We had another beautiful day for planting yesterday. We planted a second-round of radish seeds, added a few more lettuce and cabbage seedlings to what we had put in before, and planted first rounds of parsnips, soybeans, salad turnips, and parsley.
Steven watered. Dick weeded. Corinna and Martha thinned our early radish shoots, always a difficult task for tender-hearted gardeners. Susan cleared a plot of winter rye, then planted soybeans at one end, with the help of a young visitor. Elizabeth put in parsley seedlings and a screen to shelter them from too much sun. Several of the guys started in on a watering homunculus that will ring the garden, reduce hose dragging, and bring more flexibility to our watering routines.
The deadline has now passed for signing on for this year’s garden. For the 20 slots available, 15 people paid their $75 and signed up. We’re 10 returnees from last year and 5 new members. If things work out as before, that means we’ll usually have 8 to 12 people working in the garden each Saturday morning and one evening during the week, yet to be decided. Members will also drop by individually when extra watering needs doing or sometimes just to hang out. We welcome visitors whenever one of us is there.