We have plenty of pretty pictures and updates for all you sweet potatoes.
So I picked a very large bag of lettuce headed for Chartwells. I also picked a handful of peas. The garden is thriving and because of the vines, looks a little jungle-like at times. I’ve been trying to direct the vines for certain plants to make sure they don’t attack each other too much. A few of the pumpkins started to show, I’m excited for how big they will become.
Well its been about three weeks since I posted any pictures – everything is growing, the pumpkins have really taken off. I’m having a hard time containing them because of their vines. Any suggestions?
From the looks of it – I should be able to pick the lettuce and the peas soon. I’ll give an update with some pictures when this happens.
As promised here are some up to date pictures of the garden.
Results and Roses
by Edgar A. Guest
The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.
The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate’er we want of any worth
We’ve got to work to gain.
It matters not what goal you seek
Its secret here reposes:
You’ve got to dig from week to week
To get Results or Roses.
Well, the second season of the garden is underway! I’ve built four additional beds for the garden (pictures later!). The spring crops are thriving right now; lettuce, potatoes, etc. Some seeds that have been planted and hopefully will sprout in the next two weeks are pumpkins, peas, winter squash, tomatoes, cucumber, watermelon, summer squash and a handful more. We’ve been getting excessive amounts of rain – good for tomatoes, not so good for pumpkins. Something I’m looking to try is adding very small amounts of Tree House’s compost to the garden. This should replace some of the nutrients lost from the garden last year. Additionally, planting peas will add nitrogen to the soil. I’ll update later with pictures!
Haven’t posted anything for a while because I’ve been transitioning to my next job, but this will be my last post. Before I call all this quits, though, I have a few final updates. First, on September 3, Tree House held a “Veggie Meal Night” using almost exclusively produce from the garden (about 15-20 lbs. worth I’m guessing). It looked like around 40-50 people showed up for the event as well, so I think it was a big success. Secondly, we are working on transitioning management of the garden to some other OWU students for this next year, so you may be hearing from them sometime soonish.
It’s been real; I couldn’t have asked for more this summer.
See yall later
Just a quick delivery update: about 10 lbs. of produce delivered on Friday (8/20) [many tomatoes, a zucchini, some roots, some peppers, and some squash], and about 7 lbs. of produce delivered today (8/23) [mostly tomatoes, but a few small heads of broccoli too].
Responsibility for the garden will also be transitioning shortly for the coming school semesters, so look out for new ideas and new posts. More info to come.
Went out of town for a bit, but before I left (8/9) I dropped about 10 lbs. of produce with Chartwells (2 zucchini, 2 squash, couple of small broccoli heads, many tomatoes, and a 1/4 bag of basil).
Also, while I was out, there was another delivery of 3 squash, 1 zucchini, lots of tomatoes, and several peppers: about 10 lbs.
Haven’t seen the garden for almost a week, so I’ll give an update [with pictures] very soon.