Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Short Break from the Rain

We got a break from the rain on Saturday and even saw the sun for a few minutes!! The morning's activities comprised of the July "Park Clean up" at the FVG. I thought it would be another great opportunity to meet some more gardeners. We organized the three park compost areas, staking rows for new disposable material. and covering the existing compost pile to help it decompose! A few of the volunteers were going to be picking their plots out that day, and it is hard to believe that I was in that same situation last month!

Yves and I were able to accomplish a lot during the past month and I am so pleased with how the garden is looking! Last Tuesday I was able to plant the rest of my crops by seed and had found a few more starter plants at another local garden center. Here are a few snapshots of all my growing veggies!

Sweet Basil, Multipik Squash

Hale's Best Melon, Howden Pumpkin

Savoy Ace Cabbage, Marigold

Red Cabbage, Cauliflower

Burpless Cucumber, Blue Lake Bush Beans

Celery, Head Lettuce

Sprouting Radish, Tomato plants

Unfortunately, the rain does not appear that it will let up until the end of the week. So, in the meantime I am still trying to read as much as I can about gardening. The New Self-Sufficient Gardener provides a great illustrated guide to all vegetables. A few of my current concerns are: yellowing squash leaves, how much water each plant needs, whether my seeded plants will make it, and what bug/rodent issues I will face. The waiting game is definitely hard as I grown anxious to see progress and finally get my first vegetable! Fortunately, I can see evidence of my first pepper growing on my Red Beauty Pepper plant!!


Annie said...

Your garden looks so great! You really have done a wonderful job Liz:)

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Everything is looking really good! Great job! I'm struggling with all this rain too. I've got tons of slugs eating everything in sight it seems. Hopefully this weekend it will finally seem like Summer in Massachusetts. -Jackie

Toni said...

Wow.. your plants look awesome! Isn't it exciting to watch the plants grow? I love it!

PS... My husband used to work at Berklee College of Music!