WWOOFing Part 11: Planting at the Grundy County Community Garden

It’s finally planting time at the community garden! We’ve begun by planting two pounds of curly top mustards, which will be ready to harvest in about 45 days, directly in the ground and a few of the raised beds. In our planting process we raked the soil that had been tilled last year, broadcast our seed, followed up with more raking, and then watered. Easy peasy. Mustards are easy to grow and don’t require any special attention so we didn’t even have to add compost.

Me raking, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Me raking, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan raking in raised beds, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan raking in raised beds, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan broadcasting mustard seeds, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan broadcasting mustard seeds, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan watering after planting, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

Jonathan watering after planting, Grundy County Community Garden, White City, Tennessee

As you may be able to tell from the pictures, the day Jonathan and I were out there planting was just perfect weather-wise. The garden, as I may have mentioned, is located on the SAA Ranch in White City, a recovery program that includes equine therapy. It’s a beautiful piece of property and I feel lucky to be able to work outside in the midst of such a lovely place.

SAA Ranch, White City, Tennessee

SAA Ranch, White City, Tennessee

SAA Ranch, White City, Tennessee

SAA Ranch, White City, Tennessee

Old Tractor at SAA Ranch, White City, Tennessee

Old Tractor at SAA Ranch, White City, Tennessee