Overview of the Golden Community Garden. Complete with a hive of bees, composting system and tool shed. Garden parties with beer and a fire throughout the summer. Less than 10 min walk.
The four planter boxes in the foreground are ours for the summer! Need some work though.
After missing out last year, Robyn and I snagged a garden plot for the summer. We have really enjoyed it so far. Planning, weeding and fixing up our plots for the season as well as saving a few lingering plants that remained from last year.
First spoils. Green onions that hung on over the winter from the last gardener.
Robyn enjoying a spring morning along Clear Creek.
The beds all cleaned out, weeded, turned over and mixed with topsoil and compost.
First order of business was cleaning up! This took a good portion of the afternoon. Weeding, turning the soil and adding compost and top soil again to round things out. One of the big bonuses for us is the communal tool shed, top soil and everything else that we could need for our garden, even seeds!
Photo from the nearby history park.
Green onion, chives, sharp cheddar, eggs and avocado.
This is a cool idea. So you can cut green onions down just above the bulb and put them in water to regrow. In two weeks, you have another onion to enjoy. This can repeat 2-3 times each before they need to be replanted in the ground. You can even take one from the grocery store and do this. Works with lettuce too!
Green onions chillin. Waiting to be replanted.
Ready to plant! Tomato cages up and sugar snap pea trellis in!
Phew! Another day of work and now we have everything ready to be planted. Also transplanted most of the onions from the jars into the dirt there in the corner with a chive that was left over from last year. Lookin good!
Pea trellis from random piles of unused garden stuff behind the shed.
Transplanted the green onions into a couple nice rows. We have a few more to plant if there is room.
Although the spring rains don’t help the climbing, they do create an amazing heavy fragrance from all the blooming lilacs.
Our chicken neighbor.
Robyn planting a row of spinach.
Stoked to be putting in our first seeds!
Our garden is now all planted aside from the basil and tomatoes which we should put in a couple weeks from now. Altogether we have carrots, chard, spinach, sugar snap peas, chives, green onions, basil, and two kinds of tomatoes. And now we wait!