July 5, 2012
How is my garden growing? Well after the epic struggle to clear a place for some more veg, we’re having mixed results. Things that grew like weeds last year are struggling, and vice versa. But half the fun is in the work itself right? Right?
I’ll remind you all that I am located on the east coast of Canada, thus we have a short growing season. And we have a gardener who sometimes gets a bit over-excited at the first warm day and plants things that die when it snows again two days later. Every. Goddamn. Year.
But we did manage to eat a salad direct from the soil tonight – behold my raw ingredients:
What’s that? There’s a lot of parsley for a salad? How about you go sit over there with Steve the Parsley Hater. You guys can talk about your general lack of colo-rectal health.
Speaking of parsley, the herb garden, which I have struggled with in the past, has exploded. Please note the circled area on the right. If you can identify that herb for me, I’ll refer to you henceforth as My Personal Google. It’s a bit crowded by the flat parsley but it’s distinct. It survived from last year’s garden (outdoors!) and I have no idea what it is. I thought I should avoid ingesting it until I have some confirmation that it’s not going to exaggerate anyone’s less socially acceptable behaviours.
I also have some hope for my bean patch, both bush and pole.
Wait…did I just…
Bush and pole.
Back to the beans:
Behind the pole beans, you’ll notice some posts and netting set up by Steve. It works a treat for the climbing peas over on the left, but the pole beans need to be tethered. If you look closely you will see why I don’t throw away tights with holes in them:
Handy! Or leggy, even.
And on that sexy note, I bid you adieu from the midst of my bean patch. Further updates to come.