PROGRESS ON TURLE ISLAND

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We once again had the pleasure of joining Traditional Cultivator Audrey Logan at the Dufferin school community garden to check on the progress of Turtle Island.  You may remember the garden design as a representation of the First Nations creation story. http://www.naturesperfectplantfood.com/2012/05/14/turtle-island/   The 13 mounds planted with corn, bean and squash have sprouted nicely.  The seeds were soaked before planting and sprouted in 10 days to 2 weeks.  In the photo you can see sprouting radishes planted between the mounds.  Another protection for the garden is the placement of our Sunflowers,  they are planted along the West side of the garden.  These sturdy sisters will provide a wind block.    The common sence employed by these cultivation methods never cease to impress.  Not only practical they represent the whole natural web of life with each member fulfilling a vital role.

One Response to PROGRESS ON TURLE ISLAND

  1. Audrey Logan says:

    we planted the squash seeds per moon cycle and they were up before the ones planted on may 26th. we will be weeding the mound tomorrow

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