In our continuing effort to provide the freshest, highest quality, most local produce possible, Food Conspiracy Co-op is very excited to be moving forward with the establishment of our urban micro farm. The garden installation has begun! So far, 20 of the 24 beds have been dug. They are 3′ wide x 25′ long x 2’deep, giving us a growing area of 1800 square feet.
A soil test showed that while our native soil is safe to grow produce, it is severely lacking in organic matter. To improve the soil, we brought in 40 cubic yards of soil/compost blend from Tanks, and another 30 cubic yards of compost from the UA Compost Cats.
On February 17, we set up irrigation and planted five of the beds. Currently in the ground are: lettuce, spinach, chard, beets, carrots, and radishes. Ten days later, here are the radishes and lettuce!
In the upcoming weeks, we will continue to work on preparing the remaining beds for planting and getting summer crops in the ground. We will keep you posted!