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Field and Garden: Community garden update, and questions

Thirteen gardeners planted 24 plots in Carrington’s community garden this year.

It’s been fun watching the gardeners experiment with new crops and new techniques.

One technique that really worked well was the use of clear plastic to mulch melon plants. The plastic warmed the soil and increased melon growth in early summer.

My experiment using the Florida weave to tie up tomatoes was less s...