Last night we got the rest of the seed starts planted, three rows of carrots and an entire tray of sunflowers. I finally found Pole beans and after moving the bush beans we now have 2 teepees of beans planted.
The potatoes are growing faster than I'd thought and I have "hilled" them twice. Last year our potatoes were an after thought planted late. Their greens were eaten by flea beetles, so not the best crop. But, I had more fun digging up potatoes, so I tried planting more this year. My garden partner decided to plant her 1/3 of the garden with nothing but potatoes, I can't wait to see how many she grows.
Last year I posted every step of the community garden experience. This year, I have just tried to get everything planted in time. I still have to go back and note varieties that we've already planted. This spring I tried to draw up a plan, since I posted a couple last year. But it looked so plain and boring I ditched it. I may try to sketch what I planted.
I have a plan on Smart Gardener but I wasn't able to print just the plan. That is by far easier for me than hand drawing a plan, but I'll have to go back and see if I can get a pdf or jpg image to share.
One of my favorite things about the garden is wandering around and seeing other plots and the way people do things differently. So, I did snap a few photos last night of some ideas I really liked.
I've been drooling over glass cloches on Pinterest for a year. My neighbors at the garden used clear gallon water bottles, a really simple reuse concept.
Each plot is bordered by a bark pathway, nothing separates the plots from foot traffic or wagons. This idea using a stake and rope is functional but looks so nice
- I really want to copy it.