in.stalling the garden
Things are off to a great start at the in.gredients store garden! We completed the hugelkultur beds and planted some tomatoes, basil, hot peppers, sweet peppers, purple tomatillos, zucchini, Thai golden melon, okra, marigolds, and Hopi pale gray squash (a nearly-extinct squash variety native to southwest Texas).
Though the hugelkultur beds are just over a week old, they’re already doing a great job holding in moisture. We only had to water once last week. As the wood under the beds breaks down, it creates a sponge-like reservoir, so in a year or two we should only have to water every 3-4 weeks!
Thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and to Urban Patchwork for their hard work! We couldn’t have done this project without you guys.
Stay tuned for more garden updates!