Saturday, May 31, 2008


My Mother in Law just called .......We have Growth!! Almost everything in the Garden has little sprouts!

She said that she was down at the Garden on Thursday Night and there was nothing. So between then and now.....We have Sprouts!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Garden Gear

I was at Target today and was looking in the Garden Section. I could not resist these items!!

A Garden Bonnet with detachable Visor
Matching Gloves

By Midwest Gloves and Gear

To complete the Ensemble, I got a pair of Sloggers Garden Clogs
By Sloggers Garden Outfitters


This is Hat I got for my Mother in Law.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Satellite Location

Matt and Carolyn have a satellite location at their House.
We are doing a trial of container gardening here.
Growing at this location are Tomatoes, Peppers, Lettuce, Onions and Strawberries.


Melon Bed with Trellis
Melon Trellis available at

Pole Beans

Matt working on the Pole Bean climbing Trellis
Matt and Phyllis working on the Trellis

The completed project

Blueberries, Kale and Peppers

Phyllis and Sue planting
Blueberries, Kale and Peppers


Tomato Ladder available at

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Paths in the Garden

The Garden was built in the foundation of an Old Barn that is long gone.
The concrete floor was busted up and removed. The Beds were placed in the cleared area and filled with Top Soil and Leaf Compost.
We are still looking for a solution for the Garden Pathways. Any Suggestions??
We have thought of Straw, Mulch and Crushed Stone.

Planting Day 5/25/2008

Sue and Carolyn

Sue and Phyllis with Ed supervising

Phyllis and Sue

Matt and Sue

Matt and Carolyn

One Woman's Dream

Sue in her Garden

Planting the first Plant

This is a dream come true for Sue. She has been talking about doing this Garden since I have been in the family

It was alot of hard work but everyone agrees that it will be worth it when we are eating food that we grew.

Our Garden

Our Garden consists of:

Six 4 x 8 Beds

Three 8 x 8 Beds

5 Square Yards of Top Soil

6 Square Yards of Leaf Compost


Welcome to the McGatha Garden CO OP.

We are a Family interested in growing our own food on our land.

Members of our Garden CO OP are:
Sue and Ed McGatha
Sara McGatha
Carolyn and Matt Barber
Phyllis Staley

Our Garden is located in Tipp City, Ohio

Watch Us Grow!