Skippy and I visited the Belmont Community Gardens yesterday. What a beautiful place to walk through! All of the plots are so interesting. One of the first times I’ve been to a community garden and seen gardeners working. I learned several things:
1- My fava beans are WAY behind where they could be. There was one plot with tons of nearly ripe favas. Awesome! Two plots had favas; both were planted much closer together than mine. One had two foot tall flowering plants like mine, but the other’s were 3-4 feet tall with nearly ripe beans. Maybe a different variety? I wonder if they started them indoors?
2- It seems like a good idea to focus on a few veggies that work well for a plot. I should try to be more selective next year.
3- Cabbages are beautiful!
4- There are very few honeybees around here this year. I saw many last year, but only ONE this year off in the choke cherry trees.
5- Beautiful patches of 6 foot tall peas. Like my 2 foot tall peas, they are just now ripening. I’ll look for taller peas next year.
6- My tomatoes look as good as any, I think.
7- Several patches of very nicely hilled potatoes.
8- One plot used plastic around the cukes and squashes. They looked great.
9- I wonder if I could get a plot? I’d grow half potatoes, half carrots, and half squash. I’d grow the greens, peas, beans, tomatoes and herbs in my home plot. Just a thought….. These plots have a lot of sunlight. More than me. Hhhmmmm.
A slide show of all 22 photos I took at the Community Garden is here. (set it to fast in the lower left corner)
Belmont Victory Garden