How Does Your Garden Grow?
In April Transition Services learners began spring cleaning the yard at the Railton House. After all had been cleared and tidied it was decided that we would try our hands at an organic garden this summer.
The appropriate location of the beds were discussed and decided. Vegetable and fruit varieties were excitedly exchanged. Soil types were discussed and then plans were made!
The vegetable boxes that the Transition Services learners at Railton House decided to use are repurposed from a filler metal company. They are hinged for easy transport and possible stacking in the future. The organic vegetable soil was obtained from The Ground Up. Kevin and Jacob worked hard to lay cardboard first in the garden boxes to deter weeds and to attract earthworms and then they filled them in with beautiful organic soil.
At Buchannan’s nursery Jacob and Kevin decided to choose a couple varieties of tomatoes and peppers along with strawberries, basil, cucumbers, and a watermelon. Travis and Alex planted organic kale seeds from Whole Foods. A few purple flowers were planted to attract bees. The trellis for the cucumbers has been constructed of a repurposed vase stand, twigs, and a bright red ball for artistic flair!