A Saturday morning work party at Central Library garden beat the thunderstorms to prepare the soil and plant tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers. Library patrons will have noted with chagrin that we have taken up a parking space again with our mulch, but it makes the crops so much better!
Earlier in the week, Don planted potatoes and cole crops. Along with the lettuces, onions, and leeks planted last week, the garden is taking shape. We’re also harvesting already. The peas we built the trellis for back in March are yielding and blossoming, showing how far crops can come in six weeks.
Because the sunflowers were so attractive to the birds and pollinators, we’re transplanting the volunteer seedlings along the chain link fence of the tennis court. Look for their blossoms later this year.