Urban Farming with Neighbors

We had record breaking warm temperatures in the Northeast this week causing my imagination to pivot to summer and vegetable garden possibilities. My yard is small but every year I grow a select variety of vegetables including cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini. The tomatoes are grown in a container but the cucumbers and zucchini are rotated each year. Here’s a great article from GrowVeg about why and how to rotate crops even in an urban garden.

I’d like to grow a larger variety of vegetables but I just don’t have the space. So instead I have an idea. What if everyone on my street (there are roughly 14 houses) grew three varieties of vegetables and then we shared the excess. My cucumber and zucchini plants produce an abundance of fruit so much so that I beg friends to take more.

See if your neighbors would like to participate in a veggie share program of your own.