The garden on June 16 — I was cited with a violation by the “inspectors” for “too many weeds” in my garden. (the cluster of plants in mid-left of photo- next to squash- is actually little flower sproutlings, not weeds; the little green plants in bottom center are brussel sprouts in imperfect rows…)
I had heard about this group at Melvin Hazen Community Garden — a neighbor refers to them as the “garden nazis”. I guess I see his point now — feels like I’m in 2nd grade and being grounded for doing something bad.
3 citations and I’m kicked out. I’ve been working hard on this garden and it was making me happy… Any ideas on how to cope with hypervigilant community gardens?
The adventure in urban gardening has begun.
My first year to garden a plot in DC’s Melvin Hazen Community Garden, which is technically part of Rock Creek National Park, and is rumored to have been founded as a victory garden during World War II.
So - here’s the garden as it was today, the beginning of planting season.