Monday, September 13, 2010

A Garden

Garden Plot Layout

We really love where we live, but it has a downside - no yard. And as a result, no garden. Sherry has done what she can with our patio space - chiles, small tomatoes, herbs. But we haven't had the space to do anything more substantial. Until recently, that is. The above drawing is the layout of our new garden plot in the Pacific Beach Community Garden.

Who knew that PB had a community garden? We didn't until we stumbled across it two years ago. Sherry put her name on a waiting list, and we promptly forgot all about it. Then, a month or so a go, we got a phone call from the garden coordinator saying that a plot was available. A week later, we had a garden.

Well, more accurately a plot of dirt - but a plot of dirt with potential...

14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what you guys do with it! I'd love to have a garden, but alas, I am cursed with somewhat of a brown thumb.

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  2. Hi moowiesqrd - the jury is still out on what color our thumbs are. Sherry's is more important than mine - I've just been grunt labor so far...

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  3. Hi guys, hope you're doing well. My Grandfather on my mother's side was a farmer and loved visiting them in the summer. Can't say I inherited the green thumb with the way I replace my house plants every six months but let me know if you need someone to water plot while you're gone on vacay... ;)

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  4. Congrats. We had a really big garden in Baltimore, and have been sad to only container garden here in San Diego. Congrats, again.

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  5. Hey Dennis - our houseplants are often challenged as well. I hope that isn't a bad sign!

    Bbq Dude - this will be the first garden for either of us since we were kids, so we're pretty excited about it.

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  6. Love the blog!! I featured it (linked to it) on mine today.
    http://hiphome.blogspot.com

    All the best!

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  7. Hi Sherry and Mike - I'm very excited for you. I miss my garden in SD (I live in San Francisco now, and no longer have dirt). From someone that formerly had a blakc thumb, my only advice is be patient and pay attention to what grows well in that latitude and in your soil type (unless you plan to amend it substantially). For this time of year, I highly recommend broccoli and its variations.

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  8. HipHome - thanks for the shout out, and glad you liked our Magic Fridge. There is no meat curing in there at the moment - we need to remedy that!

    Hi Satch - we definitely plan to have the Brassicaceae family well represented.

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  9. Wow, congratulations! It all looks so organized. Can't wait to see pictures of it. I wish I had a better green thumb to take advantage of the patches of dirt we have. At least the fig tree is finally producing.

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  10. Hi Carol - not much to see yet, but we'll post pictures once there is something to photograph :-)

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  11. My wife had a plot there in the mid-80s. She says her fava beans did quite well.

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  12. Hi Andy - there is still at least one current gardener that has been at the garden since that time.

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  13. looking forward to the pictures! i have a little soil outside my apartment and bought some basil plants...all of which died. i am now 0/3 in my attempts to grow basil. i'm sure you guys will have much better luck!

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  14. Hey Sawyer, Basil is one thing I have a horrible time with. I used to put it in pots out on our patio, but like yours, they always quickly died. I had hoped to have better luck out in direct sun in a bigger space (the garden), but I'm killing it there too! Over-watering perhaps?

    I'll keep my fingers crossed for your basil!

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