This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

preparing new community plots

new community garden space

We are nearly finished with preparing an additional 15 or so plots for rental at our community garden. It will make a small dent in the long waiting list.

This area was previously overgrown with trees, shrubs and all sorts of invasives. After clearing the growth, we found that the soil was a bit rough. A good layer of topsoil was spread, and then a layer of dark black compost. Soon we will mark out plots with stakes and string. Then these new plots will be assigned. It will be a whole new start for this piece of land.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Toni said...

That soil sure looks rich! I love community gardens!

April 29, 2010 10:31 AM

 
Blogger Q said...

Good luck with the new plots! I can't wait to see the progress.

April 29, 2010 10:47 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You gardeners have a real movement going on there! how much have the gardens expanded in the last 2 years? Inspirational.

April 30, 2010 2:39 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Interest has come and gone in the community garden. 10-20 years ago it was high and all 100-120 original plots were full and active, then it ebbed and they let maybe 30 plots go. Now those are all back in use and we are adding about 16 new plots.

April 30, 2010 3:18 PM

 
Blogger Paul said...

Kathy, How much is the rental on a plot?

May 07, 2010 1:14 PM

 
Blogger kathy said...

$25/year

May 07, 2010 1:15 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the plant you had on your web page skippy's backyard . you call it a double blue campanula.it's a spring bells campanula

May 13, 2010 10:12 AM

 

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