Archive for May, 2010

They were small, they were not too sweet

and only two gardeners were in the city this Memorial Day weekend.

Still it’s official! The gardening club had its first harvest!

.Many more! Actually the scarlet runners (beans) on the roof are preparing its first flowers


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Calling all gardeners!

While you slept, 3 strawberries you planted are ripening for you! Latest possible day for pick up – Saturday! Make it celebratory!

Also, not that cooler weather allowed plants to perk up, here are the scarlet runners you planted as beans only a month ago

.one of them is already on the fence

.also, everything you planted in the garden is doing well




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And a good thing it is! It’s 90 degrees out there – on a day like this all we want is to be left alone!

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As it happens, yesterday I wasn’t able to harvest my own alpine strawberry seeds. By the time I arrived to the garden, early morning, little plastic box in hand, the pretty strawberry I had photographed the day before was gone.

As it happens, I also ordered seeds and they came today – so my preparations weren’t wasted, I started them today.

Also, in the garden there were some Green Thumb seedlings – way bigger than mine. I took 4 tomatoes and planted them on the roof. It remains to be seen what kind of tomatoes they are.

Today was a cloudy, cooler day, good for planting and transplanting.

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In the garden, a wild strawberry is ripening. Tomorrow I shall eat it and harvest the seeds which I’ll immediately plant

Upstairs, one of the wineberries saplings I planted there will produce fruit


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Here’s the article

Riders on the corn: Cyclists raise alarm about gardens

This is under the photo

From left, Ben Shepard as a tomato, guitarist Victor Weiss, Benjamin Cerf as a pea in a pod and Monica Hunken as a bunch of broccoli played “This Garden Is Your Garden” in the Dias y Flores Community Garden on E. 13th St. last Saturday.

This is Charles and Everett/our garden mention

Last fall, two Dias y Flores members, Everett Hill and Charles Molloy, told The Villager how East Village green thumbs were making a determined effort to keep the garden open through the brisk weather — and keeping a visitors log — to show the Parks Department that the garden was being used, so that it wouldn’t be taken away for development.

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Upstairs, the raspberry is starting to produce buds

It’s later than last year, but the cold weather might have had a role.

Downstairs, the wineberries are full of buds,

some of which had opened

.Also, some wild strawberries are coming in

I had propped up the wineberries and potato in the garden – the rain yesterday toppled them down.

.It’s strange how everything is so behind last year. considering the very warm March and April we had. I guess a cold week in May canceled it all.

I ordered some more wild strawberries seed. If it comes in time, I’ll have the gardening club plant then and follow them up.

.Sometimes last night it must have rained. There was no need for me to water anything today.


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