Welcome back folks to another episode of “Is that really Clark’s garden?!?!,” and just like every other time, the answer is yes. We have a pretty sweet garden, gotta say. Foremost, we now have a real garden SIGN!!! The sign is conveniently placed under our infamous strawberry patch, smack-dab in the middle of the 5 beds, just in front of our juicy compost.
In our meeting this past Wednesday afternoon, as usual we snacked on lots of beans, snow peas and other delights. We have had lots of great growth in our summer squash and cucumbers as well (Photos 3&4: squash, photo 6: cucumbers). One of our volunteer plants turns out to be a squash as well, but most probably an acorn squash, or something else with a hard skin. Be ready in a month and a half or so, but not ready yet! Someone picked one of the young squash recently and was probably a little upset to find that it didn’t taste anything like what they expected. We also transplanted a tomato plant that was gifted to us (possibly a Purple Cherokee), making a grand total of 16 tomato plants!! While two or three of these were gifts to us as transplants, two have been volunteer growers resulting from our newly added composted soil (Bottom photo). Even though the volunteers have managed to pop up in our shadiest best, they are growing very well (we are DEFINITELY going to save seeds from these). And as if things couldn’t get any cooler, we found out that one of the volunteers is a Green Zebra!!! Can you say “Frrr-Eyed Gr-een Toe-MAY-Toes”???? Yup, some delicious tid-bits comin your way.
Wow, I didn’t really realize it until I wrote all of this down, but we had a really busy garden meeting this week! We also moved some compost and put up some very captivating literature in front of the compost, that I highly advise you read before you throw your compost in the bin and walk away (Hint: use the pitchfork that’s sitting next to the compost. It’s not just there to look pretty…)
A huge thanks to everyone who stopped by this week! Hope to see the same as well as some new faces next week! Hope everyone is managing to stay cool during these incredibly hot days. Just remember it’s best to be watering your home plants not during the hottest part of the day, but either early in the morning or in the evening when all the water wont evaporate immediately!