Tuesday, May 31, 2016

P Patch: Community Garden Plots

We have a P Patch! Have you ever heard of it? It is an organic urban garden plan. Our apartment complex offered a beautiful fenced garden area with soil-filled raised bed available for rent. Isn't she a beauty? 

The photo (above; taken April 3) shows our tiny new plants tucked into our garden bed. In the back we have a tomato and a cherry tomato plant. Next is a row with lettuce, rainbow kale, lettuce. Then you see our 2 snow pea plants, set inside homemade bamboo supports. Then comes a row of rainbow carrots. We planted a row of mixed color zinnia seeds and planted nasturtiums all around the edges, so that we'll have plenty of blossoms to pick.
This photo was taken May 26 and you can now see snow pea pods hanging on our plant! We have since added a row of brussel sprout plants and a row of broccoli, along with a few peppers and a yellow squash. At the height of summer, it is going to get crowded! But we're having fun and harvesting pea pods every day!
I really enjoy the quiet walk to the garden with Dan after dinner. We check on our plants, water when needed and pick nasturtiums and pea pods every time.
It is beautiful over in the garden in the evening and we often run into neighbors tending their plot. It is a nice time to chat and talk about what we're growing. I am so thankful that our apartment offered this very civilized perk to the amenities. Swimming pools are nice, but I think gardens are everything.

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