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I grew some food!

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Because of all the rain, it’s been about a week since I visited my community garden plot. I was startled by all the changes.

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Don’t give up on lettuces

A bowl of lettuce, complete with dirt it grew in.

I went to water my community garden plot today. After a hot, dry weekend that I spent hiding in the freezing air conditioning at Readercon, I feared everything would be all crispy. Instead, the plants looked fine.

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Still have lettuces!

Four lettuces and a Cousa squash.

Is it tempting fate to show how the lettuces and squash are doing at the community garden? So be it. I tempt fate.

Compost fixes everything

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Finally, finally one of my compost tumblers finished cooking the leaves and weeds, and finally I emptied it. So today I brought over a couple more bags of compost to my community garden plot, and the most important “finally” is that the whole plot has a layer of compost on it. The best part is already the swath of vermicompost is helping.

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Planted my garden plot today

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Well, I’m finally recovered from NERAX, and plots are ready in the Watertown Community Garden, so today I went over to plant mine.  Besides, Earth Day is a day to spend in the garden.

Things are looking pretty spartan still at the community garden, and I had to circle around a few times to find my number amid the mostly bare plots. At first I thought 5 feet by 6 feet was pretty big, but I managed to fill it up.

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Iceberg in lettuce

Lettuces in situ

Lettuces in situ

Lettuce in a bowl

Lettuce in a bowl

Iceberg lettuce looks like something you have to form, not at all like a natural object a plant can grow. But they do grow. With all the rain, hard cores have been forming inside. It’s been amazing to watch the leaves curl inward and iceberg itself. But with all the rain, some of the outer leaves are starting to rot. So I rescued one. And now I know the difference between an iceberg and a lettuce.

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A veggie patch in May

Mostly an onion patch

Mostly an onion patch

Here’s my tiny vegetable patch, which may give you some idea of how little ground I manage to keep neat.

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