They picked out lots more things than will fit in their tiny plot but we also have the community garden to expand in so I let them choose seeds at will. We decided to make our own seed tapes and because we are doing a quasi-square foot garden we made seed blocks. I marked the paper towel with little pen dots and the girls dotted on glue and added the seeds. I think they turned out great and we won't need to thin anything!
We had our second community garden meeting last night and I was able to get a better read on what everyone wants to grow this year. We had a great group of new members who have some fantastic ideas for the future. Ideas that were tossed around include a permaculture area for dwarf fruit trees and berries, an herb garden, painting the tool shed, and building a greenhouse. This year we are using a black plastic mulch system with drip irrigation. We expect to have much less trouble with weeds and watering schedules as a result!
I know we are all getting excited about the growing season over here! What are your plans?