Kayla's Garden

Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because: I want to be a garden intern because I really love to garden it is one of my passions.

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

1. To get better results in my plants produce besides zucchini.

2. To make sure I am always working on my garden and if I am not to help others in there gardens.

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

1. I hope to learn even more about plants and continue to further my knowledge.

2. I also hope to gain and further my leadership skills.

I think my biggest challenge will be: I think my biggest challenge will be to keep myself busy when the weather gets really hot and it feels like there is nothing to do in my garden.

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: Green onions are one of my favorite plants as they are good add on to food.

I hope to contribute this to the garden this year: I hope to contribute my good problem solving skills and my determination.

Garden Plan:

Vegetables and Flowers Planted (list in order):

  • Marigolds

  • Tomatoes

  • Radishes

  • Zucchini

  • Lettuce

  • Yellow Squash

  • Onions

  • Peppers

  • Cabbage

  • Carrots

  • Dill

  • Beans

  • Beets

  • Cabbage

  • Peppers

  • Butternut Squash

  • Zinnias

Rows of vegetables planted: 17

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 14

Planned Garden Yield: 335 lbs

Total Biggest Producer: Zucchini

Time Sheet:

May Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

June Days Off: 3

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

July Days Off: 2

Extra Days: 1

Days Late: 0

August Days Off: 1

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

September Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

Total Days Off: 6

Final Thoughts:

My favorite vegetable was my tomatoes.

Because: They are my favorite to pick.

My most productive vegetable was zucchini and I harvested _ 98.9__ Pounds.

My least productive vegetable was __ Onions__ and I harvested_ 0.1_ Pounds.

My total harvest for the year was _ 364.4_ Pounds.

My favorite job was: Picking my pole beans.

My least favorite job was: Was weeding my plants

I could have done better at: I could have definitely weeded a little more

I did the best I could doing: at making sure my plants didn't die

The two things I learned most at the garden this year were:

1. I learned it is really important to know how much to water certain plants, because when I watered my peppers less the did better.

2. To come in with a plan on what to do to stay on track.

Garden Log:

May 1-7: Zoom meetings and planned my garden.

May 8-14: Planted my garden

May 15-21: Planted my garden

May 22-28 : Put hay down some more and did a zoom call.

May 29-June 4: I put down more hay thinned out the radishes.

June 5-11: I was gone that week but they finished putting down hay and water for me.

June 12-18: I put up my poll bean fence and did some weeding.

June 19-26: Weeding my gardening and making sure to water well.

June 29- July 3: I pruned my tomatoes and then did weeding.

July 6-10: I did weeding and watered my plants, also worked on tomatoes

July 13-17: I was sick so I was catching up on weeding

July 20-25: This week was really busy I did weeding, we put down fertilizer, I did my recipe, and the I worked at the booth

July 27- 31: picking my vegetables and watering my plants.

August: 3-7 : I picked and weeded my garden

August 10-14: I weeded and picked plants. I had a lot beans.

August 17-21: I picked my vegetables and watered my plants

August 24-28: We picked the rest of the onions, beets, and carrots, I also watered and picked like usual.

August 31- September 4: I picked my vegetables and added them up and watered my plants.

September 4-11: The last week of work, I picked and water vegetables

Food Assistance:

Date Attended: 11th

What did you help with? I helped with setting it and getting things already and then waving signs around I also was the only one to clean up.

What were people like? The people where like well at least the ones who actually got things where very nice and really talkative.

What did you learn? I learned that is really important to broadcast this information more and then also make better signs so people can actually see them.

Booth Participation

Date: Sunday 7-25-21

Organization: Breakfast in the park/ art in the park

People encountered: I talked to three people and jumped in in for some other people I also talked on the microphone in front of all the people that attended.

Presentation : I told people about how we donated the food and about what vegetables we grew and how we grow on a plot of land.

How it went : It was a little hard but I think I did pretty well I am good at making my voice clear.

Why is this important: It is important because this helps build leadership skills and get are name out there.

What did you learn: I learned that that you really just got to speak and not wait for anyone else to start up or gives signs to one of the people to speak.



Pickling cucumbers


White vinegar



Pepper corns


Garlic cloves

So first you are going to cut some pickling cucumber in half and put them in a jar. Then after that you want to take some dill and put it in with them.

Then you are going to want to go over to your stove and put in a pot two parts water, one part vinegar, one part sugar, and one tenth salt. Then you are going to want to put some garlic cloves in the mixture along with some more dill, and a little bit of pepper corns if you have them. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Then pour it in your container and then leave it in the fridge over night. Now you got some pickles.