Garden Visit: 3/8/2013

I visited the garden early afternoon today. It rained a lot last night and this morning, so I didn’t have to do any more watering today – the soil was still damp. In my friend’s words, “Mother Nature is watering the plants for you!”

I did harvest a bunch of chard though. The leaves were nice and crisp.

Fresh chard, all ready for harvesting!

Fresh chard, all ready for harvesting!

The beds look a bit empty after we pulled out the cabbage and lettuce. Maybe we can plant some new things on Tuesday?

More room?

More room?

Also, the carrots, quinoa, and fruits (pomelo?) are doing well!

Carrots!

Carrots!

Budding quinoa

Budding quinoa

Fruit tree

Fruit tree

Final note: lettuce seeds! Another Tuesday project?

Lettuce seeds

Lettuce seeds

 

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2/22 Garden Check-In

I wandered up to the garden this afternoon (after having come back from Garden Mentorship in Santa Monica that morning) looking forward to tending to our plants. Since they had already been watered, I walked around and weeded a bit in between beds and removed debris inside the beds.

Red Lettuce

Red Lettuce

After listening to our Seed Library guest lecture on Tuesday, I am excited to gather our lettuce seeds once they become ready.

I noticed something that I found odd in the gardens as well. There were a lot (at least six) bees walking around on our melon/tomato seedling containers. I don’t know what it is about them that attracted the bees…they have no flowers, and barely have risen above the soil line…but alas the bees liked them!

Bees hanging out on our seedling containers

Bees hanging out on our seedling containers

After going around to the beds and checking in on our seedlings and compost, I took a nap in the sun….then got woken up by frisbee throwers and decided to doodle on the compost containers. (I also had to re-attach Blaise’s head because it had been knocked to the floor!)

My attempt at an eggshell and radish

My attempt at an eggshell and radish

the newly decorated compost bin

the newly decorated compost bin

 

I encourage others to add some art to the garden! I’d like to make some bird feeders and signs for the garden…maybe we can have a weekend workday for garden beautification!