Summer Fun at the Youth Garden

August 3, 2014 0 Comments

The kids are enjoying the fruits of their labor these past weeks.

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They have been picking beans, onions, cucumbers and zucchini among many other veggies.

They have also just planted some strawberries.

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This will be well picked over next year when they are ripening up!

I brought an old tiller/hand plow that was my dads. It isn’t pretty, but it looks pretty cool.  We will see how long it stays upright before the wind blows it over.

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The tires that the kids painted look fantastic!  One has only flowers, but the other one has a cherry tomato planted among sweet potatoes.  They are all doing great.

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The regular tomatoes are looking good, too, although the cherry tomatoes in the ground aren’t looking that hot.

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They need a little fertilizer, methinks….

Other veggies are looking great.

The cukes look good and we should be able to pick several this week.

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The sweet potatoes love this garden

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The broccoli has already bolted, so it won’t last much longer in the garden.

 

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We tried out planting potatoes in a hay bale.  They are growing, but not as well as those in the ground.

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We will have to check our records to see if the difference in planting time made that much of a difference or just the lack of dirt.  Here are the ones in the ground…

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The popcorn is a little shorter than last year, but still looks pretty good.  Hopefully we have a good crop for the popcorn party this winter!

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We planted a giant pumpkin this year.  So far so good, but one of the stems had a borer so we will have to watch the others closely.

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The pie pumpkins don’t seem to be having too much trouble.

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And the watermelon are going well, too.

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We did have a casualty in the blueberry division.

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The rabbits got to it.  The other two blueberries seem to be doing well, although I do see some sign of nibbling…

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Oh… and we have a new addition to the garden… a Free Lending Library.

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It got a bit of decoration by the kids and Mary, one of the volunteers.

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If you want to swing by and see the Garden yourself… and pull a few weeds… we meet on Mondays at 3:30 during the school year and 2:30 when they aren’t in school or get out early.  And, for a couple more weeks, we are meeting on Thursday mornings at 9 AM, too.  Or you can drive by at Second Street and Fourth Avenue to check it out.

 

The kids will love to see you!

Dig it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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