Week 4: May 31

Topics:

  • Compost!
  • Assigning individual beds

Summary of week’s activities:

  • Added 6 buckets of compost to each bed

With Monday’s class being cancelled we had a lot of work to do on Thursday! The class worked hard distributing a huge pile of compost throughout all of the beds. We used 5 gallon buckets to measure out the compost so that it was evenly distributed, about 6 buckets for each bed. We then used wide toothed forks to turn the compost into the soil and gardeners used rakes to level out the beds. It is always beneficial to add compost to a garden to add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Here is a website to read up more on why compost and organic matter are important in the garden: http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/organic-matter

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You can see the color difference between the dark rich compost and the soil that was previously in the garden

Other exciting garden updates for the week:

The radishes are up and the strawberries are ripening!

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