No longer on the fence

An excerpt from West Street Garden Coordinator, Kathy Rouleau’s email blast:

It should be a great weekend for gardening. Transplanting should always be done on a cool, calm, cloudy day — failing that, in the evening. 


  1. Seeds? Check
  2. 6-inch early sprouts? Check
  3. Compost? Already raked
  4. Straw? All laid out (Take that, Weeds!)
  5. Fence? Built!


Check out Joe’s fence this year. He’s decided to change his design slightly annually in order to flex the right side of his brain a bit. Here’s what he came up with:

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Here is a picture of last year’s fence to compare:



All week I’ve been nervous about planting. The up and down temperatures confused my little sprouts sitting outside. While I’ve been trying to be an attentive garden mother and shelter them when needed — sometimes I just haven’t been able to keep up with every random downpour or windstorm!

But I’ve made up my mind about this weekend.

Everything is ready. There’s nothing left to prepare. The forecast for the weekend is sunny, bright and in the 70’s.

Here’s what I’ll be planting:

  • Lettuce
  • Cucumbers
  • Pole beans (green and purple)
  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Edamame
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Climbing Squash
  • Herbs (Basil, Chives, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme)
  • Spinach

Happy Spring!

— Susan


NOTE: For interested gardeners: check out Kathy’s blog at