Friday, July 22, 2011

Community Garden Update

We had a slow start at our community garden , but it is finally starting to come around.

Our Zucchini is ginormous and has four zucs growing on it currently. We pulled several small ones and then one the size of a football!

The sunflowers are growing so tall and working on their flowers. Yippee!

Lastly, the carrots have shoulders and we have pulled a carrot or two see their progress. WE ate our first home grown carrot and it was Delicious!

Also, we have pulled a set of carrots that are in love. They were too close together and braided themselves. Jesse was afraid that this might happen. Braided carrots may be seen as a mistake in the gardening world, but it makes me giggle every time I see them (Bonus picture next time I post). So cute!

Lessons we learned so far:
1. Do not sow the seeds too deep. Dig a very small indent in dirt, place seed and lightly cover over with dirt.
2. Start the seeds indoors if you can. In little peat pots and cover them so they stay warm and moist.
3. Have patience because they will grow it may just take a little time!

 Next garden post will be of some yummies. We have pulled our first official harvest of swiss chard, carrots and zucchinis.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your gardening project!!! It is so personally rewarding to grow your own food and it tastes so much better and is so much better for you than what you buy at the grocery store. You know exactly what went into your food so you feel better about eating it, especially when it is raw. Keep up the good work. Love you.