CCSF Garden

Fresh vegetables and flowering plants in garden during summer

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Welcome to the CCSF Garden page. Get updates on what’s happening in the garden this week.

Saturday May 18 – Work in CCSF garden 10am to 1pm

Garden maintenance; set up drip irrigation. This is the last meeting of the semester.

Now growing in the garden are beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, collards, kale, kohlrabi, lettuce, mustard, peas, potatoes, spinach, strawberries, tomatoes, and summer squash.

Summer garden care and harvest — May 25 through the end of August

The vegetable garden will continue through the summer school session and into the Fall Semester. The schedule may vary from week-to-week, but the meeting days will be once a week on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday — the day may vary from week-to-week. Time in the garden will be from about 5pm until about 8pm; we will finish out work well before dark. Check here for scheduling and updates as department summer schedules are firmed up. During the summer we will havest crops and plan and plant for the fall season.

Scroll down through the updates to see what’s been planted, what’s growing, and expected harvest.

Past meetings below:

Saturday May 11: Garden maintenance; tied up beans and peas; pruned tomatoes; harvested lettuce; watered and weeded; moved tomatoes out of greenhouse to lath house.

Saturday May 4: Potted up tomatoes.

Saturday April 27: Cleaned asparagus beds; potted up strawberries; watered and maintained 6 planted beds.

Saturday April 20: Planted green beans, squash, snow peas, spinach, and kohlrabi. Harvested lettuce.

Saturday April 13: No meeting. Spring break.

Saturday April 6: Visited FILOI ornamental and vegetable gardens.

Saturday March 30: Planted carrots, celery, collards, kale, cabbage. Hilled up potatoes.

Tuesday March 26: Prepared two additional planting beds with weedblock fabric and hoops and covers.

Saturday March 23: No meeting

Saturday March 16: Removed bird damaged plants and added weed block cloth to planting bed. Planted lettuce, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, and kale. Place hoops and netting over beds to prevent birds and insects from attacking plants. Hilled up potaotes in grow bags.

Saturday March 9: Planted a second bed with potatoes and onions; placed weed-block across the bed prior to planting; weed-block should help control the bulb weed called Nothoscordum gracile. Planted a third bed partially with strawberries. Assessed bird damage to the first bed of cabbage-family crops; placed bird netting over the bed to exculde further pest damage. Moved seedlings from greenhouse to lath house for hardening-off. Our tomatoes and peppers and potatoes in grow bags remain in the greenhouse.

Saturday March 2: Planted potatoes. Continued bed preparation. Checked on last weeks plantings.

Saturday February 24: Planted in the garden cabbage, cauliflower, collards, mustard. Potted up tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse.

Saturday February 17: Not meeting due to rainstorm.

Saturday February 10: Planted peas in garden; began preparation of another planting bed.

Saturday February 3: Soil was too wet to plant. Potted up seedlings in the greenhouse.

Saturday January 27: Sow seeds in greenhouse including Carrots, Turnips, Celery, Lettuce, Spinach; work in garden preparing soil

January 22: Seed start indoors: Collards, Kale, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens

January 20: Seed start indoors: Basil, Chives, Oregano, Thyme

January 13: Seed start indoors: Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants

January 12: Seed start indoors: Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower

December 15: Seed start indoors Lettuce, Peas

Projected planting January – March:

Fava bean, Beet, Broccoli (plants), Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower (plants), Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Mustard, Onion (sets), Parsnip, Pea, Potato (tubers), Radish, Spinach, Swiss chard, Turnip

Projected planting April – May:

Basil, Bean, snap, bush, pole, Carrot, Cauliflower (plants), Celery, Eggplant (plants), Lettuce, Pepper (plants), Squash, summer, Squash, winter, Swiss chard, Tomato (plants)

Written by Stephen Albert

Stephen Albert is a horticulturist, master gardener, and certified nurseryman who has taught at the University of California for more than 25 years. He holds graduate degrees from the University of California and the University of Iowa. His books include Vegetable Garden Grower’s Guide, Vegetable Garden Almanac & Planner, Tomato Grower’s Answer Book, and Kitchen Garden Grower’s Guide. His Vegetable Garden Grower’s Masterclass is available online. has more than 10 million visitors each year.

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