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.
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.