Sunday, June 7, 2009

Plants are growing!

All we can say is, "Wow"! Thanks to all who have been helping out around here. We couldn't have done it without your help. Yesterday Suzanne, Gerry, Dorothy, Chris, Corina, Terry, Carolyn and Royla joined us for some hard work. We planted many hills of cukes and winter squash. We planted potatoes and sunflowers. We weeded out some rows and planted other flowers. And we covered up many plants with row cover to hopefully protect them from the onslaught of the cucumber beetles which will be coming soon. I thought you might enjoy some pics of the plants growing. If you have time when you pick up your veggies, feel free to walk around and look at what we've done! Also, please feel free to feed the chickens any scraps (including meat fat, but not bones or chicken) when you stop by. They love it!

Photos shown: Black Simpson lettuce, 2nd year kale (much of the source of the "various blooms" in the box), Chinese cabbage, squash covered by row covers in front garden, sunflower patch in front garden, snap peas, gladiola sprouts, onions growing in front garden, zucchini squash growing under row cover in west garden, okra seedlings, tomato plants interplanted with basil, pepper plants in west garden.