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Re: Misplaced Plants in the Garden

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Misplaced Plants in the Garden
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:26:24 EDT

You know, while mulch makes all the sense in the world - and for large 
gardens, absolutely essential in weed control, for the small raised beds that we 
have,  the work of bending over and weeding is a fitness opportunity that some of 
us choose to take advantage of.

Don't laugh....but weeding the flower and veggie beds that I maintain are 
often the only bend the gut and back work that an office based indiviual like me 
does.  And being compulsive about cleaning out those weeds ( also between the 
bricks of the walk in front of my plot) gives me more move the gut exercise 
than any 20 year old aerobics "entertainment celebrity" on TV would give me in 
real life.

Then there's "pumping garbage" out the front garden gate, battling with poke 
weed and other physical tasks which become more meaningful in the garden.  

Now off to another job interview in a suit - Yeah, bending over and giving 
those shoes a spit polish is another "found" exercise for those who would rather 

Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
 <A HREF="http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org/";>Clinton Community Garden</A>

<< Subj:     Re: [cg] Misplaced Plants  in the Garden
 Date:  7/24/03 11:24:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time
 From:  libby@igc.org (Libby J. Goldstein)
 Sender:    community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
 To:    jimcall@casagarden.com (Jim Call)
 CC:    community_garden@mallorn.com
 >If I go with Option A, I will have volunteers paper tape each 
 >section together prior
 >to Plant Day (this is the option I am leaning toward).
 There's really no reason to tape the newspaper. Just fold it and lay 
 it between your rows. The folding can be done as folk lay the paper 
 Make it easy on yourselves.

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