Proud Pea Planters
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
We found the garden nice and wet today. The sprouts are from leftover seeds in the straw bales. The recommended removal method is snipping them with scissors, but we just pulled them out. This is about as tough as the weeding gets with straw bale gardening! No trouble determining "weeds" at this point as we have not planted any vegetables yet.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday a lot happened in the garden.
Many people came together to install weed suppression in the form of cardboard and wood chips, and place the bales. The Tipi trellis was also installed. Not much is going to change in the garden for a while.
Daily watering of the bales is necessary to start the decomposition of the straw.
If you can’t wait to see what happened Saturday, you can go to Flickr to see some of the pictures that participants have posted.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This Barkhamsted garden committee member was caught red handed, pushing vegetables on Cub Scouts, amidst a sea of sugar, at the Barkhamsted pack 40 pinewood derby bake sale. In a stunning display of audacity, this person can be seen supplying vegetables to an impressionable young boy. Luckily, the young scout’s face is covered to protect his identity. What will the committee members stoop to next ...teaching children to grown their own ...vegetables?
Friday, February 26, 2010
Some of the items we could use are:
Eleven saplings: 13' high. 2" in diameter. These are for the tipi.
28- metal stakes/rebar or wood to tie tomatoes & peppers
Organic potting soil
Broken patio stone
Straw bales (14, tight, can be old and/or damp)
Nozzle that has a shower like end
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help us out! Thanks! :)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
After the meeting, several committee members checked out the garden location. Some grading will need to be done. We plan to set the straw bales out on March 27.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Our current planting list is:
Tomatoes: Orange banana paste, Heirloom mix, Cherokee purple
Black cherry tomato
Matchbox hot pepper
Peacework sweet pepper
E yellow squash crookneck squash
Poona Kheera cucumber
Rainbow Lacinato kale
Oregon Giant Snow pea
Cascadia Snap Pea
Par-cel cutting celery (parsley)
Whirlybird 7-Color Nasturtium
Aurora orach mix (spinach)
Amsterdam #2 carrot
Multi colored pole bean mix
Blue cocoa pole bean
Tiger eye bean