Gentlemen, start your hoes

Published on Thu, Jun 13, 2002
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Gentlemen, start your hoes

Plots are still available in the Blaine community garden and it’s not too late to get a garden going.

“We would like to see all of the plots spoken for soon so people can get their seeds in and watch themgrow,” said garden coordinator Natalie Gehringer. “Some people have planted their gardens but it is to early to tell what might come up.”

The community garden is located in the city owned right-of-way where the never-built 7th Street would have intersected with H Street. About half the 10 by 20 foot plots are spoken for.

Use of a plot costs $15 a year to cover the cost of water, available at the garden. Each gardener brings their own equipment and soil amendments, and plants what they want.

Some plots are wall-to-wall potatoes while others have a jumble of vegetables and flowers. “I myself planted a little bit of everything last year and had great success with most,” Gehringer said. “I had never planted a garden before and really enjoyed the trial by error.”
Interested gardeners can call Gehringer at 332-9818.