The High Street Veterans Community Garden started three years ago in the High Street Veterans Public Housing Apartments. With advice and funding obtained by Bountiful Brookline and support of the Brookline Housing Authority, volunteers without previous gardening experience turned a brick and concrete terrace into a lush, productive garden that now serves 10 families. In this column HSVCG volunteers share step-by-step what they do each month to grow food in their garden at the top of the steps.
It's been extremely wet this Spring, with bursts of warmth and sunshine. This is good for the startup of the garden, bringing up an abundance of growth--early lettuces, kale and spinach are all ready to harvest and eat now. Weediness is a challenge in this weather however. My advice is to weed your garden every twelve hours.