chancegardner's Ball Vegetable Plot garden
Garden Type: Vegetable | Sun: Full Sun | Soil: Loam | Established: 2010
My employer has alotted plots for those who wish to garden in their employee garden.
This is my ~10×10 plot. This is the first year this area has been used to grow vegetables. Before, it was all turf.
On approximately April 10, we planted the garden.
I created seed strips of lettuce and spinach and laid those out. (I really like this approach for small seeds!)
We sowed (indoors) Romaine & Broccoli a few weeks earlier (not sure of the date when we started the seeds. These were transplanted into this garden at the same time as the seed strips were set out. The primary photo shows the plot (edged with broccoli). You may not see the extra romaine, but we also planted a head of romaine between each broccoli plant. As we harvest those, the broccoli will get more growing space as they need it.
I am on post-surgery leave right now (5/30/2010), but my husband has been kind enough to water the garden for us while I’m not at work. And he’s brought home about 5 heads of Romaine – yum!
2nd Photo added 6/3/10 – ~ 6 heads of Romaine and an additional pound of assorted greens (& reds)
3rd Photo added 7/10/10- of part of the employee garden. My own plot isn’t so photogenic, since we pulled the remaining bolted lettuce and spinach ~2 weeks ago and planted bush beans. The baby plants are 2-3" high now.
Yesterday, we pulled the broccoli plants. Maybe we’ll sow beets in the empty spaces.
Located in West Chicago, IL, United States, chancegardner's Ball Vegetable Plot garden is an outdoor garden that currently contains 0 plants.This is a Vegetable garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5a. It has mainly Loam soil and receives Full Sun light.
There are no plantings in this garden yet.