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1st Lt. Addleman, how does your garden grow?

1st. Lt. Matt Addleman, of Nampa, has found a little plot of land to garden behind the building where he's staying with Alpha Company on FOB Warrior, at Kirkuk Regional Air Base in Iraq where many of the Idaho soldiers with the 116th Brigade Combat Team live.

I'm sure you are wondering what he has growing. It might be easier to ask what he DOESN'T have growing.

Corn, watermelon, tomatoes, peppers, green onions, Walla Walla onions, cucumbers, potatoes... and I'm sure I missed a few things.

I asked Lt. Addleman if gardening is a stress reliever.

"YES IT IS," he replied emphatically.

— Kim Hughes

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