Community Garden – First Look

This picture may be in the paper!

Today was AWESOME!  I truly can’t think of another word to describe it, we had the best time out there – which only gives me hope for the rest of this hair-brained scheme!

The goal for today was to meet the “owner” (actually, her mother – but she donated the land and runs the garden), find out where we could start planting and get instructions for our raised bed.  As soon as we arrived, GO was out of the car and ready to DIG!

We spent yesterday getting basic supplies.  Everyone has their own gardening gloves (even GO) and then we got two trowels (plus a small one for GO), a big basket to carry everything, our plot sign – and a handsome Gnome to sit and guard our peas.

Our plot sign (and the Gnome guarding our peas)!

Today, we followed GardenMum around and she showed us where we could build our bed.  It actually seems like it will be a simpler project then originally anticipated.  (YAY!)  Hopefully this particular project will happen next weekend – so we can start planting other winter veggies on the 25-26th.

Digging trenches and planting peas.

Then she showed us the prepared patch of dirt for peas.  (They even had peas for us!)  We’ll have to install a trellis for the vines either next weekend or the 25-26th, but we have time.  Today the Caterpillars dug proper depth trenches and planted two rows of peas.  The idea is that the back row will use the fence as a trellis, while the front row uses the trellis we install.

GO loved helping B10 in the dirt! (of course, she dug like a dog...so that was messy...)

Finally, we all headed to a local fast food joint for drinks and to go through the seed catalog.  They encourage the use of heirloom seeds and organic soil, both things I can get behind as a parent (and good steward of the earth).  We came up with quite a list of plants we want to grow – now I have to narrow down what we need for winter growing and what is planted in the spring/summer.

More pictures to come as we continue our gardening adventure.  And our “Pea Target Date” is April 22nd!  Ten Weeks to PEAS!  😀

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Amy on 12 02 12 at 4:47 pm

    So glad your having fun digging in the dirt! It encourages me to get back into our garden!

    HUGS!

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  2. Yay for gardens! I can’t wait to see what you and your caterpillars grow. You’re going to love it:-).

    Reply

  3. Posted by Malenki on 12 02 12 at 8:24 pm

    This looks like fun! (I have no green thumb whatsoever, so it’s fun watching y’all actually make things GROW, instead of my own killing silk plants.) 😀

    Reply

  4. Posted by CC on 12 02 12 at 10:15 pm

    My friend had one of these in ca…it is awesome!

    Reply

  5. If you need to commence your own antique tomato vegetation right from the seed products, then you certainly has to start about 8 months before the last ice time to your particular area.heirloom seeds

    Reply

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