Sunday, May 6, we had a less strenuous and shorter workday. 28 households (35 people) turned out.
Orange ribbons were placed on the new fencing and refreshed on the existing fencing to help protect unobservant animals from running into the fencing.
The beds were raked and flattened in preparation of planting.
A wire fence was installed in the cucumber bed for the plants to grow on. Cucumber seeds were planted.
Carrot seeds, turnip seeds, radish seeds, beet seeds, fava beans, and derby beans were planted as well as tiny leek plants.
An abundant harvest was reaped consisting of butter crunch lettuce, red leaf lettuce, arugula, kale, and beets.
We made our first donation of the year, spinach and a bit of broccoli, to Our Daily Bread. Many thanks to Catherine Washburn for making this delivery.
The beds were each labeled with crop markers made from metal window-blind slats that Allen Bush donated.
Announcements made at the end of work:
1. Celebrity tomatoes and cherry tomatoes will be planted this year in approximately 4 beds.
2. Neil Curran, Mount Washington resident and an accomplished vegetable gardener, has generously donated the fence posts that were installed last week. He also has tomato cages and some other supplies he will be giving to the garden. As a small token of our appreciation we will be giving him $50.
3. And from the never-give-up-department, Larry informed us that he received verbal permission from the Parks Department to obtain ducks since the city restriction applies to residences only, not city parks. He has already obtained a dog house to house the future fowl.