Wednesday, May 25, 2011

planting day this Saturday, May 28, 10am-noon

The snow peas have come up very well along the fence and are more than a foot high and attaching themselves nicely to the fence itself.  They should start blooming very soon.  Finally the weather is cooperating enough for us to give them some company.  Keff and Yvonne have been raising tomato seedlings that are ready to go in the ground, and we also have some seeds to plant (and weeds to pull).  We'll have our first big planting day this Saturday, May 28, from 10-noon. 

Nathan's been raising pepper seedlings, but they aren't quite ready yet.  So even if you can't make it on Saturday, there will be plenty of other chances to get your hands dirty.

I hope you can join us.  (The garden is right near 99 Kent Street in Brookline, in case you've never been.)

Friday, May 20, 2011

NY Times article on community gardens (with cool numbers)

Back on May 1, the New York Times had a fun article about community gardening in New York CIty.  I loved that they figured out that 67 community gardens on 1.7 acres grew 87,700 pounds of vegetables, including 29,682 pounds of tomatoes, and 5,505 pounds of chard.

Someday, we're going to have to figure out how to measure how much produced we grow at the 200 Foot Garden.  Maybe a scale and a notebook hanging on the fence?  Who knows.  For now, our exact amount will have to remain a mystery.

quick update:  we've had a long stretch of cool rainy weather, which has been good for the snow peas, which are now starting to climb up the fence.  The weather has also kept us from planting the tomato and pepper seedlings that Keff and Nathan have been growing, and from getting new seeds in the ground.  Right now, we're planning a planting day for Saturday, May 28, to get more seeds and plants ready to go.