Have you seen bees around?

Today looks like a great day for putting plants outside, tilling the soil in the box etc,. I’ve been watching the apricot tree’s blossoms and have only seen a few flies and small bees, (not bumble or honey bees) Has anyone else out there been observing bee activity? I live in Jersey City and have heard these types of bees are going to miss the blossom season cause they aren’t here or awake yet…

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Ready for the Growing Season

Spent about and hour yesterday pulling weeds from the square foot box and turning the soil. I bought two 40 lb bags of top soil to replenish the 6’ by 4’ box. Planning on adding another 3 to 4 ft by 4ft box in front of this one to extend the amount I can grow. The weather here is so unpredictable, I have snow peas, chard, kale and lettuce started but they will not dig (haha) the hot weather predicted for next week. We do need a spring here before we head into the summer temperatures!! We might have to put the translucent plastic over the top of the box again to protect the seedlings that were started inside from strong sun and hot temperatures… Visit http://www.mycitygarden.net for more on gardening in the city. See the Gardening in the City blog for info (use the search box) on building your own raised bed boxes.

peas, chard, lettuce, kale, etc. started

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Spring has sprung

Enjoy. Tulips and pear tree blooms

White and Red Tulip

White and Red Tulip

Dwarf Pear Blossoms

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GroundHog Day

Can spring be that far away? Both Aerogardens are producing now. Cherry Tomatoes first harvest already of yellow and red varieties. The greens (mesclun) are still going strong. Greens have to be harvested and trimmed back or they will go to seed and become bitter…

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Winter Salad

Winter Salad

This salad was grown here in a coldframe (beet greens) and mesclun mix (grown indoors in theaerogarden.)   Still waiting on the cherry tomatoes  (red and yellow) in another aerogarden

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Summer is here

Grown in a Jersey City yard.

Grown in a Jersey City yard.

The garden is going full force with flowers and salad fixings.

Here’s an example of an urban garden salad grown entirely in a rowhouse yard in Jersey City, NJ:

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Urban Gardening in Jersey City

Here is a pic of the garden so far here in Jersey. We’ve started both cherry and beefsteak tomaotes (to put in the ground soon) and have several windox boxes of greens on the fence… (due to the groundhogs).

The smaller shot is of the patio entrance. So far we’ve got rosemary, lavender, basil and chives growing along with flowers. Visit www.mycitygarden.net for more info.

Lettuce

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