Van Cleve Vegetable Beds

posted Jul 5, 2010, 1:47 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 6, 2010, 9:28 AM by Stephanie Hankerson ]
The vegetable beds in Van Cleve park are coming along nicely.  These beds provide the school age kids who use the park with fresh vegetables and a chance to learn about gardening.  Last week we added a layer of hay on top of the soil.  The hay will act as a mulch, keeping the soil from drying out as fast and reducing the need to water so frequently.  Since we used hay it will break down fairly fast and won't need to be removed before planting seeds again next spring.                                                                                                        

The tomatoes are coming along surprisingly fast.  Some look like they are about to turn color already.  The Black Krim tomatoes, from the Bailey's Nursery donation, are looking particularly good.  When they ripen, these will be a very nice park purple color.