Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Doorstep of Summer Garden Tour

With summer officially starting yesterday I thought a pictorial of my plot would be nice. So here is a photo tour of plot Z-1(aka my plot) at the Fenway Victory Gardens on the eve of summer. Photos were taken Sunday afternoon.
Walking through the gardens, below is the view as you approach my plot:
(Z-1 is the first plot on the left)
When you arrive at the gate you will notice the hi-tech security system:
(intruders beware!)
Upon entering the plot, to your left, along the front fence bed 1 - Broccoli, Carrots (poor germination), Leeks, Cabbage, and Onions (poor germination):
(Broccoli, Carrots, & Leeks in the front. Beyond the nasturtium is the cabbage and poorly germinated onions)
Moving on to bed 2 - A mishmash of Broccoli, Mint, Mesclun, Carrots (much better germination), Cucumbers, Sunflowers, Romaine and Spinach:
(The first half of bed 2: Broccoli, Mint, Mesclun, Carrots, & Cucumbers)
(2nd half of bed 2 - Sunflowers, Romaine, Spinach. The blank spot on the left housed the first planting of mesclun greens)
Bed 3- the center bed is home to the Tomatoes, Peppers, Basil, more Sunflowers, and more Nasturtiums (most of them are between the tomato cages):

(the view of bed 3 from the front of the plot)

(Basil at the back of bed 3)
(Looking from the back of bed 3 towards the gate down the row of tomato cages. You can see the Nasturtium flowers between each cage)
Bed 4 is the home of the Potato Trench & Pole Beans:
(The potato trench is filling in nicely, and the trellis' are starting to fill up with pole bean vines)
Behind the 2nd bed is a small batch of chives and then the herb bed (bed 5) - Garlic Chives, Dill, Parsley, Cilantro, some Sage, more (but smaller barely visible) chives, and borage:

(patch of chives between bed 2 and the herb bed)
(the main herb bed. Garlic chives in the front left look like grass. Dill, Parsley, Cilantro, some Sage growing close to the Cilantro)
Next to the Herb bed is the usual home for 2 of the 3 tomatoes in buckets. I move these around at my whim, but generally 2 of them sit between the herbs and the final bed.

(no such thing as enough tomato plants)

Bed 6, the last bed sits in the back right corner of the plot. There are 2 rows of Beets, Zucchini, and more Sunflowers in this bed:(Beets in front, Zucchini in the middle, a few Sunflowers and Daylily's in the back)

Here is a view of the plot from the backside. The gate can be seen in the back of the photo:

(plot Z-1 in all of its glory)

Finally, the last shot is a view from the front left corner as you approach the plot:

Thus concludes the tour of my plot on the eve of summer.


Annie's Granny said...

Fred, your garden is really growing well and looking great! I might warn you, I allowed a square foot for each of four borage plants last year, and they almost overtook the garden. They got really huge, and self sowed so that I had them all over the garden this spring.

Fred said...

Thanks for the borage warning granny! It was the strangest thing, we got 2 borage plants as seedlings and both looked as if they were dead and one day they just rocketed up and the one picture is just HUGE now. If it self sowed over the fence that would be fine as we just cleared the area of weeds and i'd rather have the borage there.

meemsnyc said...

The garden is looking really nice! How do you water the garden?

Fred said...

Meems - There is a pipe that runs along the row between the plots. Every so often there is faucet to connect a hose too. Our valve is just across from the valve is about 3 feet from our plot!