I mentioned in my Irish Supper post that we would be sharing our supper with some other families and planting potatoes the same day for a corporate garden. I thought I would take a moment to share with you the awesomeness of this little community garden my friend Char planned out.
This is her detailed plan row by row. Let me just tell you, I am soooo glad SHE is the one planning this, because just looking at this chart boggles my poor little brain!
On Wednesday, we only planted cold crops. Into the ground went potatoes, broccoli, onions, a few heads of lettuce, and kohlrabi. But, first we had to do some prep work.
Rows had to be staked:
Watering systems had to be put together:
Potato cages had to be assembled (this was a new concept to me and something Char researched long and hard. I’m anxious to see how it works!)
After the prep work came lots of planting and fun! The children had a blast…all 14 of them!
The most awesome part about 3 moms and 14 children working in the garden was that as one set of children pooped out on us, the next set was ready to go. It stayed fresh and lively and happy for all involved!
So, if you’d love to have a garden, but are worried about the work involved, why not consider gathering up a bunch of friends (or finding a friend with a garden plot already) and forming a community garden?! It’s a wonderful (and frugal) way to share resources and bounty!