Thanks to Wonderful Volunteers!

Last Wednesday our farmden was graced with the presence of an amazing group of volunteers! When our work day was finished we all looked around and couldn't believe how much we had accomplished in just a few hours.
Here's what we did:

  • We dug a trench around the perimeter of the farmden and
  • Constructed and secured the 7' fence
  • Planted a new flower plot along side our blueberry bushes
  • Planted beans and squash
  • Raked new beds in preparation for planting
  • Transplanted onions, broccoli and peppers

Now not only have all of our vegetables, herbs and flowers been planted, they are safe and happy thanks to the protection of our new fence. The weather has also been very cooperative lately with a nice balance of sun and rain giving young plants just what they need. We are now growing squash, cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, beans, turnips, parsnips, onions, rhubarb, beets, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, potatoes and pumpkins (carrots and pak choi to be planted very soon).

Some other news from this week is in addition to finishing all of our vegetable planting we also finished all of our companion herb planting. This is a new experiment for the garden this year where we planted some of our herbs right in the beds of vegetables that compliment each other. These included:

  • Rosemary&Beans
  • Rosemary&Potatoes
  • Basil&Tomatoes
  • Cilantro&Tomatoes
  • Thyme&Lettuce
  • Parsley&Broccoli

We also have these herbs planted in beds of their own and we are excited to see what differences and benefits we notice throughout the growing season. We hope our herb and vegetable companions enhance each others lives as much as our wonderful volunteers have enhanced ours. Thanks again organic growing companions!



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