Wild Gourd Farm

Organic Gardening in St. Louis City

Iowa Street Garden Update

We’ve got a lot growing and thriving in our Iowa Street Garden, which makes all the grass-pulling and digging worth it. So much to fight for!

We’ve filled the potato tower up with topsoil, compost, and straw as the plants have grown. It’s about halfway full now!

The keyhole garden, re-planted with zucchini, acorn squash, canteloupe, and watermelon, along with sunchokes

For a while, we picked the tomato flowers off our young plants to encourage more growth before fruiting. Now that we’re letting the flowers develop and fruit, the tomatoes are exploding!

More tomatoes!

Red romaine we’d transplanted is filling in nicely

Jalapeno peppers

The chickpeas flowered and are sending out pods, with one bean in each. Unlike the black beans and bolita beans meant for drying that are edible as immature pods, the chickpea pods are just too tough to be eaten

Our onions are beginning to bulb. We’ve been clearing away some soil around the base of each onion to allow for bigger bulb growth

Borage flowers, beautiful and tasty!

Leek flower about to seed

Carrot flower about to seed


5 responses to “Iowa Street Garden Update

  1. Quinerly June 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    awesome…keep up the great work

  2. Cinda June 21, 2012 at 9:14 am

    What a come back! It looks great again.

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