Saturday, April 19, 2014
Today the city delivered 18 trees that were planted along Enslow
Avenue. Most of the work was done by the garden members though word
had gone out that this was to have been a community event.
Regardless, tupelos (sweet gum), persimmons, red buds, hackberries,
swamp white oaks, and white oaks were planted, two of each, and one
white pine as well. Garden members will be watering the trees weekly
during the next several months.
Garden work that got done today included: Finishing the bed
preparation for the perennials; Planting strawberries; Adding compost
around the cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower plants as they had not
been planted deeply enough; Cleaned up the radicchio bed, leaving the
plants and interplanting turnip seeds in the bed; And harvesting
spinach - enough for all the 34 households who worked today.
Many thanks to Jane who produced two magnificent water-proof boards
illustrating all 21 beds and chronicling what was planted where and
when. They serve an additional purpose as they were used to indicate
what work needed to be done today by tacking on post-its indicating
what tasks needed to be done. It worked very well and is most
appreciated. We're so glad that Jane has just retired!