Monday, May 5, 2008

The Beginnings Of A Garden

Things are starting to move along with my community garden. Last Thursday Jonathan put up the fence for me. It's 24 inch chicken wire with 36 inch stakes. We initially had purchased 24 inch stakes and discovered that wasn't going to work. Luckily, Vicki (the horticulturist) traded us.

As a side note: after putting up the fence we went to see Iron Man.
Tony Stark is my new favorite billionaire playboy. Sorry Bruce Wayne.

On Saturday morning, in the rain and mud, I planted a bunch of marigolds along the perimeter. And I made a little garden of marigolds and one thyme plant at the back of the garden.

I saw these yellow marigolds and fell for them immediately. They are called African marigolds even though they're actually from Mexico. They apparently get fairly large and lovely.

I think the other marigolds I planted are French marigolds. If so, they are also from Mexico. They won't get nearly as big as the African marigolds, though.

Now, I'll need to diagram out the garden to see what will be planted and where. I don't think I'm going to be able to put in everything that I initially planned, but there will definitely be tomatoes (everyone is requesting them).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

More tomatos please!