Saturday, May 22, 2010

Beautiful Progress

We've been holding twice-monthly work days at the Walnut Hill Community Farm and they are going incredibly well. At the last one, we planted, staked, and trellised our summer crops: over 20 varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and basil. We also thinned our radishes and beets. The broccoli is coming along nicely (despite a little bit of mealy bug), the cabbage is starting to head up, and the kale is going gangbusters.

We also cleared out the weeds from the pathways between rows and laid down a bunch of salt hay to mulch. I think it looks terrific!

At every workday we attract kids from the surrounding houses and the general neighborhood; at one of the workdays in April there was a party happening down the street and everyone under 15 came over to help out at the farm! This is probably my favorite part about the farm.

Look for more updates as things progress!

1 comment:

sonrie said...

garden looks beautiful! We also put down cut grass to discourage weeds, but alas, we have been having to weed a lot lately. That is my least favorite part of gardening.