Sunday, November 23, 2014

Grow Annapolis - community vegetable garden

What an amazingly abundant Fall season this was.  I have watched the Grow Annapolis veg gardens being developed on a section of a sod farm that borders on our little community.  I drive by a few times a day, it feels like a trip into the country with sweeping lawns and a typical red barn, even though it is fairly newly built.  I decided to join the growing tide only in September and in two short months, have picked almost daily for the past 5 weeks, given so much away, and been amazed at how quickly seeds appeared and grew overnight, seedlings filled out and produced a bounty that I never imagined.  With full sun, the gardens grow!!  We have eaten freshly picked organic - turnips, radish, baby beetroot, chinese cabbage, bok choy, mustard greens, two different types of kale, arugula, spinach, two different colors of swiss chard and baby carrots.  Not bad for a 2 month growing period.  The growing season is now over sadly, it's getting too cold to grow anything outdoors, so I will have to wait for spring to plant again.

The compost bins (made from old wooden pallets)

A friendly visitor preys on bugs - a neighbors bok choy covered over to prevent being chomped.

All in a day's work - watering the newly planted seeds and seedlings.

About 3 weeks later, I am already picking

5 weeks of growing and I can almost feed an army

Dill in full bloom, growing next door to me

Turnips and radishes ready to eat

Fall begins, leaves change, the nights get colder

Okra growing in another garden, how beautiful are those flowers - okra a good in gumbo!

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