Calendar

Workday

Rescheduled!!!

March 1
starts at 10


SCG Annual Plant Sale

March 7, 9-2

For more info, see below


Funky Chicken Coop Tour

April 4, 10 - 4

More Info


Ongoing

Board Meetings

Second Tuesday of every month.

Spring 2015 Plant Sale

Saturday, March 7

Plant Lists
Tomatoes
Peppers
Eggplant & Tomatillos

Press Releases

January 27, 2015

SCG Annual Plant Sale - March 7th, 9-2

30,000 Hard to find Certified Organic Tomato and Wicked Hot/Sweet Bell Pepper Plants, Herbs go on sale March 7, 2015.

Austin, Texas - Austin's most loved, locally raised heirloom veggies and herbs make their big debut 9 A.M. at Sunshine Community Gardens (SCG) 4814 Sunshine Dr, Austin, Tx 78756 March 7, 2015. The sale is the largest Certified Organic Non-Profit Plant event in Texas. Over 150 Tomato varieties, 72 Wicked Hot and Sweet Bell Pepper varieties, 15 kinds of Eggplants, 5000 thousand herbs and other plants ready for spring planting.

Here is the band line-up for the sale

  • 9:00 Minor Mishap Marching Band website
  • 10:00 Bob Slaughter - First Set website
  • 10:30 Cranius Astounding Children's Show website
  • 11:00 Bob Slaughter - Second Set website
  • 12:00 Adrienne Braswell website

Plant Lists
Tomatoes
Peppers
Eggplant & Tomatillos

Press Releases

January 27, 2015


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2014 Tomato Test Plot Results


Notice

The paper copy of the Green Binder located in the shed has been discontinued. You will be required to use the "Green Binder" on the website. You can also check your hours for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 . To receive proper credit for your hours, you must use the name that is on your contract,


Tomato Tasting Results 2014

At long last, the results from the Tomato Tasting are in (the earlier report was from a previous year). This year, we had 49 varieties to sample. The five top-ranked tomatoes for taste were Black and Brown Boar, Sun Gold, Lemon Boy, Cherokee Purple, and Black Cherry. The five lowest-ranked tomatoes for taste were BHN-602, Homestead 24F, Large Barred Boar, Dark Galaxy, and Lemon Cherry. Texture and looks were also judged although fewer people made comments on those features than for taste. In any category, scores with more people judging them are more reliable than those with just a few. Also, the results depend on the samples submitted. If the tomatoes weren't totally ripe or overripe, their scores may not be consistent with their peak flavor. Paste type varieties always score lower for taste and often texture than those typically eaten fresh.

Results sorted alphabetically (.pdf)

Results sorted by taste and looks (.xls)


Notes From the Gardens

June 13, 2014

Sunshine has joined The American Community Gardening Association. Check out their newsletter for valuable community gardening info.





Welcome to Sunshine Community Gardens' website

Please feel free to contribute recipes, hints, pictures, links, comments or anything else you feel that will help this website become a gardener's reference and home.

Send email to Sharon at scgardenweb@gmail.com.

Sunshine's Compost/Recycling Operations

Do you want to recycle leaves, grass clippings, or vegetable kitchen waste? You are welcome to bring this material to Sunshine Gardens and deposit it in the appropriate clearly marked pile.

Please empty your collection containers (another opportunity, to recycle) for reuse.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept twigs, branches, or logs as we have no way to deal with them as nature cannot break them down quickly enough given our limited space.

Also, we can't accept florist waste. We try to subscribe to organic practices and avoid herbicides and fungicides and preservatives. We don't know what the flowers are treated with but if and only if, it contains none of the above then you are welcome to dump it in our compost pile.

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