I got back into the garden today. As with yesterday, my fellow gardeners were also out. Alex and her children were planting cabbages and broccoli and she offered me some plants, which I took for the large Plot Against Hunger garden.
In my own garden, I just needed to make rows, fill out row stakes and plant the seeds. It took about an hour and I was very pleased with it. It’s spring crops for now–peas, beets, carrots, two kinds of radishes, arugula, lettuces, spinach, parsley, kale, spring onions, chard and wintered over garlic. As these crops come out, I’ll be putting in the summer crops–squashes, okra, pole beans, cucumbers–and keeping some things, like the chard and the kale.
Jane arrived and we moved to the large outside plot. She had an idea that it would be easier for volunteers to 1) see seedlings and 2) know what to weed if we strung the rows with white string. Not a bad idea.
Jane planted the cabbages from Alex and we harvested some turnips from the fall. Then we planted peas along the fence, put in seeds for a wildflower border along the sidewalk, and cut the rows in. We planted seeds for romaine and other lettuces, lots of carrots, some more turnips, beets, and cauliflower.
As you can tell from the pictures, this is definitely urban gardening! Look at those rows of future food. More to come!