Rose weeded her bed and we finished planting it on Wednesday with carrots, beans and lettuce.
Although I missed Sabrina and Neal on Saturday, I am informed that they dug a giant rock out of the front gate plot on Saturday evening -- four years after we initially broke ground in 2009. Some of the plots have received more love than others. The one by the front gate has, admittedly, been one of the least loved plots in the Garden. Whoever is assigned to it seems destined to lack a passion for gardening or improving their plot. A next-door neighbor had it for the first 1-1/2 years. A struggling mother took it for her young child for the second half of one year (and hoed it into submission in 92 degree heat one July so that her daughter could plant beans, etc.) However, neither ever went through with a shovel to dig out the construction debris. It was the designated food pantry plot for the next two years and, trust me, I did not spend an enormous amount of time digging out debris (although I did remove some). Now Sabrina has it and she removed the weeds last week by getting on her hands and knees and digging them out by hand with a trowel. That is serious dedication, so I now have high hopes for her plot. As Miss Cathy explains in her blog, Sabrina is putting down roots, not fake flowers.