Wednesday, March 4, 2009


The garden is coming back, slowly, after having been subjected to violent neglect. It's been harder not having a garden than taking care of it. The variety of vegetables available each season is so much better when we choose what's being planted. The Red Stick Market is open year round, but some months (most notably the scorched summer ones) are very slim, and sometimes I have a hard time getting my family to eat what's available. I can be pretty creative with cabbage. And summer squash. Even eggplant. But after a while they start to notice.

Of course, it's not all about the vegetables.

Planted this season: broccoli, red lettuce, spicy mesclun mix, "kuroda long" and "st. valery" carrots, "sakata's sweet" melons, "country gentleman" corn, lima beans, marigolds, pansies, wave petunias, thyme, and daffodils.

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