What does each character plant in the garden?

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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In the book Seedfolks different people come together one by one to plants parts of an empty lot in Cleavland.  None of the people know each other but together they become a cohesive unit working the sections of the vacant lot as they live their lives. 

Kim, a 9 year old Vietnamese girl, begins by planting lima beans in memory of a father she has never met.  She hopes he will see what she has planted and will be pleased.

Virgil and his father plant lettuce which the bugs begin to eat.  Their dreams were to be able to sell the lettuce to make some money.

Leona wants to plant goldenrods in the garden.

Wendell and his wife had a son who was shot and killed.  He only helps initially to water the little beans Kim had planted.  Later he gets a shovel so he too can plant.

Sae Young, a middle aged Korean woman, plants peppers like the ones she had grown in Korea.

Sam hires a boy to work his section of the garden because he is 78 and can not do the work.  The book does not say what he plants.

Curtis plants beefsteak tomatoes.

Mr. Myles plants hollyhocks, poppies, and snap dragons. 

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jaeyoung918 | Student | (Level 1) eNoter

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Kim: Lima beans

Ana: Nothing. Just watches

Wendell: Nothing. Helps Kim's lima beans

Gonazalo: Nothing

Leona: Nothing. She wanted to plant goldenrods

Sam: Pumpkins

Virgil: Lettuce

Sae Young: Hot peppers

Curtis: Beefstake tomatoes

Nora: Hollyhocks, pot pies, snapdragons

Maricella: Radishes

Amir: Eggplants, onions, carrots, and cauliflowers

Florence: Nothing