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March 8, Saturday, 1 -3 PM: Garden Work to do, Lunch, Holladay Tour

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, March 07, 2014

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What's happening in the gardens this week and work to do: 

Saturday, March 8, 1 - 3 PM

We'll do a quick tour of the Holladay A & B Gardens but spend MOST of our time in Holladay C Garden

NOTE:  If you can work in Holladay A & B Gardens anytime early next week (preferably Monday through Wednesday), during daylight hours, let me know.  You may be working on your own but if you'll come during our group Saturday work session, you'll see exactly what needs to be done next week.

Where to find us:

1 - 1:10 PM: Holladay A Garden:  2836 E Casto Lane (5060 South)

Meet me back near the greenhouse in my backyard. I'll show you how fast the garlic is coming up along with a lot of our early spring crops i.e. spinach, lettuce and other salad greens in the greenhouse. Not time to harvest yet. We need to gather some tools and supplies together then quickly head over to Holladay B Garden, about 2 minutes away. Most of the work that needs to be done in this garden will happen during the week next Monday - Wednesday.

1:15 - 1:30 PM:  Holladay B Garden, 2650 East Milo Way

I'll quickly show you what needs to be done in this garden and drop off some tools and equipment. Check out all the peas we planted a few weeks ago. Most of the work in this garden will also happen next week during the week.  We also need to load up a whole bunch of bricks from this garden and take over to the Holladay C Garden.

1:35 - 3 PM:  Holladay C Garden, 2225 East Fardown (near 6000 So. 2300 E. area)

Follow me over to this garden, approx. 5 minutes from the other 2 gardens. This is where we will spend the bulk of our time. 

Specific Work to be done in all 3 gardens: 

Holladay A

  • Fix hole in greenhouse roof - 
  • Set auto timer for drip line system in greenhouse - 
  • Light weeding in greenhouse:  32 rows
  • Light weeding in and around 60 ft. of garlic patch
  • Take Pitch Fork to B Garden
  • Take extra fence posts to B Garden
  • Take zip ties to B Garden
  • Take several seed packages of early spring veggies to C Garden
  • Take tools to loosen dirt in B Garden
  • Take fence post pounder to B Garden

Holladay B

  • Use pitch fork to tidy up compost pile
  • Move it away from peas
  • Many of the peas we planted a few weeks ago need to be covered again. Rain exposed them.
  • Fix a few fence posts w/ zip ties
  • Pound in a few fence posts to help secure fence

NOTE: If anyone has ANY extra fence posts or 4' rebar they can donate, let me know.

Load bricks into my white truck - to take to C Garden

Holladay C

  • Straighten black plastic that is currently in this garden
  • Secure it with bricks
  • Use action hoes in between black plastic to loosen dirt
  • Create furrows
  • Plant more spinach, lettuce, other salad greens



Once this garden is planted, all 3 Holladay Gardens will have tossed salad greens and other early spring crops growing in them and will be harvested mostly in April, May and June.

All of the South Jordan Gardens will be planted in mid-May with lots of summer crops.

Other things we need help with next week:

Need help hauling horse manure...

a short distance from the Equestrian Park in South Jordan over to TWO of our South Jordan Gardens BEFORE we till these gardens.  If you have a TRUCK and can take a load and just dump it on the garden anytime during next week let me know.  We will spread it out all over the garden as a group. 

About the Wheeler Farm CSA Open House….

I need to get the banner and postcards back from you soon.  Bring them tomorrow if you are coming or let me know when I can get them.  Need them soon. 

Help needed with another upcoming Fair

Friday, March 21, 8 - 5 PM or any part of that day.  Held in Sandy, Utah at the Larry Miller Convention Center near I-15 and 9300 South.  

Garden Work on Saturday, 12:30 pm, Holladay

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday update:  Feb. 3.

Another very productive day in the garden.  We finished getting the greenhouse cleaned up and organized. We are starting to eat spinach and/or another dark green leafy lettuce.  Soon there will be a LOT more!  The entire 1200 sq ft. greenhouse will be like a giant bowl of tossed green salad in about 45 days from now!  We are planting seed like crazy right now.  Hope everyone loves tossed green salad because we grow a lot!!


If you want to help plant lettuce seed, you should come and

work with us at 12:30 pm, Sat. in the Holladay Garden.

  I have some members coming over to do this at this time that you'll be working with.  This is inside the greenhouse.

