Molly's Garden

Intern Profile

I want to work at the garden because: I think it will be a good opportunity to gain some job experience, meet new people, and learn how to garden better.

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

  1. Not having any plants die.

  2. If we have fair, winning something.

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

  1. How to garden better.

  2. How to hold a job.

I think my biggest challenge will be: Making my pre existing schedule work with this internship.

My favorite vegetable or fruit is: Green beans.

I hope to contribute this to the garden this year: Extremely good work ethic.

Garden Plan:

Vegetables and Flowers Planted (list in order):


Butternut Squash










Crookneck Squash



Pole beans


Yellow Squash

Rows of vegetables planted: 14

Number of different kinds of vegetables planted: 13

Planned Garden Yield: 338 lbs

Total Biggest Producer: Zucchini

Time Sheet:

May Days Off: 2

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

June Days Off: 4

Extra Days: 0

Days Late: 0

July Days Off: 0

Extra Days: 1

Days Late: 0

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Final Thoughts:

My favorite vegetable was Answer

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

My least productive vegetable was __ Answer__ and I harvested_ Answer_ Pounds.

My total harvest for the year was _ Answer_ Pounds.

My favorite job was: Answer

My least favorite job was: Answer

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I did the best I could doing: picking the right size of produce. Answer

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

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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 : Finished planting, spread straw, and had a day off for swim.

May 29-June 4: Spread straw, picked buds off of squash, and weeded.

June 5-11: Spread more straw, thinned my radishes, weeded, replaced my dead cucumbers with squash, and squished lots of cucumber bugs.

June 12-18: Put in tomato cages, harvested radishes, removed flowers from my tomatoes and squash, and weeded.

June 19-25: I thinned my beets and lettuce, removed flowers from my tomatoes and squash, and weeded a lot.

June 26-July 2: I started getting some squash and zucchini to pick, and I continued weeding and watering. We also used fish fertilizer, and laid down bark dust paths, and I put up my pole bean fence.

July 3-9: I harvested some of my lettuce, and I got some big zucchini for the first time. I continued weeding, watering, and picking flowers off of just my small plants.

July 10-16: I harvested the rest of my lettuce and about half of my beets, and did a lot of weeding.

July 17-23: I harvested almost the rest of my beets and lots of yellow & crookneck squash and zucchini. I also found 4 radishes that somehow survived being weed-wacked twice and not being weeded or watered for weeks, so that was pretty cool. I kept weeding and watering.

Recipe: Cinnamon and Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake


  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup oil (olive oil)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup buttermilk (you can sub milk + lemon juice)

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups grated zucchini

  • Splash of lemon juice

For the topping:

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons butter

How to Cook It:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

  • Press or drain the excess moisture out of the zucchini shreds. Mix the cake ingredients in order given.

  • Combine the topping ingredients with your fingers or in a food processor to make a crumbly topping. Pour half of the batter into a greased 9×13 cake pan. Cover with half of the crumbs. Repeat with the remaining batter and topping.

  • Bake for 45 minutes.


Food Assistance:

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