Tomatoes, and Sunflowers, and Beans, Oh My

My wonderful husband has been tending to the garden in my absence (just so we are clear, he does tend even if I am in the country), and he sent me some pics from the garden yesterday. It looks fabulous. Can’t wait to check it out when I get back!

July 11, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Baby Pumpkin!

Last year (our first year on the plot we have now in the community garden), we got a surprise pumpkin that grew along the fence. We knew SOMETHING was growing, but we didn’t know what. It grew up the fence, and we got an elongated pumpkin out of it! We dried and vacuum packed some [...]

July 2, 2012 · Sheryl · 2 Comments
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Ok, maybe I should have named this site squashthis?

I’ve had so many posts about squash, it may be getting a bit out of control, but I love them. They are finally starting to look like the NJ squash I’ve come to know and love. Also, for those of you paying attention to detail (it’s OK if you missed this), I actually made a [...]

June 21, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Updated Garden Map 2012

Here it is, the latest version of the map: I think I figured out what to do with the barrel, which I marked TBD. I really ran out of room in the back row with all the squash and pumpkins, and I know the eggplant is going to be tight with them as is, so [...]

June 14, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Grow veggies, grow!

We finally finished the garden this weekend, and I can’t wait for stuff to start growing! There are one or two spots that I might try to squeeze in something else, but for the most part, everything is in the ground. Here are some pics: I did deviate quite a bit from the original plan [...]

June 13, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Fungus is not fun

OK, OK, I learned my lesson with summer squash. You DO NOT have to plant it early. It sprouts enough within about 2-3 weeks from seed and you transplant it right away into the ground. I planted too early, and had to watch my plants suffer a painful death. The zucchini that was doing great [...]

June 10, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Tilling Complete!

Finally! It stopped raining long enough this week for my husband to finish the tilling in the garden plot so we can get the rest of the plants in. He worked super hard, and it looks great. This weekend we should be able to finally finish all the planting. Below is a pic showing the [...]

June 9, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Garden Map 2012

I’m a nerd. I love graph paper. Plus, I’m a planner. So, there are few things in life that make me more happy than planning AND graph paper together. Introducing: Community Garden Map 2012! I’ve already had to deviate slightly, but in general, the plan is still in tact.

May 23, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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What I did on Sat & Sun…

FINALLY got to the garden, and turned this: Into this: Year 3 at the Community Garden has officially begun. There is still a lot more to do (there is a 13′x13′ block of land behind where I took the picture that I’m not even going to show you yet). I got the squash (1 Greyzini, [...]

May 22, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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Community Garden – Lessons Learned Y2 (2011)

Just like the first year, I also followed up with a post on Facebook for our second year in the community garden. See below. Posted on August 19, 2011: I know we aren’t quite ready to say goodbye to the garden yet this year, but I thought I’d still summarize the things we learned so [...]

March 22, 2012 · Sheryl · No Comments
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