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May 7th Garden Work Day: Planting Wilcocks Commons

May 15, 2013

On May 7th, Dig In! volunteers got together on a beautiful warm spring day to seed and transplant seedlings in the Wilcocks commons planters.

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Bonnie and Andrea transplant bee balm seedlings into the Wilcocks commons planters.

Volunteers previously mixed compost in the planters so the soil was nutritious and ready to be seeded.

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The planters were filled with a variety of veggies, herbs, berries and edible flowers. Each planter has its own plan, and each planter was planted with companion plants to ensure maximum growth and yields.

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Marieme transplants corn into the planter. Pole beans and squash were planted around the corn for “three sisters” companion planting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(agriculture)

The Willcocks planters are sure to look great are will be overflowing with Nasturtium, Calendula, Marigolds, Bee Balm, Borage, Thyme, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Tomato, Sunflower, Cucumber, Dill, White Clover, Echinacea, German Chamomile,Chives, Carrots, Flax Ground Cherry, Thyme, Sage, Parsley, Basil, Tomato, Rainbow Chard, Rainbow Kale, Sage, Corn, Pole Bean, Squash, White Clover, and Borage.

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