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Community Garden: Planting

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Saturday afternoon, we had a meeting for the community garden.  It was scheduled to start at 3:00, and when Chef and I arrived right at 3:00, the leader was asking, “Is there anything else?”  Um… yeah.  What did we miss in the meeting that was supposed to start when we arrived?  Anyway, we got the information, most of which we knew and the rest of which could have been sent in an email, but maybe they figured email didn’t contribute to the sense of community.  I don’t know the reasons, because they apparently covered them at 2:50 or so.

Anyway, on Sunday, April 1, Chef and I started planting in our 20×20 plots.  He had some worm castings to use as fertilizer, but we didn’t have too much, so we used that only in the first two rows.  We planted peas, two kinds of lettuce, Swiss chard, collards, two kinds of beets, spinach, pumpkins, kale, Brussels sprouts, and potatoes.

And then Sunday night, we got a nice soaking rain — and a little bit of hail, so we were glad that we didn’t have seedlings up yet.

We filled one plot and have a row of potatoes in the other plot.  We’ll plant more summer vegetables in the other plot — things like corn, tomatoes, etc.  And we still have our somewhat shady plots here at home that don’t do wonderfully, but which managed to supply us with 100 pounds of produce last year.

It’s exciting!


About Karen Koch

I like the old-fashioned lifestyle. All this new-fangled stuff baffles me sometimes. I cherish living out in the country, raising chickens and rabbits, planting fruit trees, and enjoying a slow life filled with beautiful words and ideas. I don't always achieve a slow life. I teach middle school English and manage a little burgeoning farm with my husband, and somewhere in the midst of that, I try to find time for writing, running, knitting, reading, and playing the ukulele. And sometimes, I actually succeed.

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