Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Work continues

(Bed of spinach and lettuce)

(Growing spinach)

(Trellis that Tara built for the snap peas)

(Peach tree)

(Our new seedlings)

Since the last blog entry we have done much. We have continued to sow seeds in seed starter kits and pots and also continued to direct sow seeds into the Earth. Some of the new plants that we have sowed in seed starter kits are shiso, beefsteak tomatoes, summer French thyme, English thyme, chives, and rosemary. We sowed cantaloupe seeds in a pot. The seeds that we have sowed into the Earth are mesclun lettuce, arugula, quinoa, kale, spinach, simpson lettuce, dill, cilantro, radish, snap peas, mustard greens, pole beans, black beans, sweet corn, yellow squash, pumpkin, spaghetti squash, Swiss chard, cucumbers, kohlrabi, zucchini and rhubarb chard.We have also been busy planting flowers. We have planted morning glory, sweet peas, marigold, nasturtiums, sunflowers, lavender and moonflower. As of 5/11 all of the plants are growing. Because of the poor soil in the front yard of the E. 111 St. site Stacey and Johnny added some of the topsoil from the back and planted a hummingbird mix there. Hopefully, they will grow. We have been weeding and watering regularly. One day we picked some arugula and baby lettuce from the garden, added some tomatoes and made a salad with vinaigrette dressing. We also sauteed kohlrabi, onions and spices. It tasted good.
On 5/11 some employees from Goldman Sachs came and helped us to plant some seedlings. We planted cabbage, rosemary, oregano, parsley, sweet pepper, eggplant, beefsteak tomato, cherry tomato and lettuce. We made seed bombs with the hummingbird mix. We planted a tree in memory of our fallen worker James Taylor. May he rest in peace. Finally we enjoyed a lunch of rice and beans, ratatouille, chicken and a berry and strawberry dessert. All in all a good day and a good beginning to the gardening season.

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