Friday, April 24, 2015

notes from the garden

Currently at the Garden-  Things were relatively quiet at the Kitchen Garden this week.  After the initial cleanup and soil enrichment day on 4/11 we are letting the beds rest.  The outside fence is nearly complete which means that soon will be able to plan out our herb garden along the fence.      

Next Steps at the Garden-  We are planning to meet at the garden this Saturday April 25 at 10 am for an informational meeting where will go over rules and consent forms for those who want plots or are volunteering.   We can also begin the planning process of what type of vegetables gardeners want to grow.  In the early spring some of the leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach, and Swiss chard can be planted.  Other vegetables that can be started soon include peas, leeks, beets, broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts.   Weather permitting we can also work at adding more compost to the soil, aerating the beds and perhaps expanding one of our vegetable beds.

If you have a kitchen compost we would love to have your scraps.  Things that can be composted include, vegetable and fruit waste (including pulp from juicers), grains (rice, barley, oats, etc.), coffee grounds, tea bags, flour products (crackers, bread) old spices, clean egg shells. Also if anyone can bring or knows where we can get chicken, rabbit, horse or cow manure that would be great addition to our compost.  Any or all of these can be added to our compost bins located at the entrance of the Kitchen Garden. 

Thanks,

Marc Taiano and Solange Viggiano

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