I ordered our potential harvest for the on site garden at the Boston Pre Release Center. So many wonderful things …. flower and vegetable seeds, seedlings, bulbs, tubers and bare roots. Here is a list of but a few: tomatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, carrots, brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, lettuce, cucumbers, squash, roses, salvia, dahlias, zinnias, peonies, cosmos and more.
We will start from seed in March or April and plant bulbs and others as the ground provides warmth. We want to grow enough for the men to enjoy and enough to give away to visitors and perhaps to the local food initiative.
I took this picture (as well as the header above) from THE STANDARD CYCLOPEDIA OF HORTICULTURE, by L. H. Bailey, published in 1927. It inspired me to try potatoes in the garden for the first time. The caption reads, “Men at harvest in the potato country.”