The Garden at 485 Elm
People growing together:
a collaborative community garden in Montpelier, Vermont

View from within the garden: Good question

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Here’s a glimpse into the workings of a collaborative c052615 Watering chartommunity garden.

The gardeners at 485 Elm ask good questions. And if one gardener has a question, it’s a good bet others have the same question.

Here are a few from this week:

  1. Do people’s names in boxes on the watering chart mean t052615 Covered rows4hat’s who watered there, or are people staking out the work they plan to do?  When a gardener finishes a task (such as watering a particular bed), they write their name in the box.
  2. Do I uncover the garden fabric in order to water the covered rows?  Water right through the row cover. Hold the hose sprayer on the plants about 1/3 longer than you normally would.
  3. The hose sprayed as much water on me as on the beds — is it broken?  If water sprays out around the side of the nozzle, ensure the nozzle is screwed tightly onto the hose.