Monday, July 23, 2012

Wagner Farm's Demo Plot in the Community Garden

posted by Jen

Several weeks ago, the Wagner Farm camp kids helped to clear weeds and plant seeds in Wagner Farm's Demo Plot. The Demo Plot is a space for showcasing gardening techniques and ideas, and the kids had a lot of fun planting beans around the bike wheel trellis and creating a checkerboard with different colored lettuce. We're also showcasing different mulching techniques: using flowers as a "living mulch" versus using thick cardboard "paper". So far, the tomatoes, peppers and eggplant like both techniques very well!