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Diane Morello
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As the days shorten, I revisit my community garden to see what plants are hardy enough to endure the falling temperatures. Surprise! I actually see other gardeners

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The Day I Check Out the Late Harvest at the Community Garden
The temperature drops, the bugs disappear and newly planted hardy greens peek through the garden bed's surface dirt. It's mid-October and the temperature plummets 25 to 30 degrees in the past two days, frost is imminent. Six pepper plants continue to bear f...

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The garden is bidding adieu for 2018. Join the conversation as we explore what we've learned and what we plan to do differently.

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The Day I Begin to Put My Community Garden to Bed for the Season
Hey, all, miss me? It's been a month since I last posted. In August I gave my community garden plot a report card (see  The Day My Garden Gets a Late Summer Report Card , and just as I did in school, I discouraged myself. Then I remembered:  I am a beginner...

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My 2018 community garden plot is a grand and fun experiment, with many highs and too many lows.. This week I give my garden a mid-year report card. I am a tough grader.
The Day My Garden Gets a Late Summer Report Card
The Day My Garden Gets a Late Summer Report Card
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The Day My Garden Gets a Late Summer Report Card
Hello there, gals and guys, it's mid-August in southwest Connecticut.  Two weeks ago the garden was popping with red tomatoes, but as I walk through the plots, I can see the garden in its final ballyhoo.  Tomatoes ripen, some so ripe they have dropped on th...
The Day My Garden Gets a Late Summer Report Card
The Day My Garden Gets a Late Summer Report Card
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The country’s basest instincts are winning. Trump and his administration are poised to abolish civil rights, threaten our national parks, close our borders, weaken our constitution, destroy our global relationships, cancel same-sex marriage and erase reproductive autonomy for women. Why aren’t we angrier?

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We Aren't We Angrier?
Letter to the Editor, Greenwich Free Press Fewer than 100 days separate us from the 2018 election. On  Tuesday, November 6 , I plan to walk proudly into the voting booth and vote for candidates and incumbents who defy Donald Trump’s deplorable actions and v...

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Since I signed up to cultivate a community garden plot, I focused on tomatoes. At last the tomatoes came in, and I am doing a happy dance.
The Glory Days of Tomatoes Arrive!
The Glory Days of Tomatoes Arrive!
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The Glory Days of Tomatoes Arrive!
OK, I fess up. Since I signed up to cultivate a community garden plot at Greenwich Community Gardens , I focused on tomatoes -- big, small, yellow, red, ripe, unripe. At last the tomatoes came in, and I am doing a happy dance.  My husband and I bite into to...
The Glory Days of Tomatoes Arrive!
The Glory Days of Tomatoes Arrive!
myfirstcommunitygarden.blogspot.com
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