I’ve been in the antiques business for the last 15 years, so I know about Georgian furniture and styles. I’ve been in the gardening world for more decades than I care to admit, though I don’t know anything about Georgian gardening!
But now it begins! I’ve signed up for a plot in the community garden. Gardening in coastal Georgia will be a challenge, and I am going to learn a lot from observing my neighbors. I opted to rent a plot in the ORGANIC section, rather than the CONVENTIONAL section. Last week while taking a stroll through the gardens, I spotted a plastic spray bottle of SEVIN in one of the plots. What! You may argue with me, and that is fair, but if you don’t want it sprinkled or sprayed on your oatmeal, dont spray it on my vegetables and flowers! What will kill a bee, butterfly or insect can’t be good for you either. Face it! I am going to show you some organic plots, and you will see holes and bites, but you will also see very beautiful and edible plants!
I spotted one gardener growing dahlias! Be still my heart! I might dig up a couple of tubers that I already planted in the yard, which are struggling without enough light. They might be happier in the sunny garden plot. Some gardeners are putting their plots to bed for the hottest months, and they will resume planting in September. But I just can’t wait that long! This is what our plot looked like this morning, after some very wonderful volunteers cleared it. Monday morning I have arranged for 2 yards of compost to be delivered and then it begins! Dear husband is joining me on this venture. He is in charge of water and irrigation. And weeds! On the way out we spotted an attractive plot in the conventional section. I hope to achieve as much in the organic section. Organic gardeners, wish me luck! This year, no ground hogs and deer to contend with! But see what else is lurking outside the electric fence of this wonderful community garden!