Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Step 6 - Adding Alfalfa Meal and the First Plants

The garden is almost ready for prime-time, just a few finishing touches needed.

First, on the recommendation of a local master gardener, we bought (ouch) a 25 lb bag of alfalfa meal, which is high in Nitrogen content. The bag says to mix 5-10 lbs per 100 sqft. We sprinkled it liberally over the area where the tomatoes, herbs and strawberries are destined to be planted and mixed it in about 2-3 inches deep.

From Chabot Terrace Community Garden

We also employed a little child labor: namely Aladdin and Cinderella!

From Chabot Terrace Community Garden

The first plants were then added: tomatoes, strawberries and beneficial insect attracting flowers.

From Chabot Terrace Community Garden

Next Step - finishing the twine and building the cuke/zuke trellis!

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