Posts Tagged ‘spring’

It rained the past few days so I didn’t go upstairs.

While I wasn’t loking

lots of things happened

The scarlet runners that the girls planted are in bloom

There is a bud on my gogosar

some tiny tomatoes

and the raspberries are growing (although the leaves have a problem)


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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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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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Today we went on the roof to see how our 3 weeks  old beans were doing

They are growing fine and started climbing the wires the kids set for them last time

.The kids then did some weeding


,and then we went to Dias Y Flores

,we checked out the plant we transplanted from the kids’ plot to the street

,and the plants they put on their plot

.everything is doing well and the strawberries are growing!

.some weeding was done there too

.and that was the end for the day.

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Today we started the children’s plot at Dias Y Flores.

The kids prepped the soil – digging and adding compost

.After that, they planted a wineberry bush

,some strawberries


,and some chives

.The morning glories seeds planted last week sprouted by the garden fence
.and also, the scarlet runners on the roof
.This is the “before” shot of our roof. Once the beans  will grow they’ll be visible from the street

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I transplanted my raspberry in a bigger pot a few days ago

It’s doing way better than my hands that suffered a bit

because of the pulling the plant out of the old pot.

I also planted some gogosar and tomato seedlings from the cold frame and one of the cloned

wineberries from the plot

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