trying to make sense of oak park's war on vegetables
culling the herd
second grade, anyone?
August 21, 2011
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:23:00
I’m impressed! Is that all from your garden?
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:24:10
Ew. VEG-TABLES…I’m going to McDonald’s but thx for the offer 😉
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:25:41
Looks wonderful! I’m so happy that everything worked out and the Lord blessed you with an abundant garden.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:29:03
Enjoy! Looks good. I keep trying and trying w/ my garden and have gotten nothing but sunflowers, sunburned and burned a bunch of calories.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:37:13
Gorgeous. Maybe drop a basket of fresh veggies off to the City Council?
Jenny M. Witcher
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:37:18
yum!! congrats on a community success and abundant harvest!
Aug 21, 2011 @ 16:57:27
Nice! This week I picked a pound of sugar snap peas, kale, strawberries, raspberries, carrots, and my FIRST zucchini! (Cooooool Seattle summer…)
Aug 21, 2011 @ 17:23:31
Does a body good.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 17:33:17
I do! But I am too far away. I am there in spirit. Hugs.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 18:12:08
you have peas? i’m so jealous!! we got about 10 pods and then the plants shrivelled up and died… do you have a special secret?
Aug 21, 2011 @ 18:12:41
Aug 21, 2011 @ 18:50:45
I envy your crop. My tomatoes and zucchini are tiny this year. Tasty, but tiny. (I’ve got those yellow ones, too – but the zucchinis are more like your carrots, I’d say.) Congratulations!
Aug 21, 2011 @ 20:40:35
Peas are a cool season plant – Plant them in March (around St. patrick’s day) or late summer (like now) to harvest in the fall.
If you try to raise peas in mid-summer they will fail.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 20:41:22
I wish we could grow cantalope and peppers up here!!
Everything looks awesome though, enjoy!!
Aug 21, 2011 @ 21:21:16
Plant peas in the spring in Seattle. You should get a good crop.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 21:36:06
Don’t know the timeframe for moving into whatever Seattle house you buy, but suggest you begin preparing the soil there using whatever organic materials (fall leaves?) you can scrounge. So that when Spring comes, you and winter have already prepared the ground, for your garden.
Did you pick a place with a south-facing lawn? Sun is as important in Seattle as it is in Detroit. Spend the mild Seattle winter killing some grass and getting some organic material into the rocky soil so it will be ready for veggies in the Spring.
Yea, it’s rocky soil. Spent my childhood there. Not that that’s important. What’s important is getting organic material into that dirt as soon as you take possession, so it has a chance to break down a little before Spring.
Go to a bait shop and throw some worms in with the leaves you mulch your future garden spot with. Seattle winters are much milder than Detroit. It may snow a little, but they are pretty mild.
Grant in Ohio
Aug 21, 2011 @ 22:19:02
I just got a little choked up! I’m so proud of what your veggies represent for everyone. -thanks for the smile!
Ps your peppers put mine to shame! Hahah:)
Aug 21, 2011 @ 22:24:34
My daughter (age 10) and I would love to come by to see your garden. She wrote her first civic letter on your behalf and is still talking about it. We are in Oak Park, but am not sure what street you are on.
Aug 21, 2011 @ 22:24:35
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, (breath) Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeee (burp!)
Aug 22, 2011 @ 09:52:22
Not bad, Rookie!
From what I’ve heard, you’re gonna love the growing season in Seattle…
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:27:47
Looks like you’ve got a natural talent!
Aug 22, 2011 @ 11:58:48
awwwwwwwwww, shucks, ryan- you are gonna make me tear up!!
Aug 22, 2011 @ 12:58:10
Hell yeah! Shame about the carrots, still I haven’t ANY.
Aug 22, 2011 @ 13:00:47
See if you can get hold of what us Brits call “Field beans”, they’ree like a small version of “Broad-bean” (Fava bean) sow autumn, dig in in spring. “Green manure.”
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