wait…there’s one more garden

i forgot to include one last garden.  i have a plot at Gabriel’s Place (community gardens) that i maintain. its a 3X5 raised bed and whatever is harvested from it goes straight to the community or used in the food kitchen on site.

i went by today to check in on it, and its not doing too badly.  the super sweet cherry tomatoes were just that. tiny tomato balls of sugar.  yum.  there were some carrots also ready.

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powdery mildew and bad chickens

i think its the end of my dragon’s egg cucumber.  powdery mildew wins.  Image

also, i just came home to find the girls in the upper garden.  guess they wanted cucumbers and beans for dinner.    i do not have a photo of that…i was too busy yelling and spraying them down with the super soaker 9000.  instead, i have one of the ‘new girls.’  this is vera and flo.

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this is alice, although, i usually call her ‘little girl’

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another mistake?

i picked a few of the green zebra tomatoes from the upper garden because i noticed they were turning reddish.  green zebras do not turn red…however, the violet jasper tomatoes, cousin to the zebra, do.  nuts.  did i mislabel the seeds when i planted them?  i was so careful.  other than that, i guess i should check to see if a branch of the violet jasper grew through the green zebra cage and i just didn’t noticed when i picked it (wishful hoping).

green zebra (i think)

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what i thought was green zebra’s…

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lemon cucumbers = cool looking pickles

woo who…it has finally rained enough over the last 2 days to make a difference. (its still raining now…happy dance).  the cucumbers and squash all seem to have powdery mildew (thanks to the no rain, high heat and high moisture we have been having for weeks). they’ll be on their way out soon.  so, i decided to make pickles from the lemon cucumbers that are still producing.

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the harvest so far

slowly but surely we have been picking vegetables out of the gardens.  i’ll just attach photos, instead of listing everything.

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the garden at the shop

the final garden is at the shop.  two 4×20 raised beds.  they both have tomatoes and corn planted in them.  i don’t think the corn is doing to well, so i will probably plant another crop of beans in its place.

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the many gardens

i have several gardens and finally, the each have their own names.  it makes it easier to us to describe where something is planted…e.i. needs watered or weeded.

this is the lower garden. i have included before and current pictures.

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the lower garden is planted with zucchini, tomatoes, carrots, beets, onions and brussel sprouts

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on one side of the lower garden is as an attached raised bed…this is the lower flower bed

it is planted with sunflowers

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then there is the upper garden

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it is planted with tomatoes, peppers, beans, onions, chard, basil, okra, eggplant, tomatillos, cukes and flowers

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almost last, is the upper wall garden…not too original, but so far it works

asparagus, watermelon, rhubarb, and sweet potatoes are planted in this bed

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what’s left…there are two raised bed, 3’x5′,one for each of the boys.  and lastly, there are two raised beds, 4’x20′ at the shop.  i will get pictures of that later

the boys gardens have/had carrots, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cilantro, spinach and flowers

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