Friday, October 01, 2021

Fenton Friday: Garden Theft

Despite the resident rabbits, our Mesclun lettuce mix (pictured here) is coming up nicely.

And a bit of good and bad news. The Zinnia 'Profusion' that we started from seed, did so well in the community garden plot, that I transplanted a section of it to my front street corner a few weeks ago to add some color and beauty to that spot. 

Fast forward to yesterday morning when I went out to water the transplants and someone had stole a group of them. Not just picking a few flowers -- but the whole plants! -- leaving behind tell-tale holes in the soil.

People can be such jerks. 

We've also had some plant and produce thefts in the community garden as well. I know that a few our zucchini and cucumbers went missing. Though, if anyone took some of the cherry tomatoes, I'd never notice.

How do you deal with theft in your garden?

About Fenton Friday: Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house in zone 7 Mid-Atlantic MD/DC border. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 8th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.) See past posts about our edible garden by putting "Fenton" into the Search box above.

6 comments:

  1. That theft sucks swamp water. As you said, people can be such jerks! I bet the thief doesn't even know how to properly grow the live plants. Funny thing is, most gardeners happily share seeds and spare plants when asked.

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    1. Exactly! ASK and most gardeners are more than willing to share!

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  2. My niece grew a peony. Her first plant. She so looked forward to it blooming and just before it did someone stole it. So disappointing and so discouraging, especially for a novice gardener. It's especially wrong when the plants are displayed for the public to enjoy. Sorry to hear of your losses there.

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    1. I feel for your niece and hope that she'll give it another try.

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