One of my favorite things about summer in lower Wallingford is Helen Glazier’s garden at 3628 Burke Ave. Helen’s garden is like the proverbial box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get. Stupice tomatoes, huckleberries, romaine, Fun Jen, Chinese Pink garlic… lots of stuff!
Meeting neighbors is great fun, too. At Helen’s garden I’ve chatted with Cyrus from Growing Food Growing Community. And Janelle, a neighbor who writes the fantastic food blog, Talk of Tomatoes. And of course, Helen herself is a delight.
Helen tells us how she came to be on the show:
In 2008 I was invited to be on a small edible gardening tour sponsored by Sustainable Wallingford. The organizer, Abby Klingbeil, also one of the founders of Growing Food Growing Community, left a note on the front door saying, “I love your garden … would you be interested in being on a tour.” Debbie Natelson, a Hendrikus Organics rep, was on the tour. She gave me a 20 lb bag of fertilizer…The following spring I was about to take out an old strawberry bed and noticed that the plants looked exceedingly healthy, as did the blueberries that had also received some Hendrikus fertilizer. I reported back and asked where I could get more. I started using it liberally and in 2009 was invited to be on the Wallingford Garden Tour. So since then I have been using their products… and it was last year that there was talk about doing a Ciscoe shoot sometime (Henrikus is a Gardening With Ciscoe advertiser).
To learn more about Helen’s produce sales, read our previous Wallyhood post here.