April 7, 2014

A Busy Weekend in the Garden

It has been a busy weekend of gardening! The sun finally came out and the weather is pretty warm these days, so we had two Group Garden work-parties this weekend, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.  For those that haven't been following our story for long, since we rent a small apartment in an Ecovillage, we garden with a mix of individual plots and communal gardens that we share with our neighbors (you can read more about how the communal Group Gardens work here).

We got a lot done. We tilled in the pea cover crop, we prepped the beds, and then we planted beets, chard, spinach, kale, carrots, onions, and potatoes. It is amazing how much work can get done when you have close to 20 people working together! And it is so much more fun that way too!

To end the day today, our neighbor Lisa made her amazing nettle pesto (the inspiration for the nettle pesto we talked about earlier this year: get the recipe here). A few others chipped in some salad, cinnamon rolls and cookies. It was so nice to sit out on the patio, eating great food and chatting with all our neighbors at the end of a day of hard work!

The only downside was that not a lot of blog writing was done this weekend... which might mean some late night writing later this week. But it was worth it! And besides, there wouldn't be much to write about if we didn't take the time to do the actual homesteading.

(This post was also shared on Green Thumb Thursdays)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday - hope to see you tomorrow! What a great idea to spread the work around - a garden rave!


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