Adventures of a First Time Box GardenerPosted: May 24, 2014
It’s summer time in the capital city, which means that Edmontonians have broken out of their winter shells and are embracing all things summer in their wonderful glory. For Justin and I, that means gardening. Our first summer’s garden at the Parkallen Home didn’t turn out too well – Actually, it was rather disgraceful. That is why, dear readers, I spared you the photos of sad looking plants from last summer. The problem was that the garden was just too wet. With record rainfalls, and an already super moist soil (Lake McKernan was drained back in the 40s to build the Parkallen and McKernan communities in Edmonton), our poor plants did not stand a chance. The only plants to produce were the heritage tomato plants I received as a gift last summer.
For all these reasons, we decided to embark on a garden box summer planting project.
My handy dandy Justin built the boxes from scratch.
Again, we planted zucchinis. Lets hope they don’t get out of hand, like they did in the Garneau Home Garden.
The baby Hubbards didn’t like the transplanting as much as the other plants, but they are making a comeback. Common’ Hubbard! You can do it! I’m rooting for you to live again!
If we properly love and care for our plants, I have a feeling this is going to be a very productive season!