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Garden 2010 (so far)

So in the summer of 2010 I decided to go out on a limb and start a garden. Living in a small apartment with an even smaller balcony this required a little help with the lovely folks at Capitol District Community Gardens. For $20 and a little work, I was granted an approximately 15” x 15” plot in the Rensselaer Family Garden. It’s located in a quiet neighborhood with about 14 garden plots. It’s a nice, small, community of gardeners ranging from young inexperienced gardeners (like me!) to retired couples with time and experience to share.

The pictures are taken just about a month apart from May 12 – August 7th. Over Memorial Day weekend and beyond I planted peppers (bell, Italian, pablano), tomatoes, eggplant, lettuce, basil, cilantro, spaghetti squash, patty pan squash, sunflowers, gladiolas, and marigolds. It has been a learning experience for sure but I’ve loved almost every minute of it! Even better, the rewards are amazing and tasty!

So what my garden has made me a little weather obsessed? Seriously rain… why are you avoiding Albany? And so what if I’ve planted way too many tomatoes for someone who doesn’t even really like them (raw)? Hi friends, want some tomatoes? But the first year is just the beginning and I’ve already thought about things for next year. I hope to move up in the Rensselaer Family Garden world and get a  plot closer to the water source and with more sun. Because of this I won’t be able to plant any garlic this fall or start trying to improving my soil (aka sand box), but the good news is that it’s only August. If I can get my butt in gear I have plenty of time for some fall plantings (lettuce and beets, I’m looking at you). And well, if not I have plenty of harvesting left to do!


August 24, 2010 at 10:50 pm Leave a comment

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