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    Posted June 8, 2012 by
    Seattle, Washington
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    From garden to table

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    What happens when you grow to much food?


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MavisGarden of Gig Harbor, Washington, shares a photo of herself holding a vibrant batch of lettuce she cultivated in her recycled pallet garden. She's on a mission to grow 2,000 pounds of food right in her own backyard. "With gardening, I kind of get the best of both worlds.  Not only is gardening an inexpensive and rewarding hobby, but it's a hobby where I can literately enjoy the fruits of my labor.  Plus it's easy.  All you really need is some good dirt, a few seeds and a little water every now and then."
    - stein0726, CNN iReport producer

    This year I'm on a mission to grow 2,000 pounds of food in my backyard. So far I have grown 49+ pounds of vegetables. This past week I suddenly realized I had grown way to much Rainbow Swiss Chard. Much more than my family could possibly eat.


    As I sat at my desk in my home office, I suddenly heard the mail carrier's truck pull into my driveway. I leaped up out of my chair and darted outside.


    "Do you like Swiss chard?" I asked




    "Would you like some?"


    Yada Yada Yada... The mail carrier left with 12 bunches of Rainbow Swiss chard.


    Hot Diggety!


    Now I don't have to eat anymore Swiss chard!

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