Thursday, June 17, 2010

Featured Gardener Interview and Updated Pictures: June 13th, Planting of My Summer Garden

It is a great honor to announce that my mother and I are Santa Monica's Featured Community Gardeners for the months of June, July and August 2010!! Please check out our exclusive interview below:

My Summer Garden is getting planted! Finally! Unfortunately, this year we are 2 months later in planting our summer garden because of having our baby girl, April 6, 2010. But she's worth it!

Figuring out my spacing, so that plants have plenty of room to flourish.


Japanese Eggplant, Bell Peppers (Lilac and Yellow) and Chili Arbol

Cilantro and Basil.

Japanese Cucumbers.

San Marizano and Celebrity Tomatoes.

Sugar Pumpkins and Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins, as well as, Black Cherry Tomatoes.

Marigolds for color and pest protection.

My Summer Garden 2010.

Updated Pictures: May 16th, Harvesting My Spring Garden

Me and my 12 ft. tall sweet peas!

The smell was intoxicating!

A proud gardener and new mama!

I had several community gardeners thank me for growing these sweet peas because the color and smell brought so much joy to them.

Getting ready to tear them out. It is time to amend my soil and put my Summer garden in.

Ripping the first bush out.

At the end of harvesting.

These were mine to keep and put in my home.

These I gave to my friends and family.

My kale was amazing this year! And tasty too!


My chard at the end of the Spring season. Wow!

My most successful crop of chard yet!

My carrot harvest! They are SO sweet. Like sugar!