{saturdays in the garden – volume one}

25 Mar

do you love gardening as much as i do?!

i recently discovered that gardening is one of my most favourite things ever!

last summer, i participated in a community garden when i still lived in denver. unfortunately, i wasn’t able to blog about it due to crazy scheduling conflicts and lack of good computer/internet access. thankfully, that has all changed as of late.

this year, i am fortunate to again have found a community garden to participate in… and it’s right up the street from my house! my plot this year is only half the size of the one i had last year, but i am still super thankful and i can still grow a ton of food in this 4 x 8 plot. last year, i didn’t exactly know what i was doing, and i kind of over-planted. a lot of my neighbours jokingly called my plot the “cucumber farm” because i literally had to give away about half my harvest due to having such an abundance! {which was obviously a good thing, overall!}

this year, i am planting similar items, just not as much of it. i am eager to share the pictures and the experience as i go along, so i will be posting about it on saturdays.

and without further ado, here are some fotos from the journey thus far. i hope you enjoy… and please do leave comments if you wish, as i love to discuss gardening just about as much as i enjoy discussing and sharing fotography.


here’s what i’m planting this year…

last year, i made lots of pickles and tomato sauce with my harvest. this year, i’m planting romanesco, which i’ve never grown but as you may know, i’m in love with!

our community has an herb garden, and the mint is already coming up, and {of course} taking over!

there is also a blueberry patch, which i’m so excited about!

lots of little critters make this garden their home, as well…

we also keep bees, which makes me sooooo happy!

getting the garden ready for the season…

laying fresh compost, clay, and manure…

pulling weeds and admiring the kale…

that’s my plot!

some of the other plots, and a cool birdhouse…

we compost! and the community donates materials!! how great is that?!

fresh lettuce and mint…

my first planting…

sewing the seeds of love…

got ’em in the ground and watered… and with some sunshine, now the miracle of life begins!


thanks so much for reading!

 

 

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4 Responses to “{saturdays in the garden – volume one}”

  1. IntuitionMatters.org March 25, 2017 at 1:52 pm #

    ❤ what a wonderful way to connect with others in a meaningful and sustainable way!!
    Love to you Woman!

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    • cooking with audrey March 26, 2017 at 10:41 am #

      thank you so much, maureen! i got stung by a bee yesterday… which was a little alarming but otherwise i had a great time tilling the community plots and just being with like-minded people! 🙂

      Like

  2. Chelcee Long March 25, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    Can’t wait to garden!! Good luck with your harvest!! Xo

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Anthony Mark March 25, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    I love seeing Community Gardens! Great photos! Happy Spring!

    Liked by 1 person

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