It was an exciting day in the garden. Each week, Joe & I volunteer for two hours–we open the shed so that other gardeners can use the common tools. It’s when we do most of our gardening–and most of our research & reading about gardening. Today, there was light weeding & lots of reading. There was also a lot of growth since last time, so I wanted to share pictures of our tiny patch(es) of land.
We got our strawberry plants (five small guys) while helping thin the Orchard’s filled-to-the-brim patch. We weren’t sure how well they’d fill in the space this year, but already runners are shooting in all directions. Nearly ten new plants have taken root; the five we planted have more than doubled in size. It’s incredible to watch them go.
We thought all of our caged tomatoes were goners. Then, one day they suddenly had blooms. And now one even has a baby tomato! This plot has: Cosmonaut Volkov, sun gold, honey bunch red grape & giant Belgium. (We bought starts at the market, not the seeds I’m linking to, but I wanted you to see our future tomatoes.)
More tomato plants going strong! We’re trying the staking (rather than caging) method here, which Joe is excited about but I’m quite nervous about. So far, so good. These are half green zebra & half beauty king.
One day, there were no beans. Then… there were all of these beans! They’re Provider, a bush variety. Our second plot, which we inherited just a few weeks ago when another couple abandoned it, was sort of a “It’s getting late! What can we put in the ground?” hodge podge. I knew beans could make it, so we grabbed a pack of those. A farmer offered Joe all these great tomato plants, so those went in. We lined the front with marigolds, since bunnies were still in the garden. Then, we found two crops on sale at the co-op: cajun delight okra & a spaghetti squash.