Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Great screened kitchen garden

by Teresa Mellish

On our way back from visiting schools last week, we stopped at a screened kitchen garden owned by a Muchui member.  We had spotted it on the way to the school because the white plastic mulch was noticable from the road.

The tomatoes were mulched with co-extruded plastic mulch which reduces the water evaporation and the weeds.  The garden also included onions, green peppers and swisss chard.  Outside there was zucchini and sweet potatoes.

Jennifer bought some tomatoes, chard, zucchini and green peppers  to take home for our supper.

The owner said that the garden had changed her life because  she had vegetables to eat and money to spend. 

We were impressed that her tomatoes did not have blight- and other tomatoes that we had seen in the area were blighted.

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