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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Cram It In

London Tomatoes

The backyard has been transformed into a vegetable garden and the side beds are both edible and beautiful. The deck has five boxes containing flowers, swiss chard and mesclun mix and the pots are growing lots of herbs. There is a feed of marjoram, oregano, mint, tarragon, stevia and lavender.

The edible fruit trees are chugging away and saskatoons, blackberries, raspberries and apple are now fruiting. The rhubarb is struggling and the fennel hasn't grown very tall.

The babies are now showing and include bok choy, beans, peas, onions, carrots, swiss chard, radishes and zucchini. Today there are five little peppers. Twelve sunflowers have made an appearance along with cabbages and beets.

I am going to beg a male and female fig tree cutting from my neighbour in exchange for some day lillies. Kiwi vines are going to be planted over the new arbour this weekend.

Today included a feast of saskatoon berry buckwheat pancakes, drank chocolate mint tea with ginger and stevia. There were mesclun, tomato and onion sandwiches. Rhubarb is turning into muffins.

Compost still turns into soil even if it is ignored for two or three years.

How amazing it is to see how much food can be grown in a tiny space. The yard is only about 50feet by 25 feet. There is still room for a pear tree, cherries and blueberries.

I found my rusted objects and have buried some cotton with them for awhile to gett some lovely molds and stains for embroidery.

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