Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Progress So Far

Here is my gardening buddy posing for me in front of our half plot at the community garden. We are almost done. Whew! I can only go as fast as his attention span will let us. He's been so good about helping me. He loves to get the weeds and put them in the wagon and help me throw them into the weed pile. We love looking for bugs too. We've been seeing a lot of those rolly polly bugs (pill bugs), a worm here or there, and we've been seeing a lot of lady bug larvae wandering around (yeah for them!). Hopefully we can get this plot done by the end of the week and then we can start work on our full sized plot. :-)
Oh and then I can start planting marigolds to start with. I'm so excited!

Monday, March 24, 2008

My Little Greenhouse

My greenhouse keeping everybody warm and cozy. So far I have tomatoes and cosmos in there.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

I'm going to have to update my pic of my garden plot because I'm almost halfway through weeding and I'm so proud. We've been at for more than a week. It's starting to look a lot better without all the weeds.

Friday, March 7, 2008

My Community Garden Plots! Yeah!

I finally got my plots at the community garden. Yippee! This one is my biggest project. It's a half plot. To the left is the owner of the other half. She couldn't keep up with the whole thing so luckily I was able to attain it. The weeds are a lot of work though. Whew! My back and legs are a little sore. So far in about a day in a half (4 1/2 hours) I got as far as the mulched with straw part. I put newspaper down first and then the straw on top to really keep out the weeds. Crossing my fingers it works. Then later I will put two rows in. That way I can irrigate them easily. James has been a big help. Luckily he is letting me get in about an hour and a half each time we go. He likes looking for bugs, esp. the lady bugs. Those keep his interest for a long time. He does like to help put the weeds in the garden cart and take a ride to dump them out. He loves to throw the weeds in the weed pile. As soon as we get the weeds taken care of though we won't be at the garden as much until we actually need to get ready to plant after the last frost date. I think I'm going to put the artichokes in this plot, flowers, and whatever other veggie that don't fit in my big plot.
Here is my second plot. It is a full 20x24. Click on the pic to make it bigger if you need to. Whoever had it last mulched really well. So, only a couple weeds to take care of. They did leave behind a rosemary plant and some strawberries, but I don't think the berries are going to produce, atleast it doesn't look like it. Oh, and the right hand corner is a raised bed, but I think I'm going to take that out and put the teepee trellis for James there so it doesn't shade anybody else's garden. Mainly tomatoes, squash and beans will go here besides the companion plants that go with those. So exciting!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Happy little Cosmo transplants. Sigh..... Can't wait to plant these.
Very happy tomato plants. Coustralee and Stump O' The World.
Not so happy tomato plants. Live and learn I guess. Now I know better to wait a little longer on transplanting. Lost about half I think. Sungold's. Bummer.
Happy little tomato plants waiting to get big enough to transplant. ;-)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

A bee! Yeah! Not all is lost. ;-)
Densely planted seedlings.
Sungold tomatoes transplanted.