Thursday, May 3, 2012

Yes, it's true that finding time for weeding the garden is easier than getting new posts up on the Web! We promise to try and do better ... as soon as we're done weeding the peas ...

The 2012 garden season has brought renewed energy to Madison Street. We've added three raised beds to the tilled plots, and now have about 1600 square feet of vegetable gardening space.

We've also added perennial landscaping at the Madison and McKinley corners along Walsh Street, using all repurposed materials and by dividing a lot of plants from home. Seriously, any day lily committed to growing between the cracks in the patio stones deserves a better life! Much but not all of the landscaping has been done with native plants, so watch for more black-eyed Susan, purple coneflower, coreopsis and other pretty stuff.

The beans, cucumber and zucchini were started from seed and still mostly too small to plant yet, but with the warm temperatures we've got a head start on tomatoes, peppers and eggplant, among other things already in.

Thanks to Dave and Steve, who helped with getting the organic compost into the garden this week. Uphill, in the rain, both ways ...

Unity plant sale is this weekend at Junk Evolution, 528 E. Colfax Avenue in the East Bank Village area.

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