So I’m back, after a month-long break from this lovely blog, and much has happened, but most importantly – I got a community garden plot! So the newbie container gardener is now the newbie gardener. period. yay! My friend, Mimi, and I were able to procure a 10′x15′ plot at Lehigh University’s community garden, and we have filled it with plants. Most of my container plants have made the move (which is still tenuous, they’re looking like they miss their old digs), with the exception of the herbs, which I wanted near my kitchen for obvious reasons.
But my peas, beans and carrots were not enough to fill the huge plot, so Mimi and I went to a local farmer’s market and picked up a bunch of plants, including (but not limited to, because I have an awful memory) watermelons, basil, rosemary, onions, peppers, tomatoes, sunflowers, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberries, and even a pumpkin! We’re both new to gardening, so we aren’t expecting too much from the garden. But we’re keeping our fingers crossed. Below is a picture of our newly planted mini-farm, complete with Rodale Institute compost.