Death of the 10 foot sunflower

If you’re not an organic gardener in Seattle you can be excused for your ignorance of the P-Patch network. While my 3-year old thinks its a PEA-patch the “P” actually stands for Picardo which was the first community garden in the network. Now there are over forty of them offering urban garden space for anyone who gets their name on the list, waits a few months and pays the annual due of around $40.

We garden at Picardo – its the largest – as short-season gardeners which means that this Friday the plot must be cleared, all plastics and non-compostables removed, tomatoe cages lugged home and the 10 foot sunflowers torn down.

As always, I am leaving it to the last minute. Hopefully the late pumpkins will have turned slightly less green.

Interestingly, P-Patches are becoming so popular that a couple of new housing developments are advertising “wi-fi and P-Patch for tenants”. Interesting. It reminds me of those pictures of homes built underground with goats browsing on the roof.

1 Comment so far

  1. none (unregistered) on October 15th, 2004 @ 12:25 pm

    Now see – my 4-year-old would be thinking it’s a PEE patch – and trying it out as such.



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