tales in gardening

As I mentioned in my Five on Friday post last week, we started working on our community garden. With that, I’ve been reading up a storm about effective organic gardening, what to do with my seeds, planning out what to even plant and where. We are splitting a plot with our neighbors as they’ll be gone for three weeks in July and we are participating in a CSA farm share again this year. At this time I believe we will grow onions, potatoes, one zucchini and one squash plant, okra, bush beans, lavender, parsley, rosemary and carrots. I know everyone does tomatoes but I think we will have plenty through the farm share and when the neighbors are gone in July. Let’s hope I don’t regret that decision!

Here are a few of the books that I’ve checked out from the library that I’ve found very helpful if you are thinking of starting your own garden. Most aren’t specific to vegetable gardening only but they have great information all-around! Talking Dirt, One Magic Square, You Grow Girl, and Grow Great Grub Organic Spaces.

And a few photos of the progress starting with our community work day as we expanded the garden.

kristen holly - April 18, 2011 - 8:48 pm

This is so cool, Kim! I would love to garden, especially in a community like this. Looks awesome!

Rebecca Jeanne - April 18, 2011 - 11:55 pm

AWESOMESAUCE!!!! I just found out we can do this at school. I’m finding out more about it Thursday when we observe Earth Day!

Marla - April 20, 2011 - 10:06 am

What a great way to capture a community helping to start a garden together.

Libby - April 20, 2011 - 12:36 pm

How fun, Kim! I can’t wait to see what you guys grow. It looks awesome, so far!!

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