Community Garden, Part IV

The Garden of Rowham is now, officially, a vegetable garden. This week, we’ve been picking our first succulent zucchinis. Lots has happened as the garden has grown (and as we’ve kept adding more plants to it). Here’s a snapshot of the whole garden:

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We’ve set up a garden in a trash-can: The perfect means to grow and easily harvest potatoes!

… and here’s the newly planted tubers in the can.

Our snow peas are starting to climb up their trellis.

Teisha hard at work, thinning the corn (hidden behind our tomatoes and zucchini).

Speaking of Zucchini, look at this monster. It’s our pride and joy.

We moved another zucchini into a gopher basket to protect it, but the transplant was pretty hard of the poor thing. It’s mostly recovered though, and is producing again.

And here’s a ground-level shot of our monster zucchini, with big happy flowers.

Now, a closer look at Teisha thinning the corn. Also, you can really see that our drip-line keeps the area moist (we had just turned it on to test it for the day).

The driplines water everything in the garden, including our brand-new Strawberries.

The onion patch is a riot of happy growth.

To protect our lettuce from pests, we’re growing it in raised buckets– and it’s starting to look nice!

And another lettuce bucket, showing very lettucey goodness.

I thought I’d throw in a nice view of our burgeoning tomato plants. They haven’t had many flowers yet, and we’re wondering if we might have over-fertilized.

Unlike many of our vegetables, we’re growing our pickling cucumbers from seed, and we just recently moved them out of the greenhouse and into the garden. Here’s one of them.

And here’s a cucumber protected by a plastic jar to keep pests out and heat in.

We’ve also started applying the “jar method” to our honeydew melons that are growing from seed.

Our watermelon hasn’t been doing so great… pretty slow growth. Maybe we planted it when it was still too cold?

Our rose-bush, however, has been totally revitalized since Teisha trimmed it back and we gave it some rose-specific fertilizer.

The cactus nearby has been getting in on the flowering business, too.

Here’s all of our corn, thinned out into nice even rows. That’s sweet-enhanced white corn. Mmm.

Here’s another shot of the whole garden– which is finally looking like more than a patch of dirt. Huzzah!

One Response to “Community Garden, Part IV”

Your garden is amazing!! I guess this is what happens when a couple of biology-related phd’s (almost!) decide to dig in the dirt and help the plants grow — congratulations!
I just put my paper-towel germinated corn seeds in the ground this afternoon — first time I’ve gone the paper towel route in years, so I’ll be curious to see what we get from them. And we bought our first zucchini plant of the season today! Our last night of freezing temperatures was just two days ago…. Ah, Boulder….

Meg - May 16th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

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