden because: Growing up, my grandma had a big and beautiful garden. When she went out to take care of it, I always went with her

Two of my personal goals for working at the Dallas Youth Garden this summer are: They are to learn more about plants and not to dehydrate any of them

Two things I hope to learn for working at the Dallas Youth Garden are: I hope to learn different types of weeds and how to take care of plants properly

I think my biggest challenge will be: It will be keeping my garden nice and weeded

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: My favorite fruit is a tomato, my favorite vegetable is broccoli

I think a leader is: A leader is someone who takes their own path

Garden Plan:

Rows of vegetables planted: 10 rows of vegetables have been planted

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: There are 7 different types of vegetables

Optimal Garden Yield:

My garden did or did/not match my plan and why: I did not because I didn't have my plan at the moment

Garden Log:

May 3-5: Started work and removed tarps

May 8-12: Worked on plans helped at master gardeners plan sale

May 15-19: Planted squash

May 22-26: Planted Basil

May 29-June 2: Planted Basil

June 5-June 9: Finished garden

June 12- June 16: Help put down straw

June 19-June 23: Absent due to family

June 25-June 30: Put more straw down on 3 peoples gardens

July 2-7: put more straw down on 2 peoples gardens

July 10-14: Watered my garden and picked some vegetables

July 17-21: Watered again and picked some more vegetables...again...

July 24-28: Finished putting straw down for coworkers

July 31-August 4: Put straw down for adults garden and picked what we wanted to show in the fair

August 7-11: Had to choose whether to go home an hour early or to stay to make up for the lost days

August 14-18: Harvested our plants and saw how much it weighed

August 21-25: Harvested some more and found out that I have more than 2 ripe tomatoes

August 21-26: weeded, watered, and harvested.

August 28- September 2: Weeded, watered, and harvested all the dill and onions.

Leadership Project:

Problem: We needed t-shirts for the whole garden

Solution: 3 of us got together and thought about how the design would go

Test/Activity: We figured out which statement we liked best and agreed on it

Results: We sent them into the guy who makes them and they are wet on their way

Communication: We talking about it on about the 3rd week into the season

Leadership Skills: Effective communication

Problem: I have Flea Beetles on my broccoli and they are eating my leaves

Solution: Spray the plant or set down yellow sticky traps to trap them

Test/Activity: Dean has been spraying my broccoli ever so often

Results: The flea beetles are slowly going away and my plants are becoming healthier

Communication: I told Dean that I have Flea Beetles and I talked to Brandon, turns out he has them too

Leadership Skills: Effective communication