As part of the Victory Garden Challenge, I offered to mentor five gardeners through building their first vegetable gardens. Now that the gardening season is under way for all of them, I thought I’d bring you an update.
Gardener #1 lives in Texas, and so far she’s been chasing down wood for raised beds and a handyman to set them up. Haven’t heard from you in a while, A…care to update us?
Gardener #2 lives in Arkansas, and so far she’s built her first 4’x8′ raised bed and populated it with tomatoes, squash, beans, and onions! Woohoo! Our gal loooooves her squash, but I had to talk her into thinning down to just one each of zucchini, crookneck, and spaghetti squash, lest they take over her yard and swallow her family and new dog. 🙂
Gardener #3 lives in Boston, and is doing a combination of raised bed and container gardening. The wood for the beds is in place, the dirt pick-up is being organized, and the planters are in the mail!
Gardener #4 lives in Tennessee, and she’s lined up a nice set of big recycled containers to hold lettuce, potatoes, radishes, chard…the list goes on and on! See pics and details at her new gardening blog, View From the Garden Gate.
Gardener #5 lives in Michigan, and she’s been planting resumes and watering her job prospects, so most of her gardening so far this year has been her existing herbs and flowers. Keep your fingers crossed as she learns more about where her roots will be next year!
And a bonus gardener #6, also in Michigan, has built two 4’x8′ beds. One has been filled with dirt, radishes, peas, lettuce, and spinach. She’s in the process of moving dirt from the driveway where it was delivered to the second bed, which will have beans and tomatoes and other yet-to-be-determined delicousness.