Vegetables in training

The fruit and vegetable garden at the world headquarters of the Community Resource Center has been planted and is now officially growing. Last year, I made a terrible strategic mistake due to my extremely cheap nature and the fact that I didn’t have a hose. I decided to let nature take care of the watering. Wild tomatoes and peppers survive without the aid of a sprinkler, don’t they?

Well, they do survive. But most of them don’t set fruit. And the plants that do set fruit produce bitter results in the case of cucumbers and head-exploding heat in the case of peppers. The whole idea for the garden was to provide passers-by who may not have access to fresh fruits and vegetables with a little snack to take along the way. I wondered why I had no takers. Duh.

Blackberries

So this year, it is water, water, water. I have put out four different kinds of tomatoes, two kinds of sweet peppers, watermelon, squash, onions, and basil. The strawberry plants are coming back, despite my cruelty toward them last year and the blackberries are going to set a record (not far to go, last year the bushes produced three…yes, three).

I need to say a big thank you to Chip Higgins of Pinnacle Financial Partners, one of our fabulous board members, who planted the first garden. I am ashamed, Chip, that I blew it last year. But I am on it now. I am on it.

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About CRC Nashville

Who are we? We are literally two chicks - Catherine Mayhew and Betsy Everett, and a warehouse - the Community Resource Center (CRC). In short, CRC is a non-profit organization that provides household goods, furniture, and appliances to people in desperate need. Think of us as Robin Hoods – without the stealing. Catherine is a former journalist and Betsy is a marketing chick. We are both devoted to acquiring stuff – good stuff, no junk – because that’s what our most fragile citizens deserve. If you have metal desks, televisions that don’t work or underwear you don’t want anymore, don’t give it to us. We’ll sneer at you. If you are companies that have excess primo stuff like furniture in good condition, school supplies, personal hygiene items or pretty much anything else, we’ll be your new best friends. For more information: www.crcnashville.org Fan, Follow, and Friend CRC or Join our Cause CRCNashville - Twitter Community Resource Center - Facebook and Myspace Community Resource Center (CRC) - Facebook Cause

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