Hard Work in the Early Spring Yields DividendsThis season's garden is off to a fabulous start. Work began in March when the outdoor temperatures still required winter hats and gloves. Committee members met at the garden in Fairmount Park on a sunny Saturday afternoon. The beds were raked, winter debris was removed and the soil was turned. Progress was measured by the large number of filled trash bags lining the walkway next to the garden. By mid-April, the various plant supports were installed and necessary repairs made to the permanent structures. We were ready to plant!
|Early plantings with row covers|
|Master Gardener, Eldredge Ragsdale at work|
Ever eager to expand our growing capabilities, the Committee volunteers cleared the old compost area that had become a dumping spot for debris and created a new planting bed. Fruit cages have been installed and blueberries and gooseberries have been planted. The extra space next to the cages has become an onion patch where 'Walla Walla' and 'Red Zeppelin' onions are now planted.