There is also a lot to do outside the greenhouse.  We need a lot of help putting some of our old leaves into white storage buckets, which will all be transported to some of our larger gardens and tilled in to the soil.  We try to recycle as much as possible and not throw anything away if it is organic.

We also cleared away the leaves from on top of our garlic so it can grow a lot faster.  Garlic LOVES this type of cold weather with all the snow melting down into the soil and bulbs.  Garlic won't grow much once it starts getting hot.

1st Garden Work day of 2012! SO exciting!!!

Sheryl McGlochlin - Thursday, February 02, 2012

A big HUGE thanks to Pat, Hilary and Julie for helping me on this first work day of the year!

We got a lot of the greenhouse organized and cleaned up.

Everyone got a loaf of Great Harvest Bread for working, along with a bunch of Rich's Bagels.

I never know what food we'll have for our garden members when they come and work, but if we have food available, you will definitely get some!

I'm adding a NEW work time - tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 3, 1:30 - 3 pm

If you want to work with us, RSVP via email and come!!

This year is going to be SO great and I know we will be growing a TON of food.

I'm excited!

June 20 - 22, Mon. - Wed., Garden Work to do

Sheryl McGlochlin - Sunday, June 19, 2011

I'll post more in the afternoon, but we could use more help in the morning if you are available.

Monday, 8:30 am, Start at West Jordan A Garden

So far Lori, Cindy and I will finish planting.


Then drive a few blocks to....

West Jordan C Garden

and finish planting.  Then drive to....

South Jordan A and B Gardens:

and finish planting. 

On Tuesday, we'll pick up where we left off and finally move to Riverton Garden and finish planting.


Urgent Work: 

We need to get these gardens finished while we have soft, wet soil!


If you can't come at 8:30 am, call to find out where we are: 801-278-5313


By Wednesday afternoon, I hope to be done planting these gardens.


Email or call me if you are able to help.


Tuesday, June 21, 7 am, Holladay Gardens

Work w/ Jen


Wednesday, June 22, 6:30 - 9 pm

Px5 Event, Holladay


More garden schedules will be posted on Monday.

If you plan to work anytime this week, email and let me know before hand.  State if you prefer working on the East or West and I'll let you know where we need your help.

Friday, Sat., Garden Work to do

Sheryl McGlochlin - Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday, 9 - 11 am, South Jordan Gardens:

 Work with Anne Cox and kids in South Jordan A & B, she'll be picking peas, salad greens, pulling weeds, then head down the street to South Jordan B Garden to use a weed whacker and water rows of corn.


Sat. 9 am, Taylorsville Garden

work w/ Brenna, helping to irrigate our largest garden


Friday, 6 pm, West Jordan A Garden

work w/ Brenna, finish weeding the raspberries, onion and garlic patch


Friday, Saturday, Anytime, Holladay B Garden

Help pick peas.  RSVP first. 


We are working hard to finish planting Riverton Garden, West Jordan A & C Gardens, and South Jordan A & C Gardens 



Let me know via email, text, phone call, before you work in any garden


June 8 & 9: Wednesday/Thursday Night Schedule w/ Pot Luck Dinner

Sheryl McGlochlin - Tuesday, June 07, 2011

If you are able, work with us Wednesday and Thursday evening, 6 - 9 pm.

6 - 7 PM:  West Jordan A and C Gardens, work and dinner


7 - 9 PM - South Jordan A & B gardens

NOTE:  We're starting in West Jordan since traffic can be ridiculous at 6 pm trying to get to 11400 So. 2700 W. 


Wednesday night:  POT LUCK Dinner for all garden workers

 WHERE:  West Jordan A Garden

I'll bring my specialty dish for everyone who comes: Slow Cooker Chicken Enchiladas,  RSVP

If you want to bring something to share, bring it!  If you don't, no worries.  We'll have plenty of food so don't stress, just come and join us! 

Garden Schedule for June 5 - 10

Sheryl McGlochlin - Saturday, June 04, 2011

We have plenty to do in the gardens all next week.  A few more days of 80's then more comfortable temps in the 70's should be here, making things a lot more pleasant for our crops.  If you can work any day next week, let me know.  Email and tell me which of the following gardens you would be willing to help in.


Group work schedule will be posted on this blog soon.

Gardens that can use individual help as of Sat. June 4th:

Email me for details, before going over, so you know what to take.  You can work for just 30 minutes or longer if you like!  Any help is greatly appreciated!


South Jordan A


3300 South C

Holladay A

Holladay B

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