Monday, June 25, 2012

Community Garden


The Reluctant Farmer with the Garden Claw!  World's most amazing invention.....

Last year a local nursery in our town hosted a community garden.  The gentleman at the nursery who started this project had been to Europe and brought back this community gardening idea with him.  They alloted 25 garden plots to individuals who wished to try their hand at gardening.  Included with the plot were the seeds, plants, fertilizers, and anything else you might need in order to garden.  The best part?  All of this was free!  It was quite a blessing to have been given such a gift, and it was quite the success!  We had a plot last year that we shared with our neighbors, and raised cucumbers, tomatoes, and a few other veggies.   We learned a lot (Use weed mat being the most important piece of information that we took home with us!), and were excited to try another garden this year!

The Urban Farmer laying weed mat.  I will NOT be over taken by weed s this year!

Due to a windstorm that knocked our seedlings out, we decided we would buy a few plants that were already started and then plant some corn from seed.  We also brought with us two mystery plants.  (Out of the hundred different seedlings these were the only two that made it through the carnage of wind and upheaval.....)  

One of the two lonely survivors.....

Our corn at 7 days old.  This was seed when I planted it 7 days ago!

We will continue to post picture of our little garden so that you can see our process.  Happy gardening friends!


  1. That is awesome. I love the community gardening concept. In fact, I recommend joining a community garden even for people who have plenty of space to plant at home for the aspects of learning from others, meeting new people with similar interests, and the joy of working with others in the garden. Sorry to hear about the wind problem, but it looks like you have things going well again.

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  3. thanks for sharing.