Archive for September, 2008

We’re still planting! I had started some seedlings in pots at home, and this weekend we transplanted some Coeur de Bue cabbage, spinach, pak choi and broccoli.  Luckily we got a little rain today, so they are well watered.

A huge rainstorm a couple of weeks back ensured the garden got a real boost! It’s great to see the huge broccoli plants, tomato plants still bearing good sized fruit, peas and beans growing like crazy, as well as the plethora of other veggies and flowers that are still growing.

One of the things I like most about the garden plots are the different styles of “garden aesthetics” – you have very structured gardens like Sue’s, with their rows of vegetables. You have Marcella & Gary’s plots, which are structured more in a “sun ray” pattern – a beautiful show of flowers in the center, with vegetable seedlings radiating from the middle to the far corners of the plot. Then you have the “What the heck is that?” style of my family’s two plots. Paris planted pretty much everything on one side of the garden. In rows, but you would never know that unless you saw them right at the beginning. Then she had Hicks-envy and planted a little circle of flowers right in the center of the plot. My plot, which I share with my very headstrong 7 year old daughter, is really a product of the “too many chiefs and not enough indians” theory. She tells me where to plant stuff, I plant it where I want to plant it, then she has a fit when it comes up in the wrong place.

Ciel insisted on making criss-crossed pathways, so we essentially have four squares. The paths are marked with flowers, then stones (when there were no more flowers left to plant.) I do have a plan for next year, which involves raised beds. And if she gives me grief, then she can go to Grandma’s while I see my plans through!

I’ll post more about the Fall Festival (which coincides with Make A Difference Day) once we’ve had our planning meeting on Sunday.

In the meantime, we’ve been harvesting fools! Swiss chard, tomatoes, radishes, broccoli, eggplants …. all beautiful! I never remember to take the camera these days, life has just been so hectic.  I did manage to get a pic of a VERY scarey tomato. I think it’s ready for Halloween. What do you think?

Halloween tomato

Halloween tomato


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