Potrero Eco-Patch Monitoring Area's Journal

August 03, 2021

Watering on August 2

Working on the theory that deep watering is the best practice for a garden in months of drought, we spent 2 hours delivering 279.1 gallons of water to our less than 1000 sq ft. native habitat garden

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July 23, 2021

Watering on July 22

Two hours of watering =255 gallons of water. Each of the 8 plots got 15 minutes

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July 21, 2021

Water Monitoring on July 14

On July 14, the Eco-Patch was watered and 151.7 gallons were recorded.

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July 03, 2021

Tracking the Water

June 23 and June 30 were good watering days. 171.5 and 275.7 gallons were sprayed on the 1000 sq ft patch. Plants are looking better wiht this additional water.

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June 22, 2021

Watering using two sources on June 18

Starting at 5pm we were able to deliver 75 gallons of water using the water wagon pump. At 6:15pm we were able to add the hose from the neighborhood home. This enabled us to water about 75 more gallons.

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June 12, 2021

Emergency watering continues

60 gallons covered the 1000sq feet in June 9. Next plan is to water on June 14. Trying to keep a record here.

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June 07, 2021

Sunday Watering on June 6

Working to get the 8 mixes of SF Native plants established, we brought 60 gallons of water to thie site and using the hose connected to the pump managed to cover all 8 mixes. Initially we planned to cover only 4 of the mixes, but a leaking pressure monitor caused us concern. Learning that the pressure monitor is primarily used to monitor ratio when using a pesticide, we'll try for only 4 mixes on June 9

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June 04, 2021

Watering the Eco-Patch with the wagon and pump

Saturday May 29 was the first day using the 30gallon wagon with a pump to deliver water to the patch. The hose connected to the wagon is long enought to reach all 8 mixes. We wheeled the wagon to the patch and then brought water in 5 gallon containers, carried in a car three containers at a time. We applies 60 gallons to the patch.
The next watering with the wagon and pump happened Wednesday night, June 2. This time we used a truck to carry water there, 6 containers at a time. We will work on being more efficient.

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May 24, 2021

Sunday morning Open Garden

The Eco-Patch team held a second Open Garden for two hours May 23. The partially sunny mornig was ideal for a garden visit. It was nice to see our Glen Park Greenway project neighbors come over to see the patch. We share a common interest in figurimg out how to reclaim urban areas that are collateral damage from the installation of freeways years ago. Our goal is to restore the area into native wildflower habitat that supports the wildlife that thrived before the freeway was constructed.
We were happy to see other neighbors who learned about the event from the CNPS website. A visitor from the Planet Drum organization was interstsed in bringing volunteers to help with our project.
The plants were healthy, having been lightly watered 4 days earlier, but the challenge of providing the water needed to establish the new plants is our big problem at this time.

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April 19, 2021

Open Garden morning

Now that the new growth in each of the plant mixes was no longer hidden by the pink flags, Sunday morning was a great time to share the progress with neighbors. We invited folks who have been involved with the park. Eddie, Noreen and Alex were on hand to answer questions and explain the test garden objectives. Counting everyone, we had about 16 visitors to the Open Garden. This was a nice way to meet neighbors who are interested in helping to promote native habitat planting.

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