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Community gardens getting put to use

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- With the perfect weather we've been experiencing, it's been great to get out and be active.  Many people have been making use of Rochester's community gardens. Community Gardens this year are maxed out in Rochester and with the warm weather people were out soaking up the sun and all that gardening has to offer.

Beautiful spring weather brings out the best in our gardens and the people who tend to them

"When I was a kid like 50/60 years ago our family had a garden plot, where we grew things. It's just a lot of fun watching things grow," Said Arthur Meserve

As you look around the garden plots of both Essex Park and Zumbro South Park, there are both experienced gardners and ones that are just getting their feet wet.

"Big fans of the show Parks and Recreation, they do like a community garden in the show and so we just thought it would be fun. I live pretty close. May as well right," Said John Wood

"This is our first year taking a plot here and we;we've wondered how the soil would be. It's pretty good even though it's a newer plot," Said Meserve

"About 1000 percent harder than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be like throw seeds in the grass and then they'd grow is vegetables, but it's a lot more work than I expected," Said Wood

and now beginners and veteran gardeners alike are waiting on some rain to show their plots some love.

"It's just been kind of like trial and error, we;re just kind of learning as we go because we don't know what we are doing," Said Wood

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