I keep trying to get out to the garden to work, but the weather has cooperated only sporadically. I managed to plant some cabbage and onions a couple of weeks ago. So far so good, if they dont rot from all the rain and snow! I have my potatoes sliced and waiting for some dry weather to get them in the ground. This year I am planting All Blue, French Fingerling and Red Gold. The girls have already noticed the different colors these offer, so I am very excited about growing them.
Life is busy as usual. I am working very hard on a new community garden here in Claremore. We won some grants, but are still waiting for the actual money to appear! Once we get the financing we are on our way to a very beautiful and exciting gardening adventure. To learn more you can check out my other blog at www.bluestarrcommunitygarden.com. (And, no, starr is not mispelled. Here in Claremore it has two r`s in reference to a name.)
Pray for warm, sunny weather, so we can actually get our gardens planted. Happy Gardening!
It has been a rainy week! It started raining the day after I posted about not getting any rain! And, it has not stopped. It has rained or stormed for about a week a little each day. I have not been in the garden very much what with the rain and school starting for the kids. One would think that with the girls out of the house for most of the time, I would be able to work in the garden! The few times I have been out there I pulled up overgrown marigolds and checked for ripe tomatoes. Still no ripe tomatoes! Oh well! My fall tomatoes look great and I think they will ripen before the ones that have been in the garden all summer will.
The community garden is coming along. We have a meeting with the city to request a donation of a water meter; after that meeting we will start entering grant proposals. Then we wait….
So long and good gardening in your neck of the woods!
Hi! Just a quick update….the city’s of Claremore Planning Commission passed the new ordinance that allows community gardens to be built under any type of zone. This is what I personally have been working on with the help of a good friend for quite some time. It appears the community garden will be in place by next spring! Now it is time for some lessons in grant writing from people much smarter than me! 🙂
Wow! One full week of sunshine! The garden is really taking off, but still not looking as good as I would like. I was visiting a friend the other day and her tomatoes are huge and bushy on one end of her garden and on the end that was lower sitting in water longer, the tomatoes look like mine. I guess I should be grateful that the plants are still there and alive. I plan on fertilizing them real good with an organic fertilizer (my extra old manure washed away, too) today. Hopefully, that will help them get going better.
I re-mulched with the hay I salvaged from the flood. It had all piled up next to the fence and I was waiting for it to dry out before I used it. Mostly I put it in the walkways, so I do not have to spend a lot of time weeding the paths.
On another note, the community garden I am working on is approaching reality. Right now, it is a concept in the planning stages. We have a meeting June 2 with the city’s Planning Commission to change the zoning laws to exclude community gardens from the necessity of rezoning. Once that ordinance is passed, we can break ground. I also had a meeting with a grant writer who will be help write grants to fund this garden. It is a good thing so many people are interested in community gardens right now. So close…..
Enjoy your weekend and stay safe.