The Weekly Leaf-let: June 8-14

Gardeners this week: Ingrid, Michelle, Winifred, Peter, Dean, Dorothy, Evelyn, Derek

Thanks to all the rain this week, OPCG gardeners didn’t have to worry too much about watering.  We focused instead on weeding, transplanting, and finishing up the planting for the year.

The following herbs were added to the herb bed:

  • Thai basil
  • Genovese basil
  • Chamomile
  • Fennel
  • Sage

Garlic scapes were also harvested!

Some of the gardeners were lucky enough to benefit from the knowledge of a friendly fellow Ward 22-er, who helped identify some of the unknown plants (and weeds!) in the native plants bed.

Finally, several of the gardeners made note of the insect life living in and around the garden.  These included fat earthworms, spiders, and a rather spectacular brown and red moth.  Some photos of these friends, and our progress this week, are included below!

The Weekly Leaf-let: June 1-7

Despite some issues with the watering system (which led to some creative watering solutions!), OPCG members were able to accomplish a great amount of work this week.

Planting was definitely priority number one.  The following seeds and seedlings were added to our growing collection of herbs, fruits and vegetable plants:

Herbs:
Summer thyme
German thyme
Chamomile
Italian parsley
Sage
Basil
Thai basil
Lavender

Fruits and Vegetables:
Mixed greens
Beets
Carrots
Fennel
Endives
Radish
Eggplant
Habanero peppers

Weeding and watering were also done this week.  Some of the members needed to transport water from the washrooms by the playground due to the broken watering system.  The vegetable garden definitely appreciated the extra effort! Hopefully, this problem will be resolved quickly so that members can get back to drenching themselves with the garden hose 🙂