The community garden is growing beyond our expectations:
'Lettuce' eat salad!
These happy greens are:
Romaine (the 4 big ones)
& left to right
Pak Choy & Butter Lettuce (very left)
Brunia (the babies) West Coast Seeds
mixed lettuce (butter, leafy green...)
Merlot (also West Coast Seeds)
& in the back, spinach, carrots, 'n' Super Sweet Peas!
(with green onions as a companion plant)
All that digging & amending & tending
is paying off in crunchy harvests.
Hard to believe that it used to be this...
Then we spent some time amending soil
and planted some seeds
then it looked like this....
When things popped up a little,
it started to look like this...
now it's flourishing into
I can't wait until we can pick fresh sweet peas!
(It's been years since I've tasted one, you?)
And guess what else we are awaiting?
Wee baby grapes:
(We've heard that they'll grow up to be tasty red eating grapes) :)
And we're celebrating another delightful thing
that we never dreamed was possible:
we got a second plot this year!
(if there was one available)
this one needed a little immediate loving:
It had an over-sized 7 foot greenhouse that was
shading the neighbours veggies out.
Guess what menace lived in that greenhouse?
Man-Eating 14 foot weeds!!!
(That's a dose of hyperbole, of course...
but only a little. The weeds were taller than us!) ;)
I swear they were trying to get out of there:
If you look closely, you can see the little ropes
that the weeds have rigged up on the
roof of the green house:
They were planning on swinging out of there! I just know it. ;)
Methinks they were trying to take over the world:
But we fixed their wagon:
(Well, we're working on it...)
No more greenhouse thanks to our fab Neighbourhood Rep Jim.
And we've made a fair bit of progress.
C's sister, Denise, is helping us out. She's amazing!
We're going back this afternoon to continue
placing & filling the raised beds we built.
Can't wait to show you some more leafy green after pics, in the fall. :0)
Hope your day is a delight,