It was a cool franchise, but rooftop gardening is very difficult. The garden was built in a box and dried very quickly. It needed water every day… and when I was gone those who were supposed to water forgot. I quickly learned about blossom end rot!
I had a garden at home too, but as Stef grew older and the Internet became more compelling I lost interest.
Now I’m planting a garden again at work in a beautiful spot on the south side of the Courant building. It gets 100% sun!
Bernie Gullotta who manages our building did the grunt work removing a patch of perfectly good grass and adding soil and weed guard. Robert Treat Farm in Milford will provide plants from their nursery and support in having what we need to grow food and flowers. If I take credit later please remind me of this.
We’ll be running segments from the garden on FoxCT every Thursday at 4:00 PM through the summer, but tomorrow’s planting day and I couldn’t be more excited. My boss has suggested (as only a boss can) there by flowers in the mix with the veggies I crave. Done!
I grew up in an apartment. I am not a gardening expert, but I will bring gardening experts in. I’ll make it sound like I’m trying to help people at home grow things better. In reality I’ll be asking questions to keep me from looking like a fool!