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Most of these are about 20 by 20 (feet), I think. We didn’t measure. We laid them out in a ridiculous wind. The string and stakes were almost blown away. Nonetheless, I think the paths are nearly straight and the plots are fairly even.

16 new plots for 16 new gardeners.

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  • The earth looks nice and dark. Can't complain about 20×20 either!

  • It looks great so far! I wish you were closer…I'd sign up for a plot! I'm loving that you've included bees at the garden…great idea.

  • Rich looking soil! Nice to add more plots to the community garden. I am on a waiting list to get a plot here. Hopefully next year!

  • The hope of a new garden. Wonderful.

  • This is awesome. I love visiting community gardens. They inspire me to keep on growing.

  • Looks great, and no weeds! Our community gardens in Woodbridge, CT is awful! They give you a very ragweed infested plot, don't get the soil ready, and now this year, no water! The pipes are broken!! Wish ours was run like yours! Still digging up ragweed roots!!!

  • Kathy…

    Do you know of a good source for rhubarb and asparagus crowns? Is it better to ask someone for divisions of theirs or to start fresh?

    Thanks in advance!

  • Here, the rhubarb is freely available by asking around for divisions, but the asparagus you should buy by mail order.

    I have a rhubarb I can divide if you are at BVG let me know.

  • makhappy522,

    This soil will require a lot of work. The town has layered on loam and compost (nice, and thank you to our supporters!), but underneath soil is not great. The new gardeners will have to work hard to initially turn this rough soil and then should add lots of amendments yearly. Weeds are a FACT in gardens. Gardens have weeds. This soil is only weed free because fresh compost was spread by backhoe tow days ago.

    Have fun in your plot! After every season of hard work, the soil will be better the next.


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