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On the roof, the miracle raspberry’s first harvest failed.

An affliction filled the leaves with small holes – and there are some dry leaves underneath. Still, since I started the ilk therapy, the plant overcame and new flowers are blooming

Also upstairs, the first gogosar – everything is so early this year!

Downstairs, in Dias Y Flores, the un-planted tomatoes (came from compost?) are starting

and the invading wineverries keep ripening gorgeously

All in all, a great summer!.

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The scarlet runner and one morning glory are in bloom

the red flowers are open now

and the tomatoes are growing

and turning orange. This is the plant I saved with the milk

Downstairsm the wineberries are coming out of their thorny cocoon

and starting to ripen


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Calling all gardeners!

While you slept, 3 strawberries you planted are ripening for you! Latest possible day for pick up – Saturday! Make it celebratory!

Also, not that cooler weather allowed plants to perk up, here are the scarlet runners you planted as beans only a month ago

.one of them is already on the fence

.also, everything you planted in the garden is doing well




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In the garden, a wild strawberry is ripening. Tomorrow I shall eat it and harvest the seeds which I’ll immediately plant

Upstairs, one of the wineberries saplings I planted there will produce fruit


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Here’s the article

Riders on the corn: Cyclists raise alarm about gardens

This is under the photo

From left, Ben Shepard as a tomato, guitarist Victor Weiss, Benjamin Cerf as a pea in a pod and Monica Hunken as a bunch of broccoli played “This Garden Is Your Garden” in the Dias y Flores Community Garden on E. 13th St. last Saturday.

This is Charles and Everett/our garden mention

Last fall, two Dias y Flores members, Everett Hill and Charles Molloy, told The Villager how East Village green thumbs were making a determined effort to keep the garden open through the brisk weather — and keeping a visitors log — to show the Parks Department that the garden was being used, so that it wouldn’t be taken away for development.

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Today we went on the roof to see how our 3 weeks  old beans were doing

They are growing fine and started climbing the wires the kids set for them last time

.The kids then did some weeding


,and then we went to Dias Y Flores

,we checked out the plant we transplanted from the kids’ plot to the street

,and the plants they put on their plot

.everything is doing well and the strawberries are growing!

.some weeding was done there too

.and that was the end for the day.

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We started our session on the roof where we planted scarlet runner beans

.along the roof fence facing 1st Avenue

.this way, when the beans will start climbing

.they’ll be visible to them from the street

when they leave school

.Later we went to the garden and planted morning glory seeds

also along the fence

.and now we’ll wait for them to come up


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