Check out photos from our first garden workday of the year (May 11, 2013). Plenty of sunshine, hard work, and smiling faces!
Carol Anne Kret (white hat) learning how to work her very first garden plot by NOT turning soil. Instead, after applying a layer of compost, she aerated with her garden fork and twisted. The compost bits fell into the soil as she twisted the fork. “Turning’’ kills beneficial microbes by exposing them to the sun and air.
Cyndi Schwandt (blue shirt) working her cover crop of red clover into the soil after cutting root and leaf into small pieces with scissors. Note her robust garlic crop!
Amanda and Christopher Comstock, and little Aspen Troy, with their lush garden plot. Christopher has planted chives, common sage, dianthus and thyme amongst his cover crop of perennial red clover. He has invited dynamic accumulators dandelion and comfrey to help his crops.
Mary Mealing has been with the gardens since the first dig. Last year, she discover that rainbow chard winters over (it is perennial) and grows very well in our climate. She had enough for her, her resident gopher and her neighbors and still didn’t harvest it all! One of her secrets is the worm tea she makes herself from her own bins at her house.
Welcome to the 2013 gardening season! Summit Community Gardens has some plots available for lease this year.
Click here to access the 2013 plot request form. The form also includes garden information and guidelines for the 2013 growing season. Complete details are available in the request form, but here are some key dates to keep in mind:
-- May 1, 2013 Plot Request Form Due
-- May 7, 2013 Plot Requesters Notified on Status of Request
-- May 20, 2013 Plot Rental Fee ($55) and Deposit ($25) Due
**Note: all plotholders will also be required to sign a waiver (details here)**
Existing Plotholders: did you have a plot at Summit Community Gardens in 2012 and are just looking to renew? Click here for the renewal form.
Summit Community Gardens growing plots on a typical beautiful day in Park City