One of the stories emerging from the Central Library Garden this spring is the number of crops that wintered over.
While Plot Against Hunger deliberately planted crops in the fall that would extend our season, we had no idea that we would harvest throughout the winter. The broccoli, kale, and collards—not to mention the cabbage and lettuce—did very well.
The garlic, planted last fall, usually is about four inches tall by mid-March, but ours continued to grow all winter. We’ll probably be able to harvest it a month earlier than we otherwise would.
Meanwhile, I harvested a trunk full of broccoli, collards, cabbages, and lettuce this afternoon for AFAC.
On February 26, we planted peas in the garden. These have come up into nice seedlings and with the recent rain, will no doubt flourish. Soon we will be planting seeds and putting in new plants for this year’s garden. Check out the white board outside by the garden for updates and our garden talks brochure.