As the Pointer Sisters exclaimed, I'm so excited and I just can't hide it! Last Saturday, April 28th, was the Sandoval DUG's opening work day and meet and greet. As always, there is a lot of excitement in and around the garden, and I'm thrilled to become more involved in this great community. As I expressed in my last post, what became apparently obvious to me about gardening is how it is such a community driven effort, meant to be shared. Since last years plot far exceeded my growing expectations, I have recruited the help of my dear and lovely friend, Stephanie Clark of Lale Floral Designs. Steph, who I fondly refer to as "Bean" partially because she looks like a beautiful string bean, helped me a bit last year, but I am stoked to be sharing my plot with her this year. Steph not only has what I like to call fabulous native instinct but a keen eye for design, and has been gung-ho about our little love plot! Saturday we eliminated weeds and got the soil ready for flowers and vegetables by putting down some organic compost. I was ecstatic to have such a hard worker bee by my side and immediately felt more prepared than last year--neighboring gardner's also commented on this...
Here Steph stands, carrot in hand! I couldn't believed it survived the winter! There was also a patch of red chard hanging around from last season.
Both of us being busy and blossoming entrepreneurs, simply finding a time to buy seeds was hard. We finally found ourselves a two hour time slot from 8-10PM last Thursday, however the only place open for seed-buying was Home Depot. Not our ideal seed-buying location, but beggars can't be choosers. We started gathering seed packets before I realized none of the packets we were picking were organic, a priority for edible consumption. Bean stopped what she was doing and helped me search for organic--the only organic brand around happened to be one of my mothers very favorite brands, Martha Stewart. We went a little crazy, and then narrowed down our choices:
Today we plant. Stay tuned...
Total Expense: $67
DUG plot: $35