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We are going to incorporate new herbs in the center strip of our parking lot, such as basil, parsley, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, etc. Also, we are thinking about adding colored carrots to the mix, such as purple and red ones for a fun variety. Purple potatoes were another addition discussed. The biggest and by far the most interesting will be the peanuts we will try planting. One student mentioned how he likes peanuts, cashews, etc., and another student said we could add peanuts to a garden veggie stir fry at the end of the season. Paul Richtman, the Master Gardener, stated that peanuts should be an easy crop to try out.
Other than that, the garden will be laid-out similar to last year’s garden; the crops will just be rotated. Let’s hope it turns out to be as successful as last year! I think we have a great group of students helping out this year.
- Ben Kreye