Slow Spring, Pretty Garden

2015 spring planting began in earnest in April and May and we saw plants, from newly seeded, to annuals, returning perennials, fall bulbs, wintered over greens and even some volunteers start growing up through the soil. The cool weather has hindered some flowering for peas but they started stretching themselves, while other roots and shoots appeared throughout late April and into May.

Here’s a short photo tour of the early plants of Children’s Garden at Campos and a preview of what we are planning to be a big step up in gardening and food programming for youth at the garden. In an upcoming post, we’ll show you a map of the garden’s plants, and highlight the new project in the garden, an herb spiral, which we will build with the help of the Boys Club of New York.

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Lettuce peeking out of straw bales
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Asian braising mix
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New trellis for climbing peas
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Peas starting to look for a place to climb
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Peas!
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Garlic planted last fall with wintered-over plants
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Herbs recovering from a rough winter
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Asparagus plants — countdown to year 3 harvest begins!

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