Smith may yet become a gardener, after edict from me, one which insisted he find a community garden. He is obviously hankering to grow veggies. For years we've seen people gardening in land behind the church, a Presbyterian church, across the street from our condo. Smith investigated and found it wasn't a church garden, but a community garden…with available land! He joined on the spot.
Smith spent the week planning, laying out his garden, figuring out what veggies he wanted to plant. As you might guess, we spent the weekend shopping. Some of our choices maybe getting a late start, but we'll give it a shot and learn as we go. Lettuce was planted in the carport box and herbs will be housed in the black pot (maybe a tomato, too). Any harvest will be close at hand and we can easily take what we need for dinner.
Smith spent most of yesterday planting his starts and tending his garden. He planted broccoli, radishes, beets, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce and more. Other plants will be added after the upcoming storm.
The community garden is amazing! They have their own tractor, tools, water, and compost (we'll contribute)and many shared gardens--herbs, asparagus, rhubarb and horseradish, fruit trees, and more gardens are planned. More about this incredible find tomorrow.