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Weed It & Reap: Jason Kendall

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Jason "Red" Kendall, 17, demonstrates how he cuts through cardboard to plant his seeds and seedlings.Kendall laid the cardboard is a weed blocker.

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Jason "Red" Kendall, 17, in his plot at the Magyar Garden.

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Jason "Red" Kendall's garden plot. He put the water hoses under ground, mounting them on poles about the garden.

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Jason "Red" Kendall with some of the seeds he will soon plant.

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Volunteer Karen Wood, of Bowling Green, [not pictured] made the sign for Kendall's and every other person's plot at the garden.

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Jason "Red" Kendall says he would ride his bike to deliver produce to Toledo fire station #13 in pots a little larger than the one he is holding.

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Jason "Red" Kendall, removes the container in which the queen bee and five attendants had been shipped. He decided to maintain bees to help increase the pollination of his tomatoes. The garden has five live hives.

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Jason "Red" Kendall on the edge of his plot.

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Jason "Red" Kendall says he's learned by asking questions and listening to more experienced gardeners.

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Jason "Red" Kendall on the edge of his plot near the sign bearing his nickname.

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Volunteer Karen Wood, of Bowling Green, left, planted the pansies to add a little color to the entryway to the garden.

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Jason "Red" Kendall dons a protective suit before working with his Italian honey bees. He decided to maintain bees to help increase the pollination of his tomatoes. He wears a sweater under the suit for additional protection from the bees.

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Jason "Red" Kendall, left, puts an excluding rack in his hive while Karen Wood, of Bowling Green, right, pours some smoke on the bees to slow them down. The rack will ensure that the queen bee will stay in the bottom section of the hive.

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Jason "Red" Kendall, left, puts the hive back together after adding an excluding rack. Karen Wood, of Bowling Green, right, holds the top of the hive.

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Magyar Community Garden volunteer Karen Wood, of Bowling Green, left, speaks with Jason "Red" Kendall at the garden's hives.

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