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...