Summer is here and the plants in our Window Farm have all really grown since the end of finals. It’ll only be a little while longer until we can start harvesting the leaves.
Also, if you’re on campus for the summer, come join us in the garden (located next to president’s house) every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome and we would love the help!
Sarah has been bugging me for a time about posting this image that shows clever companion planting. Please forgive the blurriness. We promise to post citation information soon.
Sunday we gathered in the garden for a fencing and grilling party. I picked up ten sweet potatoes, eight zucchini, one head of garlic and four loaves of bread. Lighting the coals with a bed of straw and rolled newspaper, we grilled to feed our hard-working crew. In the small bed by the shed, Sarah strung up the raspberries. Her take on trellising is that the berries will do it themselves if left to themselves. Since we lost most of last summer’s growth to the vicious deer infestation, the primary focus of this garden party was building the fence. Pounding double-welded unistrut (heavy steel beams) using a sledghammer borrowed from Jose Luis’ ecology lab, we discovered that you really need a good deal of leverage to sink fenceposts. Hopefully we can keep out the ravaging deer!
The compost tour was a frightening deafening event. Out across the Crum, we encountered massive steaming piles of shredded leaves. Witness the Scarab!
We’re ready to start adding nutrients to the soil!
Here it is, the master plan–every plot, row, and seed accounted for in vibrant graphical detail. Up is north.
Garden Plan 2010