it's april so that means i can start getting really excited about gardening! this year i am in charge of the community garden so we'll see how that goes! so far we've had two clean up days and david and i have roped off the place into individual plots. the garden also has three raised beds which i'm specifying for child-use only. olive and augustine are both very excited about having their own space to grow whatever they wish.
beans - green and edamame
David and I's plot:
corn (popping and sweet)
hopefully we will start to see some fruit on last year's blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and strawberries. though from the look of things the blackberry bushes are toast and some neighborhood punks uprooted the peach trees. *sad trombone* another lowlight, not one of the 15,000 bees survived. peak oil? not batting an eye over but the collapse of the bee population? I'M LOSING SLEEP! no bees = no food, people! there is no known way to replicate the pollination process between a bee and our crops! so new hives are going in and i'm praying they survive. i'm going to get another praying mantis oothica (which can hatch up to 400 mantids) and a few dozen ladybugs for natural pest control. and seriously, those two things maybe will cost me $20.