The garden is nicely producing with not too much work on our part at this point. We’ve harvested probably close to 8 maybe 9, gallon size bags of mixed greens, arugula and kale. We’ve had 2 rounds of radishes and expect to plant another group soon. The tomatoes are coming along well and the eggplants and cucumbers are starting to take off. So much abundance to be thankful for!!!!
Several community garden members and one Board member got together on Saturday to help plot out the Children’s Garden. We planted strawberries, pumpkins, lamb’s ear, mint, a lavender bush, tomatoes, a creeping onion and bean seeds. A small butterfly bush will soon be added. The lay out of the garden and walkway was designed to appeal to children’s senses and create easy interaction as they move throughout the space. Brushing the mint and lavender will release aromas, and the tomatoes, beans and strawberries on the outer edges will let children easily pick from the sides of the bed.
My daughter and I added painted rock critters this morning – two butterflies and one beetle. We will make several more soon.
We made a late but serious dent in our community garden plot this weekend planting sugar snap peas, arugula, spinach, kale, radish, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and eggplants. Looking forward to a collective gardening experience this year!
David found some great wood scraps for stepping stones
HARD WORK PAYS OFF!
Our family has one of 35 plots at the new community garden site in town. This summer we helped build the beds for the 10′ x 10′ plots. In addition there will be 2 handicap beds, a children’s garden and 3 sites for composting.
We expect to plant carrots, tomatoes, kale, spinach, arugula, eggplant, snap peas, cucumber, and patty pan squash. I took E to visit the site as it’s important for her to see it during the different seasons and phases.
On our way to the beach we foraged…
Three little helpers tended garden today.