The garden is set up to show community members how easy it is to start a small backyard garden. Our traditional beds include tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn, zucchini, watermelons, cantaloupe, beans, and more. We are also trying out the Square Foot Gardening technique, which focuses on maximizing a small amount of space. These four boxes, holding 16 plants each, are set up as:
- a salad box- with 16 different veggies & herbs to show how one 4-foot square box can provide enough veggies and enough variety for any family!
- an herb box- with 10 different herbs to add extra flavor to Chef Arturo’s creations
- a deep planter- holding some carrots this summer but will come in quite handy for planting root vegetables for the winter growing season
- a tomato/pepper/eggplant box- because who isn’t dreaming of that first ripe tomato, sweet or spicy pepper, or eggplant parmesan? Yum!
We planted the garden just 10 days ago with a combination of seedlings and seeds, and already the seeds are sprouting and we have our first tomatoes!