June 2016

The Professional

Our first day in the garden we slowly worked our way through each bed discovering its contents and measuring its progress. As we planted new squash seeds in the bed next to the herbs we were set upon by whirlwind in the form of a short European woman in a linen shirt. With flyaway hair and focused features she conquered the eggplant bed with the speed and dexterity of a professional. In minutes gone were the weeds and fluffed was the soil, as she gesticulated with the small garden trowel explaining, “Air, they need air. Let them go few days no water.

Putting on a different hat (literally)

Hi! My name is Rory and I’m from rural Maine. I’m one of the two interns running the Harvard Community Garden this summer, and we’ll share some of our adventures on this blog with you!

The first two weeks have definitely been a wild ride. A whirlwind of weeding, figuring out what is planted where, and harvesting way too many radishes. See the attached picture of just one of the buckets of radishes we harvested. One of the things I was most excited about was when we planted cucumbers, which are my favorite vegetable. They are just beginning to sprout now.