Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August 2011

Lots of rain and sunshine equals happy and fast growing plants. Here is the cucumber plant on July 21.

Less than two weeks later the plant is almost in the next box.

Not only did the plant grow rapidly, but produced many lemon cucumbers. Here are some I found this morning.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Plants are getting big

I was reading the blog and found out that I did not get cucumbers and tomatoes until after July 24. So I patiently wait....
My tomatillos are HUGE. Here is a picture from May 25:

And here they are on July 14:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


This year I did not have room in my box to plant a zucchini because the beets took longer than usual. My boss heard this and said that he had two zucchini plants and he would gladly give me one. So on June 29 Mr Zucchini joined the community garden in the spare box.

Some of his leaves died out, but I watered him everyday and he has sprouted new leaves and a flower. Here is Mr Zucchini on July 7.

I hope to get a zucchini soon----Mr Bee needs to do his work!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July 1 2011

Welcome July! Where did June go? A week in June was creating the herb garden (that will come at a later blog post). This past week has been warm and sunny days, so the plants have started to grow! Here are two cherry tomatoes I found this morning:

The pepper may be ready any day now:

We finally picked the beets today. A fellow gardener gave me some lettuce. There will be yummy meals this weekend!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

the Herb Garden!

I have been pondering and drawing and talking about an herb garden for about nine months. Part of gardening is patience, trying something, having it fail or change, trying again----and having wonderful support from fellow gardeners.
Here is a picture of the area when I starting pondering about a visual herb garden:

After weeding and waiting for a dry day (that would be May 6!), Steven tilled the area (thank you!!!---I would've hurt myself with the tiller).

May 2011 was a wet and rainy month. And we were all busy with things. This let me: research herbs; learn how to place stepping stones into the ground; shop around, pick stepping stones; and budget. Then one day the person with the money said "let's go shopping!". So three hours later and lots of stuff unpacked, I was ready to implement all this planning.
First I laid out the stones and asked a few people their opinion. Then I started digging!

After digging, I placed the weed cloth over the area and then placed the heavier sand/rock mixture over the weed cloth.

I was able to get some of the stone in the first night, but the second night I was able to finish it by 7:30pm---then ate dinner under the tree.

The next morning fellow gardeners helped plant all the herbs. (I was tired!)

And here is the group with the completed herb garden! I hope that everyone gets to cook with some of the fresh herbs from the garden!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Mid-June Garden 2011

Sun was welcomed on this Monday morning. The garden is looking happy! Peas pods are appearing daily. About eight people were in the garden at noon. It is the happening place!

My plot is a little behind schedule from last year, but everything is finally in and we shall see what happens.

(above picture taken by Clint Gardner)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Future Herb Garden

The sage is encouragement to keep creating an herb garden. It will be a corner of the herb garden. We have had a cold wet spring, so my goal is to have it created in two weeks!
I also planted a cherry tomato plant and a lemon cucumber plant. Definitely later than last year!