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 15, 2010
First Green Bean Harvest
Last year, we planted four rows of green beans and only 2 of those really produced. Two of the rows, which saw afternoon shade and morning sun, thrived while the other rows only grew a couple of beans. This year, we planted in a different location and packed the bed with rows. Rows are only 8 inches apart with plants about 4 inches apart. This years plants, a blue lake bush variety, are twice the height of last years and are also much bushier. As we peeled the plants apart from one another this morning, the beans were quick to show themselves hanging from most the plants. Today, we picked our first crop of the beans and it weighed in at about 13 ounces.