Tag Archives: Central Library Garden

The Central Library Garden Rocks!

I haven’t written about Central Library because I’ve been busy with the 10th and Barton Plot garden, but here is good news!  I opened my email to a message from Becky Halbe, who wrote: “Hi, all!  I stopped by the … Continue reading

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Bamboo: From Trellis to Fencing

Central Library was hopping on Sunday and not just because it’s a great place to check out books and media.  Puwen Lee had conspired with Lynn Westergren to design a fence for the part of the Library garden we call … Continue reading

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So Much Gardening to Do!

There is so much to do in the garden this time of year, and since I work in my own garden as well as Plot Against Hunger gardens at 10th and Barton and the Library, sometimes it seems like there … Continue reading

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Plotting Against Hunger: An Update on Three Gardens

Ah, Labor Day weekend!  It means we are in late summer and have only a few weeks left before the autumnal equinox.  While I have been busy planting fall crops, I began to think it would be nice to take … Continue reading

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Central Library’s Veggies Going to the Fair!

Central Library garden received a tidying up last Friday from a group of Plot Against Hunger volunteers.  We weeded, tied sunflowers up against the tennis court fence, and watered. It has been very dry and our irrigation system was down for … Continue reading

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Heat, Humidity, and Harvests

Summer is such a satisfying time for me.  I have been harvesting tomatoes, summer squashes, onions, okra, and my first pepper in the last week. Add to that basil, oregano, and lots of parsley and cutting celery, and the garden … Continue reading

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American Legion Post 139 Donates Space for Planting

Late last winter, Plot Against Hunger members had been eyeing what appeared to be a formerly planted area of the lawn of the American Legion Post on Washington Boulevard.  It was up against the wall of Casual Adventure, an outdoor outfitter, … Continue reading

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Central Library Garden Takes Shape

A Saturday morning work party at Central Library garden beat the thunderstorms to prepare the soil and plant tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers.  Library patrons will have noted with chagrin that we have taken up a parking space again with our … Continue reading

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Late February and Early March Planting Yields Now

I know.  It’s been warm, but I plant some things in March every year if there isn’t snow on the ground.  This year the quantity of greens I’m getting just from thinning head lettuces has been wonderful.  Today, after planting … Continue reading

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Thrifty and Simple: Central Library’s Pea Trellis

Plot Against Hunger has been finishing up harvests of plants that wintered over at Central Library and preparing for our spring crops.  During a Friday work party, Puwen Lee spent some time thinking about how to trellis the peas we had … Continue reading

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