August 7, 2017

FAMILY NIGHT AT THE GARDEN!!

Such a fun evening, and a lot of people helping got SOOOO much done!!  THANK YOU!!!







July 28, 2017

JULY 2017

 There's always lots of leftover veggies from the garden...so many people benefit from the community garden!

 It pays to get out early in the morning and exercise...you just might pass the "Free Veggies" table while there's something on it!!




















June 19, 2017

LOTS OF PRODUCE!!

The hotter it gets, the earlier we start working in the garden!!  Thanks to everyone who has been showing up at 6:00 and 6:30 a.m.  It is early, but it's also MUCH cooler!!  We're done by the time the sun is shining on the garden!



June 9, 2017

Our Garden LOVES the Heat!!

Here we are, our first full week into June and things are heating up rather quickly!  The squash, zucchini, cucumbers, and tomatoes are LOVING the "bowls" that fill up with water from the bubblers in the garden...and don't spray all over their leaves.  And it doesn't waste water, either!!  The new way of growing tomatoes up the twine attach to the bamboo trellis is working well, but does take concerted effort to pinch off the suckers on a regular basis!






The lettuce and spinach did SOOO well all spring long...as did the snow peas and the sugar snap peas.  We pulled out the last of the lettuce and spinach on Monday, and now the second planting of Zucchini and Yellow Squash has been put in.



 


 
 This is just four of the nearly forty tomato plants we have growing this way...can hardly wait for these beauties to turn RED!!!


April 27, 2017

Picking and Pinching ... in the Garden???


Beautiful morning!!  Beautiful garden!!  We picked lettuce, and spinach, and beets!!  We pinched the suckers off the tomato plants and pulled a few onions, too!!  It's amazing what a little sunshine, compost, weed control, and working with friends can do in a garden!!!





April 11, 2017

EVERYTHING'S PLANTED...except okra!!

We had several people come out last night for a beautiful evening "work party!"  I ALMOST wish the weather could stay just like this for 4 months!!  Truly lovely night to work in the garden!

Kids and adults worked together to get all the zucchini, squash, cucumbers and additional bed of onions planted.  We also thinned beets, removed old spinach, and harvested a lot of beautiful lettuce and spring spinach!!

 ("Dr. Death" also is trying to snag yet another gopher from our garden.  He's three for three so far!!)

We pinched off the lower limbs of our tomato plants, and everything is watering beautifully!

South Side beds...

These are NOT gopher mounds...just watering "bowls"...

Peas are thriving!

Our herb bed...needs some work...but the leeks are doing great!

Two beds of beets

Zucchini on the left; onions on the right


Tomatoes trellised with bamboo

Two beds of Potatoes!

Lettuce, spinach and onion beds