Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Vegetable Garden Spotter: the East River
I see this rooftop garden everyday on the commute to and from work. It's near the Williamsburg Bridge on the Brooklyn side of the river. Apologies for the grainy photo, it's several hundred feet from where I shot it. I see tomatoes, eggplant and corn. Can anybody figure out what's growing to the left of the eggplant? I thought it might be cucumber or squash.
I think those blocks are there to prevent the planters from tipping over in the wind, I saw the corn on its side once. I assume the shiny ribbons are there to deter birds.
Do you think they'll be successful with the corn? I always thought you needed to plant a lot close together to get them to pollinate.
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