How to plant a ‘truck farm’

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From Dumpster swimming pools to a truck farm… how kooky is Brooklyn this summer? The locavore crowd is all atwitter about a vegetable garden growing in the back of a 1986 Dodge Ram, planted by Brooklyn filmmakers Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney as an experiment to show all the crazy places you can grow your own food. (Also excited is one Red Hook insalate caprese lover who’s been helping himself to their car-vest: “Some kid from the neighborhood keeps eating all of our basil,” Ellis told today’s Daily News.) As it happens, there’s more to growing a pickup garden than dirt, water and seeds, and you can click the photo to see videos that show how the duo achieved a mobile bounty of broccoli, arugula, tomatoes, parsley etc. The boys even have a CSA, where you can pay $20 for a “completely unknowable amount of truck-fresh produce,” which may well amount to an arugula leaf and a parsley sprig if this project continues to grow in popularity. Here’s hoping.

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