A variety of annual vegetables are planted in the beds each year, with the aim of show-casing good-tasting varieties that grow well in Dane County and the surrounding area. This year the team will plant two tasting beds filled with a variety of vegetables that visitors can pick and taste straight out of the garden. The remaining beds will be planted in a more traditional manner and contain new and trial varieties. Team members will maintain these research beds and harvest the produce directly. Some produce will be placed in a tasting basket for visitors to take and enjoy. Excess produce will be donated to local food pantries.
Major plans for the Edibles Garden include a new cold frame, a hoop house to extend the growing season, and a (demonstration) drip irrigation system. In addition the team will improve labeling in the garden, revamp the herb spiral, and introduce a container garden demonstration project. Team leaders will organize a series of mini hands-on workshops to help all team members become more knowledgeable and comfortable with vegetable gardening tasks.
To join the Edibles Garden team, contact Karen Allenstein. 2018 team members include:
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