Our goal is to build a vegetable garden to teach the public and possibly share the fruits of our labor with our community.
Our team leader, Bill Conyers has staked out the future garden. We will have over 2,000 sq ft to plant.
* Commercial raised bed 4’ x 8’
* Timber framed raised bed 4’ x 8’
* Soiled banked raised bed 3’ x 10’
* Asparagus 3’ x 10’
* Patio area 4’ x 8’
* Traditional row planting 20’ x 60’
* Special display 12’ x 11’
* Expanded berry area 15’ x 38’
We will show a variety of vegetable beds: raised beds - timber and soil, container, and manufactured beds with special features.
There will be vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers. The next few weeks will involve a lot of physical labor and a lot of discussion about what and how many seeds to buy and start. I am sure everyone has their seed catalogs dog eared and marked.
Of course the day started cold and windy. 9 brave souls showed up and dove right in. Old branches were removed and taken to a compost facility. The old wooden beds were torn down, new beds outlined with paint, existing perennials dug up and potted for the plant sale, or heeled into a distant bed for future use.
Coffee and donuts were dropped off by our Demo Garden Co-Chair, Cyndy :)
|Old raised beds|
|Removing old beds|
|Beds staked and labeled|
|Fruit and Berries|
|We saved a lot of the old perennials for future use|
Also in the works is a new Children's Garden
|Adjacent Children's Garden|
Involved in this project are experienced Master Gardeners, new MGs and interns. We will all learn from each other and have a great time while we are at it.
University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener and other programs are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, gender, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, or national origin.