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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!

Happy hugelkultur tomatoes

Urban Patchwork‘s working on completing the wicking beds. When they’re done, we’ll have an additional 100 sqft of water-conscious gardening space.

Urban Patchwork's Paige Hill building a wicking bed out of reclaimed pallet wood and billboard tarps.

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!

Written by lwelker

April 26, 2012 at 4:21 pm

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  1. […] some of you know, our store garden‘s a part of Urban Patchwork’s Cherrywood CSA, serving our neighborhood. Produce grown […]

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