Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Urban gardening 2010: The view

P & I love the view when we first walk out to the patio. The planters that we so laboriously built in March now house peas, squash, lettuce, eggplants, beets, and carrots, while an assortment of pots strewn about the patio contain all the other fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers which we have worked so hard to grow.

Beyond all that is an expansive courtyard with tons of mature trees, birds, squirrels, insects... a far cry from the view I had in my sixth floor Lower East Side walk-up (my bedroom windows looked out onto the side of a gritty apartment building whose tenants had a propensity for rooftop parties starting at 1am, and well, on the other, a view of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building.) Neither of us would have ever imagined that we would get this slice of paradise while still living in NYC!

Anyway, point being- we love the view when we walk out onto the patio...
Here's a progression of the vertical growth of the peas are on the left, with the lush leaves of the squash beyond.

Early May

 Mid May
Late May

Early June
Mid June

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