Will It Grow? Will It Not? Find Out Here!
By GERRY BARKER
North Palm Beach Life
Published Nov. 21, 2021.
When the Village of North Palm Beach announced their new Community Garden, Pam and I were anxious to learn more. As condo dwellers for the last 15 years, our gardening efforts were confined to the occasional pot on our terrace. And those unlucky plants usually had a short lifespan.
So here was this great opportunity to see if our thumbs could be green again, or were permanently brown.
We, along with about two dozen of our fellow citizens, met to tour the new garden space at Osborne Park on Saturday morning. There were 14 raised beds, and we were encouraged to claim one and get busy.
Pam stepped up to the plate and put our bid in for half of one bed (let's start small and see where this goes). So that's our garden on the right: 7A.
Not wanting to waste any time, we hustled over to Lowe's and after careful consideration, bought three varieties of tomatoes, two kinds of peppers, sweet basil, romaine lettuce (Pam took a flyer) and some flowers for a little color. We threw in some garden gloves, a make-shift trowel (not easy to find, by the way) and a festive holiday sign (Pam's idea) and we were all set.
We arrived back at Osborne Park Sunday morning and surprise, looks like we'll be the first to plant. We found out pretty quickly we wouldn't need our trowel -- the soil is Grade A and easy to work with.
We measured off half the bed and went to work. Less than 30 minutes later, the planting was complete, almost. We did save a row for some sweet peppers and possibly some onions.
In the coming days and weeks, we'll keep you updated on our progress. Who knows? Opening a produce stand could be in our future! Stay tuned!
So here was this great opportunity
to see if our thumbs could be
green again, or were permanently brown.