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Gigantic Cukes

Went to New Image to garden today, but Mother Nature decided on downpours. I grabbed two mammoth cucumbers and bolted. Advertisements

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Regrouping and Rebuilding

The beds at New Image’s Community Garden got a much-needed facelift today!  Gone are the rotted out wood planks and in their place, we’ve fashioned concrete block beds.  A group effort resulted in four solid beds, measuring 160 square feet … Continue reading

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Jack and the Beanstalk at Herban Farms

Last week’s rain and this week’s sunshine have been the perfect recipe for an explosive week of growth at Herban Farms’ Community Garden.  The tomatoes are spilling out of our beds, collards are the size of elephant ears; cucumber vines … Continue reading

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Week in Review

We’re at the peak of spring planting in Central Florida.  Our middle school garden class broke a sweat on Wednesday, planting a few tomato transplants, saving arugula seeds, watering cucumbers.  We sowed some sunflower seeds, a tiger’s eye mix.  The … Continue reading

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Radishes the size of baseballs!

The community garden at New Image Youth Center is bursting with produce, bursting I tell you.  Yesterday, I tended to the beds in the rain for a few hours; the rain and I were partners, cleansing the plants, nourishing them.  … Continue reading

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Boxes of lettuce

Don’t get your food from a box. Unless you’re just reusing the box and filling it with fresh lettuce that you grew in your community garden, surrounded by your friends. Then, and only then, you may get your food from … Continue reading

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Heirloom Orange & Green Zebra Tomato!

Last summer, I visited the Florida School of Holistic Living’s Seed Bank. It is a comprehensive collection of heirloom seeds from Baker’s Creek, a gardener’s dream. We grew heirloom squash at New Image, calendula, sunflowers and, in my home garden, … Continue reading

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