Arrested Development

Progress!

The Arrested Development Team has been busy the past few weeks with thinning (carrots & beets), harvesting (onions and beets) and re-planting (onions and radishes). Luckily the dreaded “W” word (weeding!) hasn’t been too bad in our little plot. We have an awesome hard-working Team and our best junior members were out again last week!

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Onion harvest and the first of the beets.

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Planting more onion for a second round!

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The next beet harvest!

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The carrots might be going the way of the garlic . . . not so good. We didn't get thinning quick enough and now the ground is harder and they're packed in so tight we just pull the tops off!  Oh well, these little ones will be tasty! Hopefully some have room to grow bigger!

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Some of the Team and family members came out last Sunday night to help weed the corn field. Good progress was made but more work needs to be done!  Family even came back tonight to continue in the cornfields and Team members put in some extra time around the bean pole.

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Radish Harvest

After being rained and almost tornadoed out the past couple weeks, and scrambling to find alternate dates that work for the Arrested Development Team to come out and look after our piece of "The Patch", we finally got some great weather! With the exception of our very sad looking garlic, the rest of the crop is looking good and we've had our first couple harvests of radishes. Even better, most of the weeds have been scared away! The plan for this week is a second planting of radishes and some more onions to fill in where the garlic didn't grow.

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Suspects Arrested in Garden Patch Invasion

On Tuesday, June 19, at approximately 6:30 p.m. the Saskatoon Police Service was called out to the scene of a garden invasion. Information from neighbors indicated this situation had been developing for two weeks. When police arrived at scene the victims (Beet, Radish, Onion, Carrot and Garlic) were surrounded by the suspects.

After a one-hour standoff several suspects were apprehended by members of the elite Arrested Development Team.  Long Skinny Green Weed, Round Leaf Weed and many of their cousins will be making their first court appearance in the morning.

There was one person by the name of Gardener also located at scene who had been taken hostage by the Weeds. Due to exhaustion and a sore back Gardener was transported to hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.

It is believed that Mother Nature was aiding and abetting the suspects by supplying them with rain. In addition, information has been received that more of the Weed family may be coming into the city. Further investigation will be done by the Arrested Development Team and it is anticipated that more arrests will be forthcoming.

Anyone with information about this crime is requested to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-STOP-WEEDS.

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Calling All SPS Green Thumbs!

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service answered the call for green thumbs and Team "Arrested Development" was born! 

Lots of hands make quick work and last week we got our little plot of garden planted. It was a lot of fun with awesome co-workers and family members. The first lesson for those of us with not-so-green thumbs -- how to plant seeds. Next week -- how to tell weeds from the real thing!