My friend Emily and I spent the afternoon getting my plot at the community garden into shape, since there’s an inspection tomorrow and I want to start planting cold-resistant plants later this month. We did a LOT of weeding, and we emptied the compost out of the bin (thanks to the warm winter, almost the entire bin was full of beautiful compost!) and spread it out over the soil. I also weeded the path around the plot and put fresh mulch down on it. It looks TONS better, and once I’m back from PantheaCon next week I’m going to turn the soil and start planting. 

There’s already a bunch of beets from last year; the bigger ones I can harvest greens from, at least, but there are some smaller seedlings in a row that overwintered that I can transplant throughout the garden for more room to grow as it gets warmer. You can also see the GIANT celery tops–the plants didn’t want to grow much stalk, but the leaves will make tasty salads and soups. There are a few kale plants that overwintered, and a couple of seedlings that popped up too, so more salad there. A few onions survived, though I expect they’ll go to seed once it gets warmer–I can eat the tops, at least, in the meantime. And in the front corner you can see a volunteer chard that just decided to make itself at home. The strawberries had to be seriously cut back, but I’m hoping to get a few little berries from them and the little blueberry bushes. 


I also dug out the decorative paving stone Emily gave me when I first got this plot; it was half-buried in soil, mulch, and strawberry runners. Nice to see it again!

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