It was a perfect day for planting, a bit overcast, not too windy, with rain sure to fall. I was surprised to see so many friends show up, some with plants purchased locally, and some people bringing plants from their own gardens.
We planted lots of herbs like basil, mint, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and lavender. We have tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, arugula, cucumber, and leaf lettuce. Everyone seemed to enjoy digging, watering, and planting the plants they bought.
Now we can watch and tend the garden - and we'll reap the benefits in just a few months. I hope to plant some nasturtiums in the coming week; they'll brighten up the bales and can be eaten in salads. I can't wait to see what happens as the straw bales become better seasoned.
The lemonade and sandwiches were enjoyed by everyone. I thought the jazz music was a perfect touch to the gathering and I'll bet our little plants benefited from the good vibrations bouncing around our little corner of the park.
I was glad to see some old friends and to meet a few new ones. I can't think of a better way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday. I liked the way the project for the 2010 season was described, waking up the garden in the spring, putting the garden to bed in the fall, and in the summer - water, water, water.
~ contributed by Anne Dolina