Monday, June 22, 2009

More pictures from E 111 St.

(Growing Buttercup Squash)
(Rose Bush)

(Rose Bush)

(Bench, Shrubs and Trees)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Pictures of E. 111 Garden

(Garden at E. 111 St.)

(Leaf and flower of tree at E. 111 St.)

(Growing Buttercup Squash)

(Growing Sweet White Pepper)

(Garden at E. 111 St)

Hello to all. We continue to sow seeds and harvest from what is ready to be harvested. We recently harvested more bok choy, collard greens and salad greens. I made a salad with olives and the salad greens and it tasted good. This weekend I will saute the bok choy and collard greens and eat it with dahl and wild rice. It will taste good. We planted more radishes, marigold and 6 rose bushes at E 111 St. We also cut back the trees and shrubs in the front yard at Morris Ave. which were growing wild and taking up unnecessary space in the garden.
-Lloyd Stacey Van Rossum

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Replanting the Roof Deck & Maintaining E. 111 St.

(One of the climbers planted on the roof deck)

(Growing Beans)

(Another climber planted on the roof deck)

(Another climber planted on the roof deck)

(Primitive map of the sun pattern of the E.111 St. Garden. Yellow areas are the paths, Green areas are the different plants)

The herbs that we planted on the roof deck did not grow so I went again to replant them. Hopefully they grow this time. I replanted shiso, summer french thyme, basil and rosemary. I also went to the new garden at E. 111 St. and maintained it. I cultivated the soil around each new plant, continued to fill in the rock outline of the paths and lightly watered the entire garden including the trees & shrubs.
-LLoyd Stacey Van Rossum

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The First Harvest

Over the past few workdays we have accomplished alot. We went to the roof deck at W 108 St. and planted roses, climbing hydrangea, honeysuckle and wisteria. The purpose of which is to have them climb attached to the lattice work near the fence and entwined around the wooden furniture. I brought in compost from my worm bin in my apartment and added it to some of the most recent plants that we planted. We planted black beans & pumpkin. We went over to E 111 St. and added soil mixed with compost to the area where we removed the rocks, stones and construction debris. We began to harvest crops that are starting to sprout. So far we have harvested collard greens, radishes, arugula, lavender, bok choy and mint. Natalie made ice tea with the mint for us to drink. We have not yet made a decision as to whether we will sell our produce at a farmer's market or to the food Co-Op that I recently joined, so each worker has been taking the harvested plants for our own use.

- Lloyd Stacey Van Rossum