I hoped to teach others about the gardening, as I learned about it myself. My mission was to learn while weeding, watering, and harvesting and share what I learned during my hands-on time through this blog. I expected to learn about gardening and plants (obviously), but a pleasant surprise was to learn about the community… Continue reading The Garden Community
I’m all moved back into my dorm at college, which means summer has officialy come to its close. Before returning, I made my final visit to the garden.As tired as it looked, there were some final treats. There were a few onions, all about a 4 cm in diameter. Notice the background of the image on the… Continue reading Final Treats
After returning from camp, I visited the garden. Still, the leaves were yellow, and I noticed a little bug crawling around. I shook the bug off of the zucchini leaf, and three more bugs came out from around the zucchini. I swatted at all of the leaves, and hundreds of little bugs scattered across the zucchini… Continue reading Garden Woes
On July 23, I visited the garden before I headed off to my week-long camp counselor duty. When I approached the garden, It looked about the same as the week prior: yellowed, cooked, and tired. It is no doubt that the summer heat has taken its toll on Ashley’s Happy Square. I noticed that the tomatoes… Continue reading Signs of Exhaustion
Things aren’t always perfect in the garden. For example, a few weeks ago, we had an issue with bugs eating the plants’ leaves. (See “Trellises & Garlic“.) This week, I found rotten produce hiding in the garden. Dad’s hypothesis: The recent heavy rains and high heat patterns flooded some of the produce, and the heat… Continue reading Rot & Compost
The tiny cucumbers I saw only a week ago were full-sized when I got to the garden yesterday, and the zucchini, which were already large last week, grew even bigger! We went around the garden and checked all of the plants to find more picking-ready plants. We found many plants ready for picking! In fact, we… Continue reading Happy Harvest!
Since we had so many cucumbers from our first harvest, we made pickles! To do this, I roughly followed Tammy Gulgren’s recipe for refrigerator pickles. These are the ingredients I used: 4 c water 1 3/4 c vinegar 1 T sugar 1 T salt 6 whole cucumbers, speared and halved. 1 large clove garlic I washed… Continue reading Pickles!