Nyack Community Garden for two years, but the first year was very educational for me. Mostly, it was a year of watching other gardeners, observing their techniques, and talking with them about their successes and failures. There's nothing truer than the advice of someone in the plot right next to yours. After all, they're experiencing the same weather, soil and shade that you are -- or at least very close to it! Below are some things I'll be considering as I plant my garden this year.
3) Growing Up/Vines – When you’re short on space, as many community plots are, think about where you can put a trellis or teepee. You may think you don’t have space for squash, but trellising can change that. Another way to save space is by planting bush varieties, helping you avoid what has become known as The Great Squash Vine Massacre of 2011.