Friday, August 26, 2016

Fertilized Community Garden

I've had a fabulous harvest of tomatoes that are now petering out.  The green beans have been a small quantity, but ongoing.  Today I pulled the bulk of the remaining carrots, plus a beet, and some kale for dinner.  Once in the last month, I went out to the community garden at night to hunt for hornworms.  My friend and I found only one, but what it lacked in numbers it made up for in size.  I think it ate the competition.  We also found two chrysalises.  Contrast that to a hunt for similar at home where we found about 16 on three plants!

Since I could see bare soil here and there again, today I spread 2 bags of composted chicken manure and 1 bag of composted steer manure in the community garden.  Makes for happy plants but stinky soil.

At home, a plumeria I got as a cutting about 2 or 3 years ago is blooming beautifully.  We stick our noses in its flowers each time we pass.  It is still in the pot I stuck it in when it was a bare branch.  I hope to plant it sometime soon, since it seems to be happy in its spot.  It is slightly under an overhang of the house, which I hope will shelter it from future frosts.

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