January 11, 2016

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Winter Urban Garden: First checkin

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Dateline: 2015-12-07

It’s been about a week and a half since the winter garden was planted and things are looking fairly good. The plants were watered twice in the intervening time and also got a little extra from some much needed rain. There isn’t a ton to report since it’s been such a short amount of time, but nothing is dead (yet). Overall the GreenStalk makes for a tower of nature greenery in an otherwise concrete city. It is a surprisingly awesome sight to behold every time one looks out on the patio.

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Above is a close up of a lettuce and a strawberry plant. While the lettuce does have some unhealthy leaves on it (it hadn’t been trimmed back yet), most of it is looking very solid. Provided that no critters get to the leaves, I expect to have a very tasty salad out of this. As for the strawberries, I’m very excited. The fruit were already in progress when planted, but they’re continuing to ripen and will probably be edible in not too long. Typically strawberries aren’t winter plants, but there are some varieties that do well with mild winters.