Planting a Cool Weather Vegetable Garden
September 19, 2014 - The Garden Club members enjoyed a jaunt around the Yellow Brick Road and prepared half of the raised garden beds for planting seeds. Mrs. Regina brought seeds for a cool weather crop, including turnips, beets, and carrots. Mrs. Tina, Mrs Regina, and Mrs. Huelskoetter helped the gardeners loosen the compacted soil and remove roots and sticks, while Ms. Lingo carried in containers of water to apply to keep the soil workable. The gardeners decorated row markers and planted their share of the seeds. We cannot wait to see how the garden grows!
Back to Basics
Mrs. Regina reminded the gardeners of the importance of preparing the soil for planting. The soil had been compacted over the summer, and needed to be loosened before planting. The gardeners were also reminded of the rule of thumb for planting seeds: plant a seed three seed-widths deep into the soil. Decorating row markers to place in the garden was a highlight.
Cleaning out the Garden Bed
The gardeners always seem to delight in working the soil, and there were plenty of clods of earth to break up and weed roots to remove. It is astounding how quickly a group of gardeners is able to expertly prepare the garden!