What has been –
Another great week in the garden. Awesomeness abounds. Do you know what this is? –
It is a tomato (,) bud! Hairy, isn’t it? This means that very soon the tomatoes will bloom and then, after some tomato flower love (don’t worry – very G rated – wind pollinated, mostly. Maybe the occasional bumble bee – leave them alone, your mother will not be proud of you), we will have tomatoes! Yes!
It rained a bunch again this week. Two inches, two weeks in a row. Happy days! The trenching system was better, if not perfect.
I planted more watermelon and musk melon seeds outside the garden fence. What is a musk melon, you ask? It is what most would call a cantaloupe, and cantaloupe is a fruit grown only in Europe. What we grow is the musk (or rock) melon – aptly named, as I believe it smells and taste like feet. My in-laws, children and, apparently, the rest of humanity think it is wonderful. But there is no accounting for taste. I planted it because other people like it and I give in easily to peer pressure. Enjoy eating your stinky feet, everyone. To water and weed them, look for the circle of rocks by the west post on the sign –
And last, we now have a box of tools, gloves, fertilizer and assorted what-not –
Please feel free to use the items inside as need be, or stash your gardening items in there between visits. I suspect it is safe enough. Who would steal things from a garden that feeds the homeless?
What is yet to be –
The big news this week is a visit from Patsy Burdick and her group from Mustard Seed Cafe in El Paso. They are going to view the garden, have lunch with Steven Hebbard of Genesis Gardens and then meet with Allan Graham of Mobile Loaves and Fishes to help them as they infuse El Paso with the Awesomeness of God’s Love. If anyone reading knows anyone else in Austin they should talk to about their project before heading back, let me know and I will pass it on.
To do this week –
- Hand water the cucumbers, the seeds on the outside of the fence post and the melon ring (see above) Tuesday(ish)
- Weed – look for grass in the actual planting beds. We will get the stuff on the sides in an upcoming work day
- bring compostables (see the how-to post)
- I will run the drip lines on Thursday, depending on the weather outlook