|A white picket fence makes a plot a home|
Plot 24 is ready for summer. It has a design. It has good soil, amended with about two inches of compost. It is enhanced with stepping stones and a path for accessibility. And it has curb appeal, boasting a proper front entrance and even a white picket fence.
The master gardener who tills the soil in the plot directly across from me was kind about my aesthetics. He calls his a "production plot" and indeed, his is producing. So much so that he had to give up some of his plants to me. I was the lucky recipient of some red leaf lettuce, three brussels sprouts, two each of tat soi, pak choi and an Italian green called minutina. I also dropped in a few sugarsnap pea seeds and some arugula. And at the front fence, three lovely dahlias went into the ground.
And of course, I'll need a new sign—for display of my address and calling card and a whirligig to keep the bird's away they say, but actually, it's really just a pretty flush of spinning colors. The Putterer