Breaking Soil →
We broke soil two weeks earlier than last year. Sunday graced us with perfect weather - sunny, low winds, and 70s. Spent a few hours cleaning up the beds for spring planting. First round of carrots, beets, radishes, onions, and chard done. Dan may have more pictures to share than the one I linked above.
Some ideas for next spring ... →
Some awesome stuff here to potentially try next year … not that we need to be adding any NEW varieties
After some early season enthusiasm, things have quieted down a little bit on the posting side. Summers are never as relaxed and full of free time as we’d like, and the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley … in any case, summer is slowly (but too quickly) creeping toward fall, and we’ll soon start to see some new transitions in the garden plot. Another...
Time to start work on that fall garden
More beets and lettuce! and garlic… Read more!
Garden layout 5.22.11
I’m done with photoshop, this will have to suffice. Plot #2. Three sisters and tomat(ill)os.
Garden Work Day
We put in a good work day on Sunday. Temperatures creeped into the 80s while we put in new support stakes, dug new trenches, and planted. Thom Hanks, one of Leo’s BFFs, supervised and approved of our late afternoon efforts. Here’s what we got going on in our main plot. The tomatoes went in on Friday - Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Green cherries. On Sunday we transplanted eggplant,...
Brendan getting it done with some fence posts. With about 16 feet between the two sets of posts, we can probably get about 10 plants along the north side. Hopefully next week those go in …
Garden layout 5-1-11
Click to reveal! I forget what kind of spinach we planted. We were a little late seeding that so hopefully we get a few harvests before summer hits.
Opening day 2011
Good long (4.5 hours) day at the garden today. Picked up trash, marked off plots, lots of general clean-up and weeding. Looks much more like a garden now! Our plot is fully weeded and straw is down so it will hopefully stay that way. Lettuce and radishes look robust, beets are coming along. A few carrots are just starting to peek through, so hopefully those will be up this week. We re-sowed...
Garden layout 4-17-11
Cleared rest of quadrants, sowed carrots.
Last night we covered our plot with hay because we knew this was coming: Current weather on this 19th day of April: “33 degrees / Feels like 22 degrees / Light Ice Pellets Rain Mist” In Wisconsin, we shouldn’t expect spring to be here until May. Wake me up when it’s above 40 degrees.
Tomato support options
Easing into work this morning. Looking ahead to getting tomatoes in the ground, and planning ahead to avoid our unnavigable mess of vines from last year. First of all, we need to prune our suckers more aggressively. Yield will be a bit lower overall (not that we had a problem with that last year), but the vines will be more manageable and we’ll be able to start harvesting sooner. These...
Garden layout 4.9.11
Here’s what we got goin on — more or less to scale — as of 4-9-11. More to come as we keep turning up dirt and throwing down seeds. -dg
April 9, 2011: Planting begins.
Welcome to communal gardening (in Fitzwalkerstan). We’re a group of novice gardeners beginning our second year of community gardening in southern Wisconsin. With temperatures soaring into the 70s, we officially dug in this past weekend. Last year we divided our 20 x 20 plot into four quadrants (click link and see first picture). We’re putting a little more thought into things this...