Inspiring lifelong curiosity through gardening

By August 21, 2020November 8th, 2020Faces of DUG

#8: Meet Michaely, Beeler St. Community Garden

“My favorite part of being in the garden is being able to see the vegetables grow. We’re growing tomatoes, cucumber, and on the back there’s broccoli. And we’re also growing radishes, peppers, and onions. These radishes are Japanese radishes- they are very spicy. And the tomatoes are different because these ones are the bigger ones. Yeah, my favorite are the tomatoes. The ‘Sweet 100’ tomatoes.

We’ve got calipers. This is for measuring, like, the peppers and the tomatoes. You can see how tall they are. We used to have marigolds, but they died because they didn’t have enough sun. So what we saw was that the number was very big with the ones with fertilizer.

I’ve been seeing a lot of differences in the vegetables. And it’s very fun how the vegetables are different. Like with fertilizer, I’ve seen that they’re like, bigger, fatter, and without it, they’re a little bit more smaller. We weighed the peppers, and they were heavier than without fertilizer.”

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