What’s Growing in our Community Garden?

Jasmine and I had some fun gardening barefoot in the rain today.  We hoed the walkways between the community garden rows.  We got pretty muddy, but it was a lot of fun.  We’re glad it’s raining too because that means we don’t have to water all the plants (which takes roughly two hours!)

Feets

Our veggies are finally starting to look recognizable in our 12-row community garden.  We planted most of them in mid and late May with direct seeding and seedling transplanting.  Here’s what we have planted in each row:

Potatoes (4 kinds, including sweet potatoes- one of my favorites)

Greens, Beets, Radishes, Carrots

Beans

Beans

More Beets and Beans

Corn, Collards, Mustard, Pole Beans, Cucumber, and Zucchini

Various types of Peppers

Pepper

Tomatoes (this one has fruit!)

Tomato

Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Kale, Eggplant, and Fennel

Kale

Kale

Basil, Fennel, Lettuce, Radicchio, Eggplant, Mustard, Tatsoi Greens, and Joi Choi Greens

Joi Choi Greens

Joi Choi Greens

Basil

Basil

Collards, Cabbage, and Broccoli

Jasmine admiring our most green row

Jasmine admiring our most green row

Broccoli

Broccoli

Cabbage

Cabbage

Eggplant, Tomatillos, Celery, Cauliflower, and Kale

Lettuce, Leeks, and Onions

Bright green lettuce

Bright green lettuce

It’s been really exciting to watch them all grow over the past few weeks.  The weeding is a bit tedious, but we’ve been layering more compost and straw on top to suppress those pesky weeds.  Can’t wait to be able to harvest and eat fresh vegetables!

We also have basil, sorrel, oregano, strawberries, cilantro, rosemary, sage, parsley, lavender, fennel, and arugula growing in our herb garden.  And today, Jas and I layed out and watered multiple straw bales that we will be able to fill with soil and plant directly into in a few days as they start to decompose.  We’re thinking more squash and some strawberries.

Straw bale row

Straw bale row

-Adrienne

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