Springfield Terraced Garden Brings Horticulture Knowledge And Vegetables

The Petersen garden in Springfield started as a project to build a couple of terraced garden bed on their hillside backyard. However, it turned into a classroom of sorts to fill the quarantined hours, give the family a togetherness project and act as a horticultural laboratory for lessons the whole family could not get in any school.

A Springfield garden has brought the Petersen family horticulture knowledge and vegetables

According to the Springfield Connection, “The backyard of the Petersen’s Springfield house has a portion on a steep hillside, and in the previous year, they started with a single level of terraced garden beds up by the house. Then a few trees died in the backyard and after cutting them down, they were left with a bunch of logs, so they researched how to build multiple terraces, and began the project in early 2020. Then the coronavirus altered things in every household across the area, so they made the best of it, and started cutting up all the logs and researched building terraces on the internet. Now they have gardens on several levels with green beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, spices, broccoli, strawberries, cantaloupes, squash, pumpkins, and a few flower plants.”

As per Springfield Connection, “So far, the cucumbers have grown so fast, they end up giving a lot away to the neighbors, and the cherry tomatoes are a good addition to their dinner salads. The lettuce, a cold-weather vegetable, came in the early months this spring, and the watermelons are just taking shape. “We call this our grand experiment,” Alicia Petersen said.”

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