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:


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:













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