The big excitement at our last garden workday on Sunday September 7 was our first harvest of potatoes. The pictures speak for themselves!
Sunday, July 27, we had our first picnic of the season. Obviously the hotdogs and turkey burgers didn’t come from the garden but many of the side dishes did. Enjoy the pictures.
Although not yummy to everyone, they certainly are to us. We harvested quite a few this week (Sunday, June 29). We dug up the spinach which had gone to seed and planted a bunch of tomatoes, a few zucchini and a cucumber. Hopefully by planting this late we’ve missed the deadly squash vine borer. There is still a ton of kale, chard and arugula. Don’t be shy.
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Thanks to rain and warm weather, the garden is bursting with spinach, arugula, swiss chard, cilantro, lettuce! Besides the usual maintenance (picking up garbage, weeding) we planted a few more carrots and beets. We also planted tomato and pepper seedlings that Michael got for free. Some of them look a bit sad, but hopefully with a little TLC they’ll pull through. Ernie worked on the potato bed. Next Sunday we plan to plant potatoes. We had such good luck last year.
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It’s amazing what a little bit of sun and rain will do. The garden just popped over the past several weeks. Although a lot of the “popping” involved weeds, it still is nice to see all the green. We planted some more vegetables, mowed and weeded.
Join us pretty much any Sunday at 3 PM. It doesn’t hurt to check the sign on the fence first but we are usually there.
Finally it’s warmed up enough to do a little planting. Sunday (May 4) we planted onions, arugula, kale. The Sunday before we planted some spinach, carrots, other greens. Sadly, sometime between Friday and Sunday the garden was vandalized. They knocked over the rain barrels, breaking the spigot. They pulled up spinach and threw it down. (If they had eaten it we might not have been so mad). They tore up the borders to one of the plots. A young man from the neighborhood says he saw the perpetrators but didn’t recognize them. After ranting, folks got to work and cleaned up the beds; righted the rain barrels and refilled them. As a result, we decided it best not to bring out the Little Free Library. Maybe later in the season if all goes well.
While we’re on the topic of bad news, we found out that the lot has been sold. This will likely be the last year for Green on McLean. The new owner plans to build on that spot. He does not know when this will take place and has promised to give us at least a month’s warning when a decision has been made. In the meantime, he has told us to keep on doing what we’re doing. If you know of any empty lots suitable for a community garden, please let us know.
In the meantime, please join us Sunday, May 18 at 3 PM for another workday and enjoy the pictures: