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!)
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
More Beets and Beans
Corn, Collards, Mustard, Pole Beans, Cucumber, and Zucchini
Various types of Peppers
Tomatoes (this one has fruit!)
Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, Kale, Eggplant, and Fennel
Basil, Fennel, Lettuce, Radicchio, Eggplant, Mustard, Tatsoi Greens, and Joi Choi Greens
Collards, Cabbage, and Broccoli
Eggplant, Tomatillos, Celery, Cauliflower, and Kale
Lettuce, Leeks, and Onions
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.