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Don’t Get Discouraged

A note from Mary: I have noticed that a few of the gardens are not looking very healthy. Have you added nitrogen, compost, fertilizer, blood meal or bone meal? Since this is virgin soil, it must be amended to grow vegetables at their best. I would suggest that you work the above in your soil […]

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How-to Harvest Basil

  Basil Needs Aggressive Pruning Don’t be afraid to cut! When your basil plant has 3 to 5 sets of leaves, cut the top off just above the second set of leaves from the ground. The single stalk will now end here, and two new branches will now bud and grow from the set of […]

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Donated Organic Plants

Cathi, the Starbucks gal who had the charity plant sale a few weeks ago, has donated all the leftover plants from the sale to the SpringPark garden. We have about 40 tomato plants, 30 melons, 25 squash, 15 cucumbers, and 20 eggplants. Joe will be bringing these plants down to the garden on Saturday morning […]

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Nitrogen: The Elusive Nutrient

Nitrogen is critical for plant growth, though. It is a fundamental part of chlorophyll, and when leaves contain sufficient nitrogen, photosynthesis occurs at high rates. That’s why one of the important warning signs of nitrogen deficiency is yellowing, pale green leaves—especially if this chlorosis develops in the oldest leaves—and indolent plant growth despite fine weather. […]

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Friday Happy Hour & Cook-Out

Friday night was a blast! We had a group of twenty neighbors down for a “casual” get together. Joe brought his grill and made steak fajitas for the gang, JoEl brought colorful veggies to grill, and someone brought a huge chocolate cake. The highlight of the evening was when Christy and Gordon McLeod whipped out […]

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BBQ Fundraiser Report

The BBQ was a big hit. We had fun, celebrated with neighbors, created awareness for the garden, and raised $501 for garden improvements! All left over food was donated to a local shelter/food bank. Below is a break down of how the money worked out. INCOME BREAKDOWN: $735.00 – Adult BBQ (49 sold at $15 […]

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[Event] Garden Happy Hour

The weather is fantastic and the garden is blooming, let’s celebrate with a casual gathering of neighbors at the garden.  Joe is going to bring down his Webber grill and happy to cook up your favorite meat or veggie. I will bring down the extra plates, napkins, utensils, and condiments from Saturday’s BBQ.  Bring your […]

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[Event] Organic Pest Control with Greg Rohde

We have received comments on the website about how to organically control pests like ants and bugs in the garden. Looking for answers I reached out to Rhode’s Nursery & Nature Store, and owner Greg Rhode offered to come to our garden and give a presentation on “Organic Garden Pest Control” on Saturday, April 13, […]

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[Photos] Inaugural Garden BBQ

Saturday’s BBQ was a huge success. We had near perfect weather, happy neighbors, good eats, fantastic music, and garden fun. The event raised about $500 for the garden, and created awareness of all the cool stuff happening at the SpringPark Garden.

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Get to Know Soulman’s Bar-B-Que

“Serving the best Bar-B-Que in Texas since 1974……….” 1840 N. Plano Rd. Richardson, TX 75081   Spring Park, get to know the Soulman……..in Richardson! The minute you walk through the door you’ll find a warm, inviting, home style approach serving up the Best Bar-B-Que in Texas.  Soulman’s is family owned and operated since 1974, and […]

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