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Re: community Garden
gardenchat@hort.net

Like that. 

B 
ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:01:49 PM 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] community Garden 

I know! I know! 96 percent of their DNA. 
(I made that up, but it's probably close.) 


On Sep 9, 2010, at 7:38 AM, Zemuly Sanders wrote: 

> That is really great! I love stories like that, but, sadly, they 
> are not the norm. I just have to ask, though, what guinea pigs have 
> in common with chickens? :o) 
> zem 
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "betsy" <bkelson@ix.netcom.com> 
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net> 
> Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 9:03 AM 
> Subject: [CHAT] community Garden 
> 
> 
>> Hi Cyndi, 
>> I love our community garden. And I do not even mind staying and 
>> hour or two past my normal work day to tend it. 
>> Last Year, the garden center I work for was not selling as many 
>> trees as 
>> in past years. The 5 acres that face the main street was to be 
>> empty and 
>> in my estimation, a prime spot for a huge weed patch. During a staff 
>> meeting, a call went up for suggestions about what to do with the 
>> spot, 
>> and I suggested a community garden, since many townhomes exist in the 
>> immediate area. So it began with 80 10x10 plots. 
>> 
>> The first year only had about 20 gardeners, but word got around and 
>> this 
>> year we had 70 plots adpoted. Some folks only had one plot, one 
>> gardener 
>> has 5. I try and maintain 3 of them. I was hoping to have more of 
>> my co 
>> workers around to help, but only one of them is up there regularly. 
>> 
>> Most of the folks grow vegetables...for themselves, neighbors, 
>> friends, 
>> and chickens and guinea pigs. One gardener ran out of room at home 
>> for 
>> her florist business and is growing unusal flowers(amaranth, for 
>> instance) and crazy gourds for some of her arrangements. She even 
>> collected carrot umbel from an unadopted plot. 
>> 
>> 
>> betsy 
>> 
>> . 
>>> 
>>> How do you like having a plot at the community garden? Are there a 
>>> lot of people there, do they grow mostly vegetables? 
>>> 
>>> Cyndi 
>>> 
>>> -----Original Message----- 
>>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] 
>>> On Behalf Of betsy 
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 6:28 AM 
>>> To: gardenchat@hort.net 
>>> Subject: [CHAT] What is up with this weather 
>>> 
>>> Greetings from the Fire and Ice state of Colorado. 
>>> 
>>> I am so bummed. Yesterday morning(Tuesday) it was a cold 30 
>>> degrees at 
>>> 6am and fortunately I had wrapped my tomatoes for protection at the 
>>> house. But when I went out to the community garden where my other 
>>> tomatoes and cucumbers were growing, and a good 2000 feet lower in 
>>> elevation, all the tops were wilted and black. What gives??? They 
>>> only 
>>> issued a freeze warning for the northern part of the state on the 
>>> plains. I HATE THIS PART of living in Colorado!GRRR 
>>> 
>>> Oh, by the way, it was 50 degrees at the house this morning. 
>>> 
>>> Have a great day everyone and may the frost be late for you all. 
>>> 
>>> betsy 
>>> 
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