The ground may not quite be frozen, the snow not quite yet a-fallin’, but it is still wintertime, which means planning time for the garden. Weeds have been pulled and the kale still looks good – feel free to stop by with your teen to grab a leaf or two.
The Hub’s soil tests are back from the UVM extension with pleasant results. The soil is rich in nutrients, and should only need a little bit of nitrogen this year to get it in tip-top shape.
The south end of the garden has excessive phosphorus levels, so we’re looking at putting some soybeans, edamame, and a three-sisters garden (corn, pole beans, and winter squash, plus potatoes) in that end — all of these plants love a little extra phosphorus and are great nitrogen fixers.
Check out our full first-draft garden plan, and please feel free to send along any helpful tips for the layout, comments, or suggestions! So far the garden plan includes 35 different kinds of vegetables, squashes, and melons, plus a plethora of herbs, edible flowers, and pest-repellent blooms.
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Putting seeds into the ground is always very exciting but also comes with a bit of mystery. Knowledge and understanding can only go so far when it comes to plant life. Weather changes, pests, and other factors make a plant’s entrance into life a journey like no other. That being said, when fruit begins to grow and herbs are plentiful, one cannot help but feel relief and joy. The Hub Garden Project is on a brink of a grand abundance. Despite the challenges of the rain and weeds, the garden is filled with abundant harvest. Coming this Thursday The Hub Garden Project will be hosting a cooking project using the harvest. On the menu is ratatouille flatbread pizza using eggplant, peppers, summer squash, and herbs from the garden. In addition, participants will be making salad with fresh greens and ranch dressing with fresh herbs from the garden. Considering it is barely the second week in July, The Hub Garden Project is elated about the results of this years experiment.
E-mail TheHubGarden@gmail.com with any questions. Come get involved!