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Location

Lodgings and/or Facilities in areas of Garden

This MIXED Garden has the following plants:

This MIXED Garden has the following plants:

Maintenance Activities For This Garden:

  • Main Weeds: Cane GrassStink Maile, Fire Ants, Mexican Sunflowers, choking, creeping and climbing weeds
    • Spray Soapy Water mix before working in this area
    • Eradicate cane grass as close to the base as possible using a Kama and pickax out if accessible
    • Use a Kama to cut the climbers and the chokers at the plant base to kill them. Remove climbers from off plants carefully.
    • Remove all creeping weeds from around the whole all garden beds and walkways.
    • Remove Mexican Sunflower from border - bring to crater slope at road front
  • Identification and Labeling:
    • Tag and label  transplanted trees with bright colored tree ribbon
    • Label the tree with date it was transplanted
    • Update plant pages if any are added or removed deleted from the garden.
  • Borders & Maintenance:
    • Keeping the wood borders free of weeds and mosses, weed whack the area of large grasses to keep walkways clear
    • Plant low decoratives or edibles between trees so as not to obscure the view.
    • In the Tulsi patch, rake carefully in between each tree
    • Mulch using brown paper bags, carefully placed around each tree trunk
    • Wet brown bags and place heavy branches on top to secure them
    • From the rakings, place bamboo leaves and any other brown leaves on top of wetted paper bags to complete the mulching.
  • Harvesting:
    • Harvesting fruit in season and Bamboo regularly promotes budding and new growth.
    • Encourage guests/volunteers to grab food from these areas also to harvest to and eat
    • If the trees are getting too tall to harvest, check with the director first about topping a tree or if you have any ideas for new edibles to plant.