Tuesday, April 22, 2014

St. Louis Community Gardens

For the past two years, we had a garden plot in our community garden.  It was fun meeting new people and seeing what everyone grew in their gardens.  Gardening also has some great benefits for kids.  I found a great non-profit in St. Louis, Gateway Greening, that provides resources for starting and maintaining community gardens.  If you want to find a community garden in your area, click here.

This past year, my brother and his family moved into a house in our neighborhood and their house has a garden! They weren't interested in gardening but were happy to let us borrow it in exchange for some homegrown produce.  Deal!

Tim is REALLY into this.  REEEEEALLY.  He checked out at least 5 gardening books from the library, used some crazy gardening program to design the garden, bought a whole bunch of lumber and piping to make sub-plots and a trellis-y contraption. The next thing I know, I've got this in my bathroom:
Our tiny greenhouse

It still remains to be seen if any of these little guys will make it through the transplant process, but it was a fun experiment and much less expensive route than buying everything as seedlings.

Now we have to get the garden in shape.  Here's what we have to work with:

Tim's got his work cut out for him!

Good thing he has some help!

Check back in May to see the finished garden and whether or not our gardening skills pan out!

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