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

So Much Green for 4th of July

This gardener is surrounded by beets to the right, mint at lower left, and potatoes in the background. In the lower right, it’s impossible to tell this early what flowers are coming up. That row is growing aster, Salpiglossis, snapdragons, Helenium, Heliopsis (false sunflower or sneezeweed!), burning hearts & bleeding hearts. Could flowers be any more dramatic?
Snap peas are exploding with ripe deliciousness! At this point in the season, we can hardly put a dent in them. We harvest peas and other crops to share fresh, local, organic food with our neighbors in Central Vermont, some of whom might not otherwise have access.
It’s replanting delicata day again. Small critters have been munching the plants. Delicatas are thriving in other beds, so we’ll have to keep an eye on these babies. The winter squash crop is a long way off. We harvest them just before the first frost.