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Hi folks,

Most of the plants from the Foodshare plant giveaway have already been planted. So there is little left to plant.

If anyone feels like it, the smaller plants could use some water when it doesn’t rain.

So far Najat, Maria and I got most of the pumpkins, herbs, flowers, and tomatoes in with the help of Maria’s new recruit who stayed with us till well after dark to plant and water.

Carli (hope I am spelling your name right) and her friend stopped by briefly for a garden tour on their walk and tried their hand at plot expansion.

Updated list of what got planted where:

Now we have a row of sunflowers in front of the water tank. (At least two varieties.) And some extras in the west end of the garden for the birds.

The Thai Basil was planted with some tomatoes.

Lily of the Valley and Primrose were planted close to / in plot 26.

The plants with the red flowers were planted on the edge of the wildflower patch.

The tall ornamental grass and the lamb’s ears are behind the water tank.

Snapdragons are in the flowers. (26?)

The marigold plugs are by the peas.

The yarrow is in the herb patch.

Around the potatoes, going anti-clockwise starting in the North, there are hot and sweet peppers, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, more tomatoes and finally okra.

(Note: As much as possible we have gotten tomatoes with tags. But due to the amount of stuff we were getting and planting, we were not able to track the varieties by name.)

There are 3 pumpkin mounds on what used to be bindweed territory.
(Cross our fingers they’ll do ok.) We can’t think of anywhere else to put them.

There are two artichokes / cardune-like things bracketing the two ends of a tomato plot.

Small plugs of tomatoes in 3/4 of a plot. (Might need to be replanted due to spacing, but we figured that ex-winter rye plot would make a good holding spot until we figured out where they would go.)

Almost done, a little more planting and lots of watering to go! 🙂 I for one had a really fun day! 🙂 Thank you Najat and Maria for making it so fun!

See pictures of our adventures. (Thanks to Najat and her camera phone. She will be posting pics.) From our Zen-like Timmie picnic in rush hour TTC traffic to us sorting through the score. Sorry we don’t have a picture of the beautiful purple sunset.

But we do have loads of planted plants, thanks to Maria’s ability to wave over someone interested in the garden, give him a tour and put him to work right away. Oh yeah and many thanks to Maria for starting the list of where we planted what. 🙂

P/s: At the end of the long night, we took some peas, herbs and other stuff from the garden. 🙂


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