Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening
Photography by Karen Schuld - Instagram #sproutsinthehood

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Late Winter Planting and Tree Pruning in Drew Gardens

Bronx River View at Drew Gardens
Cutting Tool for Branches
Cutting Branch
Trimming Branch
Cutting Branch with Tool
Pruning Tree
View of Drew Gardens
Planting Bulbs

Planting Seeds in Starter Trays at Bissel Gardens

Bissel Garden Mural
Students Starting Seeds in Trays

Mixing the ORGANIC Potting Soil to Perfect Consistency
Waster the Soil, So It Can Be Shaped into a Loose Ball
Filling the Starter Trays with Prepared Dirt

Organic Soil with Perlite Being Placed in Tray
Heirloom Seeds to Place in Starter Trays
Placing Seeds Into Tray
Watering Seeds To Germinate

Preparing Beds for Planting and Cover Crops

New Roots Garden in Mid March
Hairy Vetch a Cover Crop that Releases Nitrogen Into Soil

Close-up of Roots with the Bacteria Rhizobium
Cover Crop Close-Up

Turning Over the Hairy Vetch, which Promote Nitrogen Rich Soil from the Rhizobium
Ursula Uprooting Hairy Vecht
After Cover Crop is Removed, Soil will be Ready for Planting

Cover Crop, Buckwheat
Buckwheat, Cover Crop, Decomposing for Compost
Pulling The Buckwheat Out of the Bed
Raking Out the Green Buckwheat from Roots
Little Worm from Garden Bed
Volunteer Turning Over the Buckwheat to Expose Roots and Bury the Green
Ursula and Khadeesha Turning Over Buckwheat, Cover Crop

Prepping Raised Beds For Spring Planting
Volunteer Picking up Straw that was Protecting Soil From Winter's Elements

Friday, March 11, 2016

NYBG's Green-Up Teaching How To Start a Garden

Green-Up's Kadeesha Planting Seeds for Demo

How to Start Seeds for Garden Instruction
Close-up of Planting Seeds

Green Thumb Organization Distributing Soil to Urban Gardeners

Green-ups Gardening Class

Instructor, Kadeesha, Combining Soils For Seed Starters

Students Planning Their Planting Strategy

Student Filling Their Seed Tray with Dirt

NYBG's Kadeesha Instructing Class
Planting Seeds in Starter Tray

Students Planning Seeding Cycle

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Fall Tree Trimming, Mulching with Leaves,and Composting at Botanical Square Community Garden

Botanical Square Community Garden
Compost Bin with Compost

Close-up of Leaves and Organic Matter in Compost

Volunteer Gardner with Shears for Tree Trimming

Covering Fall Gardens with Leaves for the Perfect Nitrogen Rich Mulch
Trimming Trees with Shears

Garden View with Metro North Train Passing By
Cutting up Sticks and Leaves For Mulch

Tree Prunning
Identifying Branches to Trim

Tree Pruning
Pruning Shears

Cut Tree Branches and Leaves for Mulch

Botanical Square Head Gardner

Beautiful Head of Cabbage

Raking Leaves For Mulch

Planting Bulbs For Next Growing Season

Our Garden Team

Cutting Brush for Compost

Adding Dead Growth to Compost Bin