Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wednesday Work Days start tomorrow

We've decided to have a regular work day every week, so we can get some weeding, harvesting, watering, and other chores done.  We have some watering teams in place for other days, but the Wednesday work days will have a bigger variety of work and make sure we're always at the garden at a regular time.  I think that'll make it easier for new people to find us (we'll put up a sign telling people to show up on Wednesday at 6:30pm if they want to help out).

So--if you're free tomorrow, I hope you'll come on by the garden and help out.  (I won't be there--Allison will be running the show.)  There's not much weeding to do, but we do need to water, and there are a lot of snow peas that should be picked--so come get yourself some crunch, sweet snow peas.

Friday, June 4, 2010

lovely snow peas

Alexis took this fabulous photo of the snow peas in the garden.  Tracy and I walked by today on our way to scrounge some mulberries, and picked a good handful or two.  Leslie and Tova were there watering and had talked a few  passersby into helping.  Thanks to everyone for pitching in!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

new flowers and more peas

Alexis picked up a flat of marigolds for the garden (thanks, Alexis!), so yesterday afternoon, Alexis, Nathan, and I planted about 50 marigolds along the sidewalk.  These will form sort of a colorful border row that alerts pedestrians to watch their step.  And the added color will be lovely.

We also picked a good handful of snow peas.  Very sweet.  We gave some away to a few residents of 99 Kent Street, too.  They really like the rain, and it looks like we might get a thunderstorm tonight, which is great.  By the end of the week, we should have a lot more snow peas.  So if you're walking by, be sure to pick a few.  They're so crisp and tender we ate everything we picked before getting more than a hundred yards from the garden.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

First Harvest

Yesterday afternoon, I helped water the garden with Nathan and Alexis, and we got the first fruits of the garden.  We found a few small Northeastern Pole Beans ready to pick.  Very fine beans.  More to come soon.

The first bean plant has climbed to the top of the fence, by the way.  The rest are lagging pretty far behind, but it's good to know we've got one lead bean.

And today, on my way home from a meeting, I sampled two snow pea pods that were perfectly sweet.  (The ones picked were a little bigger than this one.)