Friday, November 14, 2014

It's a Food-for-all!!

Fenceline planting project, 2015 season. For the last 4 or 5 years I have been trying to bring purpose to the under utilized area along the north fence line at Eco Gardens. One year aaI had minor success with popcorn and pumpkins, but for the most part the projects have been a bust. The reasons? Not enough advanced preparation and not enough seasonA6long love. The area is heavily populated with invasive plant an like buttercup and comfrey, it is out of normal watering range, and I have always had other projects going that took my time and attention. This season I am hoping to change all that. My goal is to prepare and plant this area with crops for all the gardeners. Summer squash will be one of the main crops. Most gardeners want summer squash and we all plant some in our plots. It does well, takes up a third of our space, and then produces more than we need. By not free up individual plot space by having q community squash patch?  In