Fenton Friday: Feeling Fresh

Emerging pea shoot

Our last Fenton Friday post was mid-November when a freeze pretty much ended what was left in our community garden plot. It was a long, cold winter with a few dips into polar vortex temps, but the plot is cleared and things are looking good for the coming season. There is still a fair bit of weeding to do, which I hope to complete this weekend.

Returning from last year are Garlic and Asparagus.

Newly planted from seed by the magazine interns are three different kinds of Peas and three different Lettuce varieties. We are building wire rabbit barriers for protecting both crops – we have temporary ones right now as the seedlings emerge.

I plan to add in Radish and Carrot seeds in the next few days and to renew my Strawberry patch, which seems to have all petered out.


What is growing in your edible garden this week?

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I’ll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I’m plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 7th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting “Fenton” into the Search box above.

Lettuce under bunny barrier

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