{saturdays in the garden – volume three}

15 Apr

things are moving along nicely at the community garden…

it’s so rewarding to interact with other people who are just as passionate as i am about gardening. having us all come together and work as a team to prep the beds and tend to the crops is just such a marvelous reality. it’s something i really wish that every single person on the planet could and would experience.

last week, we had some eagle scouts come and help work in the garden. it was quite fun seeing their excitement as they helped move tarps and logs and plant seeds. we uncovered some potatoes from last season and the boys were very eager to collect them all and “donate them” – which was so endearing.

i am forever grateful to be a part of this community garden and it pleases my soul so tremendously to engage in it all. my cucumbers, along with other plants, are sprouting and the peas are growing quite nicely… i can’t wait to share those fotos next week!

in the meantime, here are some fotos of recent days at the garden… i hope you enjoy.


things are growing!! radishes and lettuce…

kale and peppers…


laying mulch around the blueberry bushes…

looks so good!

transplanting raspberries…

i can’t wait to get my paws on some of those!!

fig trees! oh my, i’m excited about these, too!!!

happy bees!

side note : would you believe i got stung AGAIN!? this time – right on my nose! – i was shocked. the garden leader thinks it may have been my sunscreen, so i switched to an unscented version. let’s hope that helps! if you follow me on instagram, you saw the story. annoyingly hilarious. 

prepping the rows for community gardening…

this is area 51… both times i’ve been stung it happened right here. soooo – i may be avoiding that space for a little while – haha.


these aren’t what stung me; these are bumble bees, as you may know…

and besides, i still have a ton of respect for bees. i just hope never to be stung by one again, quite frankly.

couple of panos…


7 Responses to “{saturdays in the garden – volume three}”

  1. anthony0358 April 15, 2017 at 6:09 am #

    these are some very moving photos to see!


  2. Margarita April 15, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    By NYC norms, Audrey, this looks more like a community farm than garden. How beautiful to see so many plots and gardeners working in harmony! 😉 xoxoM

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    • cooking with audrey April 23, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      haha, definitely. do you have any window plants or anything where you are?

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      • Margarita April 23, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

        We don’t have any in the apartment because our kitty would appoint herself gardener in chief. However, here in Harlem, we’re just up the hill from Riverbank State Park and the Hudson River, we have beautiful trees and plantings around them on our streets as well as the Broadway Malls (park-like medians on Broadway), and there are several community gardens. They are quite tiny and have little to no room for individual plots. I was active in one many years ago. The garden politics became too onerous for me and took the joy out of participation. 😉 xoM


      • cooking with audrey April 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

        i can imagine that becomes an issue in places like that, with so many people. i even ran into a little of that last year when i was in denver.
        isn’t there like a, 250th street up in harlem? i think i used to know someone that lived up that way.
        my kitty likes to munch on plants, too. i’m thinking of growing some catnip just for her… i’m not sure if she’ll like it.
        always nice to hear from you! 🙂 xo

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      • Margarita April 24, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

        250th Street is in the Bronx, Audrey. Our kitty doesn’t like catnip. It’s like she had a bad trip on it once and now she steers clear of it, lol! Nice to chat with you, too! 😉 xoxoM


  3. ㅶᠰ外韰􉚊磊찊牦 April 17, 2017 at 10:27 am #

    Hands off- My plot/ My way!
    And what- no pesticides???
    Of course, you know I’m being snarky ❤


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