Sunlight… and powerful to walk out the door and pick enough collards and tomatoes for supper!
For many city folks, we think about the huge gardens that our grandparents grew (and we weeded) and wonder if we can grow enough in our smaller spaces to feed our families and if we are a first-time gardener, or renting our home, could we or should we start a garden?
Edible Flint prepares garden kits that contain 22 transplants and 8 kinds of seeds – enough for a 20 x 20 garden or maybe three sunny plots of 6 x 8, or big flowerpots as containers. People talk about raised beds but no need to frame it, just prepare your soil and plan the space garden plot needs. Simply read the short descriptor for each plant on space and depth to plant.
Quick “raised beds” allow you to set up and plant right away without years of amending and working your native soil and, if you change homes, it is a gift to the new resident.
There are still a few Kitchen Gardens available (www.edibleflint.org/garden kits or call 810 348-5332 for an order form)…and you will pick up your garden kit on May 21st in Neighborhood Engagement Hub’s parking lot, 3216 M L King.
If you’re tending the garden regularly and harvesting often, you’ve got a kitchen garden!