Tuesday, June 09, 2009

No quilting last weekend. A new community garden has been started in a park near where we live, and we decided to rent a plot to try some vegetable gardening. Where we live, we have barely any property, let alone enough sunlight for veggie gardening. It is brand new and has no fence or rainbarrels yet, but I have been told we will get them.

Here's our plot (below), the southwest corner. More space than I need, I think! I will probably share the rest with the neighbour!

On Sunday my dad helped me rough in 2, 4'x4' square plots. I got this book out of the library about square foot gardening, it made vegetable gardening sound easy and not overwhelming, so why not give it a go? The hardest part was building this trellis for our vine climbing veggies.

Got some good rain the last 2 days, didn't have to go down to water, but I did check to make sure my garden didn't wash away! There are lots of people who have kids running around there, my mom thought we might trap some children in our trellis contraption. Ha, I checked, we didn't catch a single one!...and it is still standing!


Magpie Sue said...

The hardest part of gardening, in my experience, is getting that extra pair of hands to help out with the heavy lifting and building of contraptions ;- )

sallyannequilter said...

Nothing beats fresh veggies from your own garden, especially those you can freeze and cook in the middle of winter. Neat trellis for the climbing vines too.

Cher said...

good luck with your veggie garden-looks like you got a great location. I too have planted one this year-I must get a photo up soon.

Idle hands, empty brain ... said...

Congrats on going green! You're braver, have more time, and certainly more ambition than moi! I'll stick to my wee patch, but will enjoy watching yours grow.