community garden plot update: early summer

by Heguiberto on July 4, 2011

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The weather has been good to us in San Francisco lately. Long days with plenty of sunshine. And in a record-setting event, we even had a couple of days of rain recently to wash way excessive pollen and dust floating in the air. Our community garden plot couldn’t be happier.

rainbow trout lettuce

rainbow trout lettuce

sage and blooming chives

sage and blooming chives

lemon thyme and oregano

lemon thyme and oregano

In addition to the good weather our garden has been getting our usual TLC: weeding, watering, pruning and some added topsoil (humus) every other day. As result now we have a mini jungle! It is really satisfying seeing that the artichoke plants producing buds, the chives blossoming with cute purple flowers, the kale growing almost wildly, the flowering sweet peas making so many tasty pods, and so on. The Italian parsley has almost taken over and has become a medium-sized bush. I’d no idea that it was as prolific as that; it almost reminds me of mint. This is quite a change from the rather tiny and somewhat sad plants we started nurturing in chilly foggy February.

The new additions to the garden include tomatoes, rainbow trout lettuce, sunflowers, hue and eggplant; and they’re all thriving!

sweet pea

sweet pea

Tuscan (dinosaur) kale

Tuscan (dinosaur) kale

artichoke plants with chokes

artichoke plants with 'chokes

We’ve been eating lots of the produce weekly and kale really almost too often. We’ve had so much that we’ve even been able to give some away. I am amazed by how much a little plot of land can produce. I think that the dream of becoming an urban farmer has become reality. Compare the progress here and here.

huge parsley plant

huge parsley plant

purple kale

purple kale

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Faith July 4, 2011 at 5:00 am

What a gorgeous garden…I really love the idea of a community garden plot! There’s nothing better than getting to enjoy fresh, homegrown goodies from the garden all summer long. That rainbow trout lettuce is so pretty!
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OysterCulture July 4, 2011 at 5:43 am

Wow, this garden has everything, I’d love to be able to say I grew my own artichokes. All your plants look amazing and I’d be dreaming of the culinary possibilities
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Heavenly Housewife July 4, 2011 at 6:59 am

Wow, I am impressed by all those goodies you are growing. I have sage too, its been growing quite rampant. Except for pasta, I’m not sure how to use it. My mint is looking awesome–got to make some mint tea, and my strawberries… meh :P. Still, isn’t it the most fabulous thing to eat food that you helped to grow?
*kisses* HH
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Shelley July 5, 2011 at 8:18 am

Your garden looks terrific! Such bounty. We didn’t have much luck with our tomatos this year and everything else is drying up and dying from the relentless heat and drought. The trials of gardening in Central Texas. Very jealous of you CA boys.

heather July 9, 2011 at 9:39 am

Such a great transformation from when you started your plot! there is nothing better than enjoying what you have planted and eating seasonally

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