Last week we had our first garden group meetings, one on Tuesday, and one on Wednesday. There were only four of us at each meeting, but it made things that much more fun. It gave us a chance to get to know each other as we weeded, planted, and admired our growing plants. We now have an entire box devoted to watermelon, which I can’t imagine anyone complaining about. The peppers are starting to show themselves, the jalapenos get bigger and more beautiful every time I see them, and the tomato plants continue to twist and climb around their supportive stakes. Just as exciting is the hose that was installed last week, which means we don’t have to lug full watering cans back from Campion in ninety-five degree weather. Hopefully we will see more plants growing in the next few weeks, and will have a decent harvest by the end of the summer. But even if we don’t, we are having fun with this new experiment, and it is a chance for us to really earn what we are going to consume.
This post was submitted by Megan Carlucci, summer intern in the sustainability office.