|Plot is almost finished|
I just came in from the garden, washed off my hands and sat down here to write my post for the day. I realized I was so busy out there that I completely forgot that I hadn't done it yet. So it's obvious that the garden should be the focus. I have planted peas, kale, tomatoes, plus the strawberries and raspberries from last year. I also want to plant some of my friend John's scarlet runner beans.
|Lynn, Nate, Rob, Hedi|
Those of us who were working in the garden discussed the problem. Those scarlet runner beans are really tasty and the plants are beautiful, but they grow tall and thick. We think we'll plant them along the fence to be shared by all. Or, we might find some kind of trellis that I could put in a strategic place. I'll keep you posted on how I proceed.
Our community is strengthened by our garden, that's for sure. These people are now my dear friends, as we begin our fifth season. Those of you who have followed me for awhile might remember what a neophyte I was when our apartment owners built the fence to keep out deer, and we started clearing the area. Here's what it looked like and how we first got some of that grass under control.
|Our professional grass cutters|
One of the guys behind the project was able to borrow these two goats who came to our area for an entire week before we then rototilled the remainder under and then spread horse manure (piled in the corners of the garden) before deciding how to apportion the plots. My gloves and shovel are brand new and had never been used. Boy, have I learned a lot in five years!!
Gardening becomes addictive doesn't it? Really, really addictive.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of shared scarlett runner beans, so they don't crowd out/shade anyone's plot.
One of the great satisfactions n life comes from growing some of your own food! I've never rown runner beans. Must check on them here.ReplyDelete
You have come a long way and have enjoyed the fruits/veggies of your labor! :)ReplyDelete
Most of all I hope you learned that gardening is fun.ReplyDelete
I once participated in a community garden, for three years or so, before the weeds finally vanquished me. It was great fun. But now I have the best of both worlds -- a tiny yard for myself, and a brother-in-law with a great big garden and so much produce he had to give it away.ReplyDelete
Oh gosh! I forgot about the goats--LOL! They were a clever idea to be sure. Looking good. Sharing the beans sounds like a good idea. :)ReplyDelete
What a great story about your community garden. I look forward to seeing your produce pictures.ReplyDelete
That's a nice edible garden you have there. I tend to like ornamental gardens for myself, though.ReplyDelete
Gardening is such a joy if sometimes a bit of a muscle aching chore but soooo worth it. So glad you have stuck with it and expanded. Cool idea about the goats.ReplyDelete
I remember when you'd started gardening but I didn't remember the goats!!ReplyDelete
It has been fun following your progress as a gardener. So glad you enjoy it.ReplyDelete
I LOVE seeing you in your garden, planning and planting in spring and harvesting in fall. Since I don't have a true garden at my house, I have to live vicariously through you.ReplyDelete