Monthly Archives: May 2013

Weeds and Things

Hurray!  Gardening season has officially commenced.

Yesterday Kelli and I attempted to weed our plot, which was mildly successful except that we didn’t have any tools with us so we ended up digging the roots out with some stray wood chips and a small wooden stake that was posted in our plot assigning its number.  It was all very primitive, but in an enjoyable, “Little House on the Prairie” sort of way.  Except for the fact that our neighbor’s raspberry plants somehow began propagating in our plot and I learned the hard way that raspberry plants have some very sharp thorns!   I also learned that I am going to have to start liking worms fast (or at least peacefully co-existing with them) since their presence is essential in helping our garden grow.

I can already tell that this is going to be an educational experience and I’m looking forward to learning about an area that I currently have absolutely no knowledge of..  As evidenced by the fact that we had to ask the gardening coordinator whether or not we had to add soil to our garden or just use the soil in there… and we also just figured out what rototilling is.

Last week we started accumulating plants at the farmer’s market conveniently situated behind my building.  Until our plot is weed-free and ready to go, these guys need to hang out in our apartments.  Here are the three kinds currently residing at my place… can you guess what they are?

DSC_0072DSC_0061 DSC_0060Sadly for them, my apartment gets no direct sunlight except for this tiny patch for only a few hours a day.  During these hours, they’ve been trying to suck in as much sunlight as possible, but it’s apparently not enough as some of the leaves have started to wilt.  Hopefully they don’t have to cling to life too much longer before they can be transferred to their new home!