the employees tilled out the additional garden space and squared off the corners of the garden.
The Jr. Master Gardening program, led by Kathy Luoma not only made most of the seed tapes, but they started, from seed, half of the plants for the garden. The remaining plants came from Costa's Farm and Greenhouse, and the Hugo Feed Mill. The landscape fabric came from Hedberg Supply.
With the fence perimeter set, the three sections of the garden were quickly laid out, and starting with the corn rows, planting began. As the planting
teams finished each row, the landscape fabric teams followed right behind.
It was a beautiful warm day, but as the noon hour approached, it was very warm to be planting! At the very end, we were all too beat to plant the beets, the only crop not planted today.
|The UPS Team|
This year, our garden plan has many 1' rows, which will double and triple some of our crops. We are hoping to hit the goal of 3,000 lbs of produce this year. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made our 2015 Planting Day such a success!