my vegetable garden today

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We are having a rainy day. I’m getting time to write blog posts (finally !) and my garden is getting lots of free water. It’s great. Here are a bunch of photos I took just now during a break in the rain.    

mulching my community garden

It’s been so hot and dry! It early in the year to have this heat here. I don’t make to to my community garden more than once a week or so and the soil is just dust now. To conserve water I used black plastic and chopped hay today. I laid down the black plastic and planted 18 tomatoes in it. Then I spread chopped hay around all the other plants. Finally I gave everything a good watering. I used non-permeable plastic, which I don’t like as much as the…

snowy day

We have a foot of snow on the ground now, very early for us. It’s still coming down. Very pretty.

arial garden photos

A drone pilot came by my yard and took some photos of my garden. Its wonderful to see my favorite spot from a different angle.

a year of garden photos

May 4: The peas are a few inches high, cover crop of winter rye is tall in some beds, and winter beds have greens growing. May 11: I just turned under the winter rye, crabapples and tulips are in bloom. May 30: I just planted tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. Alliums are blooming. June 18: Everything is growing, including the weeds in the paths. Those are asparagus fronds across the view in the foreground.   August 24: Time for eating fresh vegetables!   October 15: Beds with summer crops are cleared…

pictures of my community garden plot

I’ve been working in my plot a few hours today. It’s very hot, but tomorrow nice rains are predicted so I’m planting fall seedlings and seeding a winter cover crop. I also dug my second of three rows of potatoes – the seedlings went in on top of this freshly dug soil. Escarole, radicchio, lettuce, arugula, broccoli, kailan (Chinese kale), and spinach. I pulled spent cucumber vines from my three tepees and planted pea seedlings around them. Oregon giant – a snow pea I love. I try planting fall peas…

backyard garden

I used my cell phone for panorama photos of my backyard garden. It would be really cool to have curved raised beds like these photos.

spring in my backyard garden

I haven’t posted many of my photos recently, so I’m putting together some collections. This is my backyard garden from early April until yesterday. Spring. By the end of summer, there won’t be any dirt showing.