American Legion Garden Gets an Upgrade

I have been doing so much gardening in multiple gardens, as well as a changing jobs, that I have not been able to write recently.  I will try to do better in the future as I get used to a new schedule and the gardening tasks even out a bit.  My own garden is doing well, with many seedlings on their way to successful harvest.  The 10th and Barton Plot Against Hunger garden has acquired two great helpers, Alyssa and Filmona who have monitored the seedlings during the week and helped with weeding.  The Central Library garden has been partially planted, as have other Plot Against Hunger gardens.

The border has created a deeper bed for the plants.  Peas are planted under the bamboo trellises.

The border has created a deeper bed for the plants. Peas are planted under the bamboo trellises.

 

You may remember the garden cleared and planted last June at the American Legion Post on Washington Boulevard.  It yielded lots of cucumbers and squash last year and this year has been planted with a greater variety of crops.  It has also received a lumber donation from Long Fence, which is being used to shore up the plots and deepen them.

New crops!

New crops!

Erica, the Plot volunteer in charge of the garden has rallied workers to create the better defined beds and to plant onions, bok choi, peas, collards, and broccoli.  We are grateful to the American Legion Post for giving us this space to grow in—it’s very visible and gives us some good advertising for Plot Against Hunger.

This weekend, I hope to report on my garden and the 10th and Barton Plot garden.  Let’s hope for good gardening weather and time to weed!

These Blue Russian Kale volunteered this spring and are keeping company with a row of chard in my garden.

These Blue Russian Kale volunteered this spring and are keeping company with a row of chard in my garden.

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