As I write a warm easterly wind blows over my garden. The tomatoes are still ripening though I'm fighting blackbirds and bushrats and starlings for them. It won't be long before I'll be thinking about brassicas.
It's certainly getting to the time where even gardens under snow are thinking about planting the first tomatoes, or perhaps you're winding down your garden, or planting new things.
Whatever is going on, there's a lot of us Hive Gardeners looking forward to connecting for the first ten days of the month for the #gardenjournal challenge, so pop down your spades and your seeds, wash your hands, make a cuppa and let us know what's going on.
If nothing is happening in your garden or you're struggling, here's some ideas:
- Draw/write a plan for your fantasy garden and explain what you'd like to create
- Experiment for the first time with a gardening project eg growing bucket mushrooms
- Share an instructional post from last year's gardening adventures
- Share your friend or family's garden and interview them about it.
The prizes are set up a little differently too. @plantstoplanks generously donated 50 HIVE, 40 HIVE which are remaining over next four challenges. The prizes will work as follows:
VEGETABLE GARDEN PRIZE - 10 HIVE, to be distributed amongst the best posts depending on entries.
OTHER GARDEN PRIZE - 10 HIVE, to be distrubted amongst the best posts, depending on the entries. If you have a better name for this prize, do let me know!
Selfie Prize Go in the draw to win 5 HIVE for the best garden selfie!
- Post in the Hive Garden Community, but #gardenjournal tags should be used
- No limit on photos but please consider quality over quantity
- Tag two others you think might like to join in - if you can! We have had some lovely new gardeners encouraged to join in this way. 💚
- Comment on at least three others
- PUT YOUR POST LINK BELOW
Tagging below some past entrants - if you'd like to be alerted every month let me know in the comments and I'll add your name next month.
@plantstoplanks @sofs-su @nikv @owasco @buckaroobaby @polesinns @andrastia @holisticmom @queenoftheworld @porters @amygoodrich @fanyokami @phoenixwren @anafae @tanjakolader @yolithy24 @andrastia @minismallholding @goldenoakfarm @nateonsteemit @sanjeevm @kennyroy @simplymike @dodovietnam @babeltrips @trangbaby @kaelci @shanibeer @proto26 @quochuy @foxfireorchards @artemislives @luckylaica @blingit
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