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By Brianna Wray
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Gardener's Grove: What not to do


August 27, 2020

Brianna Wray

Gardening is inherently humbling. Perhaps this is because a gardener is an architect and a janitor, literally in the dirt with earwigs and ants crawling alongside as one attempts to render a masterpiece.

Anytime I invite someone into my garden, I lead with a disclaimer. "Mistakes have been made," I say, "good plants have died here."

Most recently, we said goodbye to a tomato plant. It's fallen over three times now. The fruits that have come off it tend to have rotten spots and represent an excess that is more demanding than helpful at this time. Out and off it goes. If you're keeping trac...

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