The Latest Dirt - July 2023
News From Our Garden
By Janet Miller
Even though we just passed over the summer solstice, ushering in our warmest season, it feels like Spring has just begun. With the record–breaking rainfall, which we are grateful for, our garden beds were way too soggy to work at the normal time.
We’ve been happy to harvest and deliver to our friends at Monument Crisis Center a truckload of the onions we planted in February, along with crates and crates of citrus and apricots.
The other project of note is the Family Bed, the single 100–square–foot–bed we plant to demonstrate what is possible in a small family garden. Shelley Christianson, Suzanne Miller and the team are doing an amazing job using interplanting and vertical planting to squeeze in dozens of varieties of vegetables. We have many visitors to the garden who are inspired to get more from their own gardens when they see what is possible in our Family Bed!