Friday, August 31, 2012
Detroit, Part 2
In the distance behind other growth, you can see corn, beans, and squash (the "three sisters"). One could imagine that years ago, before there was a Detroit, native people grew these same plants near this plot.
Peppers, tomatoes, and squash are found in this greenhouse.
This corner lot was very neatly kept, but the surprise was the ground cover--it is purslane. I would never have imagined letting this deeply-rooted weed sprawl, but it probably helps the soil retain moisture.Here is a close-up of the purslane.
Watch for Detroit, Part 3!