Archive for January, 2013

It’s hibernation time for the garden. For the next couple of months, the garden will be absorbing nutrients from the cover crop to prepare itself for spring planting. We still have a few vegetables growing such as cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, kale, kohlrabi, chard, thyme, and carrots, but they are slowly growing with the cover crop until the spring.

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The cover crop is a mix of winter peas, rye, vetch, and clover.

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And here are some photos of the vegetables that are keeping the cover crop company.

Cabbage:Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.58.41 PM

Kohlrabi:Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.58.23 PMScreen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.58.17 PM

Chard:Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.58.09 PMTurnips:Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.57.30 PM
Kale:Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.57.38 PM

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To prepare for a cold winter, we also hung our “irrigation system” up along the back wall. This allows the water to drain so that it doesn’t freeze and crack the pipes.

Screen shot 2013-01-09 at 3.58.57 PMBefore the spring, we intend to do some general garden clean-up, beautify our community space, install a small fence, put in some informational signage, and plan for the spring.

See you soon!
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