Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 Getting Started

Even though it's still cold and a tiny bit snowy out (the blizzard fizzled earlier this week), we're getting started on the 200 Foot Garden already.  Last week, Tracy and I ordered seeds (for the 200 Foot Garden, plus our other garden projects) from the High Mowing Seed Company.  They're already here. 

We won't start everything from seed, we might end up buying some seedlings or get some plants donated.  This year we're expanding what we're growing--doubling the number of plants, actually--by adding a row of vegetables between the sidewalk and the fence.  These will be shorter, obvious pick-me kinds of vegetables, like peppers, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, and some herbs.

I also had a terrific meeting with a friend this afternoon.  She's interested in working on the project as a whole, and especially in serving as outreach/volunteer coordinator.  I'll announce more details on this as the situation develops, but it should help a lot as we try to get more people involved from the neighboring apartment building and the rest of the neighborhood.  Plus we're talking about some ideas I have for possibly expanding farther down the fence, and maybe to other sites within Brookline.  Lots and lots to think about.  Luckily, we have time before it's time to start planting.

I don't mind winter, but the thought of getting started growing makes me especially eager for spring.  And I know it'll be here soon.