With either seeds or seedlings, and a layer of mulch added on top to keep the water in and the weeds out, my food plants grew quite heartily. Brussels sprouts and tomato plants are in the picture below:
And those beds produced fantastic food such as this broccoli:
So, Milwaukeeans, would you like to grow some of your very own food at your house? You can! The Victory Garden Initiative is dedicated to installing as many new food-producing gardens as possible throughout the Milwaukee area. We are now organizing teams of people to build beds in all corners of town. I’m helping head up the south side/Bay View team. We’ll have people on the north, west, east, and south sides, making gardens for people in houses, apartments, and condos. You can sign up to get a garden (sliding scale, $0 to $100), or just to help out.
The Blitz is in less than two weeks. And I know from last year that it will be a great experience!