Garden Update and Work Day
The herb garden now has an attractive mulch in the bed and a brick pathway.
Bricks are laid out throughout the east plot waiting to be dug into the soil so we will have permanent planting beds and prevent soil compaction from people walking around the garden.
A miniature fence in the west plot marks off where gladiola bulbs will soon erupt from the soil, and the squash plants behind them are sprouting quite nicely (and will soon need thinning).
The compost is decomposing nicely and has an instruction sheet on top, while there is a signpost with garden explanations and the garden wishlist posted in the garden.
More signs have been painted and are waiting to be attached to posts and placed in the garden.
The tomatoes and eggplants are growing profusely and still need to be staked, while some lettuce and many spring onions await harvest.
For those of you in town, Friday morning there will be a trip to Riverside Park to pick up mulch--email firstname.lastname@example.org for the time--and Saturday will be a work day for working on the above tasks as well as planting seeds for fall crops!
Also, check out this interesting article about urban professionals making the switch to organic farming.