In 2009, a group of Planners working for Provo City decided to transform the underutilized planting beds on the south side of the city campus into a flourishing urban garden. The garden is now in its sixth year. Volunteering their time, the planners have able to grow and donate over 2000 lbs of fresh produce to a local food bank.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
On July 5th, we took our first beets out of the ground. We weren't able to pick all of them since some had clearly not grown enough, however, the ones we did pick were decent sized and were ready to be pulled. We grew the cylindra variety, which have more of a cylinder shape rather than the bulb shaped Detroit varieties. We will likely plant another couple of rows of Detroit Dark Reds to ensure a fall harvest. 8 pounds of beets in total.