After John introduced everyone to the garden and described the tasks that we had planned for the day, he unveiled two pies that he had made using rhubarb from the garden. These pies approached the limits of rhubarb density possible in baked goods.
|The Ginkgo Rhubarb Pie|
|Digging up Persephone, our larger fig tree|
|Uncovering Kore, our smaller fig. We shroud the figs in gardening cloth.|
We transplanted the kale seedlings from the flats to our raised beds. After transplanting, we covered our beds with hoop houses: a number of kale pests (including flea beetles) had reached the point in their season when they lay eggs, and we wanted to try to prevent infestation.
We finished up by watering all of the beds and setting up pea trellises.
Thanks to the efforts of our volunteers, the garden was well prepared for the 2015 growing season.
|Weeding the beds in preparation for seedlings|
|Installing hoops for the hoophouses|
|Beds covered with hoophouses|
|Cat's cradle pea trellising|