Up On the Roof— May 30, 2014

We’ve been spending lots of time up on the roof again.

Today Barbara and Michele took pictures to show everyone what we’ve been up to.

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The strawberries are growing.

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Everyone is eating the chives again.

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Peas are climbing the trellis with peppers in front of them, along with little pincushion zinnias.

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We grew our brandywine heirloom tomatoes from seed.

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Along with super beefsteak tomatoes, and several other varieties.

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Staff person Kathy O’Brien brought in a pumpkin that she’s had hanging around since last year.

We buried in the garden and now we’re watching to see if ¬†a new pumpkin plant will grow out of it.

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Our pond is back! We hope to add fish next week if the water gets warmer.

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We planted a salsa garden that contains tomatillos, peppers, tomatoes and cilantro.

Everything we need to make salsa!

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The new knockout rose bush is settling in and getting ready to bloom soon.

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Here’s the view across the roof today.

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We still have seedlings to find spaces for!

There’s lots of work ahead for us!

Post by,  Barbara and Michele

 

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Time to Weed and Plant Some Basil!

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Today when we took the cover off of our cold frame we found lettuce, spinach, chamomile and lots of weeds!

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John, Scott and Jay took the weeds out.

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We started this basil downstairs under our lights a few weeks ago.

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We thought we’d plant some of it under the cold frame to see if it will stay warm enough to grow.

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We planted it where most of the weeds had been.

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Then we watered it and put the cover back on.

Maybe we’ll make some pesto soon?

Post by, Scott, John M., Jay and Michele