The garden is a Memorial Garden, a garden of benevolence, a garden of love. It is a gift to our community from the God of Love, Jesus the Christ. The first “seeds” for our garden have come from members of the congregation and a designation from the congregation’s memorial funds. These seeds have brought us to the beginning of a journey that will last for many years. Guided by the Holy Spirit we will plow forth until row upon row of our work is accomplished and our community is better nourished. The Lord invites you all to be part of His work on earth strengthening and feeding His children. The garden is made possible by generous donations from the community, and grants from the Alaska Food Policy Council through the Municipality of Anchorage, the Alaska Women's Giving Circle, generous support by the congregation of Lutheran Church of Hope, and support from the Alaska Synod of the ELCA.

Food from the garden in 2018 was sent to Lutheran Social Services Food Pantry, the Tudor Road Gospel Rescue Mission, and to Bean's Cafe.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Pepper Update 1/15/18

All Three
The jalapenos got their first true leaves on January 1. The poblanos got theirs on the 4th and the yellow was on the 6th. We also had another yellow wax sprout on the 6th as well as another poblano. Don't know if the latest poblano will make it though. It has no leaves. It's just a stem.

The tallest of the plants is about 2.5 inches. I will probably transplant them to 4 inch pots at the end of the month. I have ordered new 4 inch pots from Amazon. They are supposed to arrive today. I will be planting some basil seeds this week. Will see if I can coax in some fresh basil for later in the spring.

I don't usually have great success with houseplants unless they can survive neglect really well. Of the five or six we have there is one that wilts when it gets very dry and comes right back after it is watered. I always know it's time to water them when that plant wilts. I'm pretty sure I won't get away with that with the peppers and basil. This is a science project for me so I will report on the results whether they are good or bad. I will try to do an analysis on why the projects turned out the way they did as well.

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