News & Events 

 

 

 2014 Events

 

Fall Membership Meeting

Thunder Mountain High School Library

23 September 7 PM

(2015 plot sign-up begins at 6:30 PM)

 

   

              Invasion of the Root Maggots                

 

  Adult Anthomiidae fly lays its eggs

at the base of a Brassica plant

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 Root Maggots feeding on Broccoli Plant --  Late June 2014

 

   

           To learn more about this pest  CLICK HERE                

 

 

 

 

 

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 did you miss Rick Fritch's presentation at

the Fall Membership Meeting?

see it here:

Gardening & Climate Change in SE Alaska

(PowerPoint) or (PDF)

also check out:

Regional Climate Projections for SE Alaska

 

 

 

 
Converting Garbage Cans to Composters
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Don't trash your trash can, or waste your garden waste!
Find out more here.

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  Invasive Plants Update

orange_hawkweed.pngOrange Hawkweed continues to encroach on the community garden, despite manual removal, repeated torching, and use of pre-emergent herbicide & occlusive fabric.

This is an extremely invasive, difficult to kill weed,  sometimes mistakenly cultivated as an ornamental.

IF YOU SEE IT, PULL IT (ALL OF IT), BAG IT, AND BURN OR DUMPSTER IT.

Orange Hawkweed should NEVER be placed in compost or weed piles.

 

 

 

Caution: CLUB ROOT
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This fungus infects plants such as cabbage, broccoli & Brussels sprouts. 

Spores can survive in soil as long as 20 years. 

Several plots in the garden are infected. 

Protect your plot from contamination by using only your own tools, and thoroughly disinfecting community equipment before use. 

Learn more here.

 

 

 

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WARNING: Brewery Grain Poisonous to Dogs

 

 Level of toxicity: Generally mild to severe, depending on the amount ingested 

Common signs to watch for:

            • Racing heart rate
            • Anxiety
            • Elevated body temperature (with temperatures exceeding 105⁰F/40.6⁰C)
            • Increased breathing
            • Vomiting
            • Abnormal clotting
            • Death 

Humulus lupulus, commonly known as hops, is present in the brewery grain used as a soil amendment in the garden. The exact toxic principle is unknown, but may be related to essential oils, resins, phenolic compounds, or nitrogenous constituents within the plant. When ingested by dogs, signs of toxicity can progress to death within 6 hours (without treatment). Any breed of dog may be affected, but breeds predisposed to malignant hyperthermia (e.g., greyhounds, Labrador retrievers, Saint Bernards, pointers, Dobermans, Border collies, English springer spaniels, and northern breeds) are at higher risk for toxicity. 

Adapted from Pet Poison Helpline

 

 

 

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Juneau Community Garden
PO Box 033395
Juneau, AK 99803
Physical location: 5669 Montana Creek Road
Email:
communitygarden998@gmail.com