Wednesday, October 5, 2011
In addition to our SFG raised beds at the house, we also have a community garden plot at the park down the street. While the SFG is orderly, the community garden is kind of free for all. The first year we had the community garden plot we succeeded in planting a fairly tidy garden that was organized according to our chart on mutually beneficial plants. I even followed the seed packet instructions for spacing. We harvested a fair amount of food last year, but our fellow gardeners who had ignored the seed pack instructions and planted twice or three times as many plants in the space advised had waaaay more vegetables. So this year we followed suit and totally ignored spacing instructions and planted tons of plants in our 15’x10’ plot. We are so pleased with everything we have growing - tomatoes, pumpkins, corn, quinoa, amaranth, three kinds peppers, tomatillos, eggplants, beans, cucumbers, rhubarb, and zinnias, cosmos and marigolds!