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What do you do if you if you live in an apartment and want to grow some of your own fresh food? Our friends at Wasatch Community Garden’s wrote on their Facebook page, “Community Garden Plots for 2013 are Available!!! If you have been interested in gardening at one of our community gardens, now is the time to apply. Plots are available at Cannon Greens, Sugar House Community Garden, Magna Community Garden, and our soon-to-be West Valley Community Garden.”
Here’s a list from Squidoo.com, of all places, of what we can be planting indoors right now for our early spring garden – this is for us zone 5 people. For other zones, adjust up or down a few weeks. So, what spring seeds will you be bringing to the swap? Be sure to rsvp on our events page…
First Week of January
Leek can be started indoors, from seed, in the beginning of the month of January and transplanted outdoors to the vegetable garden 8 weeks later. Usually, this is done in March as soon as the ground can be worked. Leek is a warm and cold weather crop, so it can continue to be successively planted throughout the summer. Some varieties of leek take up to 120 days to mature, so to ensure it can be harvest in time, leek should be planted directly in the garden no later than July 15th.
Celery can be started indoors, from seed, in the middle of January. The celery will be ready to transplant out to the garden 6 weeks later. As with leek, this is usually done in early March, as soon as the ground can be worked.
“What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
Pam Warhurst cofounded Incredible Edible, an initiative in Todmorden, England dedicated to growing food locally by planting on unused land throughout the community.”