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The garden hose turns on a soaker system that waters the crops. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

A bumper crop growing in a confined space

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Nicole Guida overlooks her wondrous garden and lets out a moan.

"Other people have red tomatoes," she said. "I don't have red tomatoes."


She's alternately thrilled and insecure about her "square foot garden," grown from a book of the same title by Mel Bartholomew.

"Truly this is my gardening bible here," she said, displaying her well-thumbed copy of the book.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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