Sunday, April 20, 2014

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!

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