28 March 2009

Gardening Again

Spring is returning triumphantly. The temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, trees are budding, and I'm back in the garden once again. This year, Beth and I are starting a small community garden at our house, along with friends Joey and Cara. We'll be planting a huge plot this year, as our landlords have been kind enough to offer the use of the plot next door (which they own as well).

So far, we've only begun to prepare the land, and we've planted a bunch of seeds inside, which we will later transplant to the garden. Here's a basic idea of the sorts of things that we'll be growing this year:

Onion, Cucumbers (two types), Swiss Chard, Siberian Kale, Cantelope, Watermelon, Chile Peppers, Bell Peppers, Cilantro, Artichokes, Broccoli, Green Zebra Tomato, Yellow Pear Cherry Tomato, Turkish Eggplant...

There are a few other kinds of veggies we'll be doing, including corn, beans, and squash (the so called "three sisters", which together offer a more nutritious and better-growing combination than any of them alone could do). We'll also be planting some Mexican sunflowers, wildflowers, and a large herb garden.

Some pictures below of our work thus far:

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