Tuesday, January 4, 2011
As the new year rolls in, it's time for Sydney and I to get back out there in the Peace Patch. Under the guide of Prof. Curtis, Sydney and I will be doing a 30 hour per week internship for the rest of the month. This will include getting the garden up and running after that early freeze, getting organized, planning ahead, and much more!
Today, walking in the garden was a little daunting, but that didn't stop us from getting right down to business. First stop: The Shed. As they say, "A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind" and who can work with that? So we emptied it all out, recycled the trash that we could, found tons of exciting pots, books, lesson plans, etc. that we never knew we had, organized the shelves, and took inventory of the whole lot. After this tedious task, our major concern was to sort out the seeds to see what we needed to buy. We saved what we could and got ride of what was expired.
Out in the garden we pulled the dead plants and fed them to the compost monster, slavged seeds from the old vegatables, turned the beds, laid down carboard, transplanted plants such as Dill which seems to sprout up everywhere, removed crowded plants, and gave the garden a pretty swell makeover.
There is still tons to do, but Sydney and I are formulating a game plan to make this garden all we know it can be!