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

Mulching Efficiently to Get Out of the Heat

The walkways between the squash beds have been weeded. Gardeners laid down cardboard and covered it with hay. That will suppress weeds and give the winter squash a supportive surface to ripen on.

The heat is doing a number on our snap peas and snow peas, as you can see on the left. But look at these pole bean vines! A delicious bounty is almost here.