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

Prepping beds, planting corn

2016-05-07 Albert's allium starts.05

Albert tended these allium starts at home for weeks. Today they arrived at the garden for planting this week.

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Albert also made and brought felafel. Between that and the apple crisp just out of the oven, this workday began with robust noshing and chatting.

2016-05-07 Ned & Bernice prep for corn planting.05

Placing markers 12″ apart on both sides of the corn quadrant.

2016-05-07 Ned & John H spread compost on corn bed.26

Adding compost to the quadrant of the corn bed marked for today’s planting. We are doing four corn plantings with two weeks between each. That way it won’t all be ready to pick at the same time.

2016-05-08 1st Corn quadrant planted & labeled.24

Now we wait. And water. A lot.

2016-05-07 Ginny & Laura spread black plastic on brassica beds.33

Covering the rows where brassica will be planted in a few weeks.

2016-05-07 Albert puts coffee bags on brassica beds.56

Coffee bag walkways between the rows where we’ll plant broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts.

2016-05-08 Brassica bed in stripes.31

We like the look.

2016-05-07 John H & Baylen S sunchoke bed2.25

Last year, this was part of the cucumber bed. Now it’s a raised bed these gardens built. Then they added compost, Jerusalem artichoke transplanted from outside the garden fence, and water.

2016-05-08 CA Labeling Jerusalem artichoke bed.03

The Jerusalem artichoke bed is filled, watered, and labeled.