Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Ramblings - Don't Give Up

I haven't had much of a chance to blog about our 2015 garden.  After two years of having our community garden crops end up in the stomachs of a never ending series of garden pests (mostly mammals), we had almost given up.

But the true gardener - my spouse (our garden is really his) - doesn't give up easily.  Even though he has only been able to pay limited attention to his community garden due to a family situation.  So, part of it lies unplanted (but with a thick layer of mulch).  We already have one possible crop failure - onions, normally our "go to" crop.

But the good news is - our other crops are still there.  Uneaten.  Unlike the last two years.

We were told, by a master gardener at the nearby Cutler Botanic Gardens, that it is no accident that we have had fewer animals chowing down on our garden.  We had lost many of our crops in the last two years.   Apparently, the severe winter was also severe for garden eating animals.

We can only hope that the garden continues on without that much input from my spouse.  If all goes well, I may be able to entertain you with some flower pictures soon.  In the meantime:

As of Sunday, this is what his garden looked like.  Winter squash (a variety called Honeynut) and beans.
Carrots.  Don't you love their feathery foliage?
What is a garden without summer squash? (we harvested our first two on Sunday. They sure tasted good.)  Alas, we also found our first squash bug eggs-here is hoping we can keep on top of this pest.
Finally, what would a community garden in the United States be like, on our Independence Day, without flags?

What are you doing this week?


  1. It's looking great. Well worth persevering. Here's to a bumper harvest this year!

  2. My little bunnies, so many I cannot count them, would love your garden. I walk outside and they are running everywhere. Want some? lol.

  3. I love what you have done with the garden and to put the flags was super as a sign of our freedom

  4. Glad the pests are fewer this year. Good luck with the garden.


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