The Vegetable Garden demonstrates how to achieve maximum design impact and vegetable production in small urban spaces.
The north fence is planted with strawberries, snap peas and other climbers and also supports an espaliered Asian Pear tree.
Pots throughout the Vegetable Garden contain everything from colorful chard and sunflowers to unusual plants such as cotton and sorghum. Vegetables grow over our cattle panel arch.
Raised beds in the central portion provide well-drained areas for all kinds of vegetables. The plant selection changes continually as the seasons progress, from spring lettuce through summer tomatoes.
Chemical fertilizers and sprays are not used; we rely instead on the planting of disease and insect-resistant varieties and other techniques such as releasing beneficial insects like Ladybugs.
Linnaeus Gardeners love to share their knowledge. There are always volunteers in the Garden who will be happy to show you around and answer your questions.
Mulch is used extensively to conserve water and act as soil enrichment. Linnaeus Gardeners add cotton hull mulch to a raised bed.
The growing medium in our beds is mostly mushroom compost which has been further enriched with compost from our on-site recycling bins Find them in the back north-east corner.