Growing in the Twin Cities with Backyard Harvest

Building a sustainable (and delicious) urban food system – one yard at a time

The First Planting May 2, 2009

[[photo by: WontonBrutality]]

We got plants today! Our farmer, Stefan, stopped by this afternoon to install the irrigation system and first round of seedlings and plants. Most of the neighborhood stopped by at some point or another to see what we were up to with all of the hay and watering and layout plans and little seedlings. It’s very exciting and there should be another round of plantings this week as more things get ready for transplanting.

In this batch, Stefan planted:

  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Leaf lettuces
  • Spicy lettuce mix
  • Leeks
  • Peas
  • Cabbage
  • Spinach

We’re going to be meeting with Stefan later this week to work out where our journal will go, what we should be keeping an eye out for, and how we’d like to handle harvesting. Our farmer has been amazing – he’s really fun and wants to make sure that we know what’s going on. He even answered every single one of my many, many questions. Thanks Stefan!

– Lisa in Kingfield

The full collection of pictures for this project is over on Flickr.


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