Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How the OR Garden Grows...

We are part of a community garden in Oregon.  It's a 10-minute slow stroll from the house.  We often walk over after dinner.  We started with this in June.  Oregon gardeners in general got a late start this year, due to rain that continued longer into the season than normal.

What you are seeing above  is the "before" picture, but it's actually after the DH spent all day pulling weeks (the pile in the middle).  It's a 20x20 plot. 

Here's the garden plot today - lush and fruitful!  We have onions, lettuce, lemon cucumbers, zukes, squash, patty-pan squash, radish, kale, green beans and small yellow tomatoes.  And flowers.  And spinach, basil, cress.  And other stuff I'm forgetting.

And b/c if one garden is good, then two is better...we secured another 20x20 plot for the fall garden.  Lettuce, spinach, turnips, beets, chives, oh my!

Note: The "we" above works like this - the DH grows it and I love it (and eat it).

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a way to keep you both happy, but Tom especially! Glad to see the green thumb has taken root in OR.

Marilyn said...

What a beautiful garden and so neat and tidy. I love it. Aren't community gardens the best. When we didn't have a place for a garden, we also gardened in a community plot.

Steph said...

Yes, I'm falling in love with community gardens. It's a way to meet other people passionate about turnips. ;-)

Alex Zorach said...

I love community gardens too. I participated in one when I lived in Cleveland, Ohio. The town I'm in, Newark, DE is starting to have more gardens...it's exciting!

Linda J. said...

Your garden is beautiful!!