Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Strawberry Harvest

Meg, the garden volunteer who adopted our fledgling strawberry patch, just made the season's first delivery to Lewis House: Strawberries! We should be able to begin weekly deliveries by the end of June. Granted the harvest was only two handfuls so Meg stopped by the grocery store for a little strawberry reinforcement on her way to Lewis House.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Construction, Mulching, and Weeding

Give a group of volunteers a perfect day and four hours in the garden and you'll end up with a long list of to do's done.
We planned on just building a critter fence to enclose both the original garden and last September's addition along with putting the tomato trellis back up.

We ended up finishing both construction projects and spreading 16 bags of donated mulch on the perennial side and digging in some compost around the tomatoes and transplanting some volunteer onion and bok choy plants and thinning a row of beans and weeding.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Last of the Planting

Even the "hot" weather plants are in and lucky for us the garden is watered by an automatic sprinkler system. We've gone weeks without significant rain.