Although I don’t believe a work day was planned, a bunch of us decided to get together on Mother’s Day. The weather has been so nice that I think we were all anxious to start gardening. We prepared some beds; planted a few cool weather things; and weeded. Our next big workday is planned for Sunday, May 19 starting at 3 PM.
Check out the rain barrel system! We were able to raise enough money last summer to purchase rain barrels and pay Ron Cowgill to configure the down spouts on the house next to the garden so they drain directly into the rain barrels.
A short work day this Sunday – watering, picking up trash, pulling up some dead plants. Sadly we found that the windows in the little free library had been busted out. But, as an older gentleman said that was walking by, we have to repair the damage and move on. Getting angry and seeking revenge are what they want. He’s right although I think if any of us caught the perpetrator in the act . . . . Kathleen glued the two side windows and Ernie will replace the front window that was actually broken.
Here’s what we discussed going forward:
1. Planting day next Sunday, October 7. We will plant all the perennials that Olga picked up at the plant swap.
2. A Halloween party at the garden on October 31. We might still have some grape tomatoes to had out as “treats”.
Check it out – we’re officially on the map. Go to http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/ and click on the link to find a little free library on the world map.
Sunday, September 16, we met to do some fall cleanup and fall planting. We planted some lettuce, kale and beets with lots of assistance from the kids across the alley. But the highlight was our encounter with the tomato hornworm – look at that beast!
What a beautiful day to work in the garden. We weeded, harvested, trimmed dead branches from the tomatoes and planted a bunch of perennials that we got for free. Unfortunately, the perennials were not marked so we don’t know what a few of them are, but I guess we’ll find out eventually.
Next Sunday (September 16) we are planning to do some fall planting. Please join us!
We have a Little Free Lending Library; beautifully decorated by the neighborhood kids. The concept is – leave a book; take a book. So far it seems to be working. I’m in the process of getting our library registered so that we are on the map http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/.
Check out the library.
Many thanks to Ernie who brought twine to tie up the tomatoes and edging for the flower garden against the west fence.
We also have some watermelons growing. (see picture to the right).