Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Start of a Garden Adventure

At times I can get rather fixed on things. I'll ramble on about the wonders of vermicomost or aquaponics to friends and family as their eyes slowly glass over. Usually these ramblings amount to nothing more than a passing phase soon to be forgotten by my captive audience, but something happened in the spring of 2014. Other people got excited too.

And with that the summer garden was born. A humble plot built on my girlfriend's farm, fenced with scrap chicken wire and boxed with recycled lumber. It even had a fancy gate once employed to hold the wandering sheep herd at bay. 

(June 2014)
Starting with radish and snow pea, as summer progressed the plot became a vigorous veggie patch.

( July 2014)
At this point things seemed like they would fit just fine. Little did we know.

(August 2014)
It would become a dense and mysterious jungle!

At the end of the season based on somewhat sporadic records and memory I estimated the following yield from our little patch,

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