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Seed Planting!

This is Taylor and she is SUPER excited about planting!

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First we planted a lot of seeds: carrots, turnips, radishes, beets, lettuce, kale, mustard greens, peas, pak choy.

Instead of using wooden stakes to label the beds this year, we decided to write on bricks. Last year, by the middle of the summer, we had to replace several of the wooden stakes because they began to rot at the bottom. We’ve had a huge pile of bricks waiting for us to find a place for them.. and this seems to be it!

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Then we started to beautify our community space. We got some new flower pots and planters so that we could plant strawberries without them spreading to the rest of the garden. We also found a space for some more of the bricks and remade our little brick wall around the tree.
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Next Saturday we get our delivery from Three Part Harmony!!! We are getting all sorts of interesting plants… PEANUTS being the most exciting!!!

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For the past several weeks, we have been prepping the garden for our big shipment of transplants from Three Part Harmony Farm next week.

After Mari-Claire and Miles tilled the garden, we began to rake, weed, and reshape the beds.

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We also set up our tomato stakes using dried out sunflower stalks from last year.

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Our other project of the season has been to put together a drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation is a great way to reduce watering time and waste by adjusting the amount of water for each bed so that it matches the plant’s needs. It also gives us a hands free approach to watering that allows us to spend time in the garden focusing on things like weeding and planting instead of watering.

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We also put our old benches against the wall and plan to grow peas and bean up them!CIMG5061

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