I’ve gotten together with a group of gardener friends who have free time since we can’t do much of anything now. There likely won’t be any food shortages due to the corona virus, but there is always a need for fresh vegetables. We have found a nice piece of land that will be loaned to us. We’ll grow food crops and donate our produce to local food pantries. We plan to donate mostly to the Natick and Framingham pantries.
I don’t know how we’ll get everything done yet. We’re working it out as we go. But I’m the major seedling provider, so I am busy!! Busy doing my favorite things. Sowing, watering, thinning, tending, up potting, watching plants grow, etc. My hoop house is filling up fast.
The first seedlings I started for our Donation Garden were onions back in February. I wasn’t sure at that time that we’d get our project going, but I planted lots anyway. Next I stated up the brassicas. Lots of broccoli, cabbages and kale. Yesterday a transplanted many of the barassicas into bigger pots and moved them to my hoophouse.
Tomatoes are next on my list for sowing. It’s always exciting to get the tomatoes going!!! I can almost taste the sweet juicy fruit as I plant!
Here’s my planting list:
|Common Name||Variety||2020 Date planted||2020 date up potted||No. of plants|
|Cauliflower||Purple of Sicily||8-Mar||10|
|Spinach||Monstrueux De Viroflay||18-Mar||60|
|Swiss Chard||Orange Oriole||18-Mar||12|
|Swiss Chard||Bright Lights||18-Mar||24|