We were all excited about the newly installed drip irrigation system and faucet inside the garden! It looks great and very neat. Now the garden will be watered overnight. We still need to keep an eye to check whether the schedule might have to be adjusted.
In addition to the usual weeding, harvesting and compost management, Susan also brought some flowers and purple basil for the outside of the fence on Oak St. The other big thing this week was that Iris got some asparagus crowns. We made room at the back of the garden and planted two rows. While we are not sure when the plants will emerge, this is a great addition because asparagus are perennial and should keep producing for several years (spears are harvested in early spring).
Els had volunteered to prepare a foliar spray (fermented wild weeds tea) according to a recipe Doug DeCandia had shared in his class. The brew is now ready and Els will bring it to the garden next week. Thank you Els!!
|Susan planting herbs and flowers outside the fence.|
|Our newest gardeners, Ben and Carolyn, check on their plot.|
|Marcelo mixing the curing compost pile.|
|Linda M. and Els tending to their plot.|
|Blanca and Laura weed the area where we'll plant the asparagus.|
|Solange waters the potatoes.|
|Iris taking down the peas.|
|Gabriela cutting some chickory.|