I signed up for a plot at the brand new Cavell Park Community Garden today. Showed up in the morning, handed over a small and fairly reasonable sum, and was put to work, along with other plotters, building the frames for ten raised beds. The plan is to another few beds built and filled with soil in the next week or two, and set up rain barrels and possibly compost bins, so that everything will be ready for planting come springtime.

I’m looking forward to this. I had short stint as a seedbomber for two summers during a brief Guerilla Gardening phase, and have been growing tomatoes on the clay studio’s back step[1], but this be my first Real Garden(tm). The bed I signed up for is 4 feet by 10 feet, and my mind is awhirl with possibilities. Lettuce, peas, beans, strawberries, zucchini, kale… Herbs of all sorts… Oh my.

Afterwards, it was down to the studio to glaze, glaze, and glaze some more. I have the big kiln booked for next week, and would really like to make a dent in the pile o’ stuff so I’m not awake and frantically glazing things at 3:00 the night before the firing…

[1] The cherry tomatoes started turning red! Yay! I may actually get to eat the darn things before the frost comes.

Also, there is a rather large, orange tomato on another bush that does not seem to be getting any closer to red. Am beginning to suspect it is some sort of heirloom variety that’s just supposed to look wan, but taste delicious. May test theory tomorrow.

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