The beginning of a Garden ~ Romancing Italy
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May 20, 2009

The beginning of a Garden

Now that it is supposed to be getting sunnier, we planted up a small area at the side of the house. It is perfect for a vegetable garden, out of the wind and gets sun almost all day long.

They've grown up quite a bit and I would have liked to take a photo of them now instead of using this one from some time ago, but the area has been overrun with tools and materials to pave out a space where we keep our wood. In other words, its a mess out there.

We've planted tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, peppers, parsley, lettuce and a type of spinach. The strawberries were there from last year and they are already forming into a nice little crop.

Gardening has always been a passion of mine. Another challenge I am running into is getting acquainted with plants that survive this extreme weather.
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5 comments:

  1. Well, I've been wanting to start a garden of my own there's just no space for it at home.. maybe soon.. Good luck with your gardening :)

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  2. I used to have a veggie garden, then focused to flowers and plants. My Dad lOVES to garden and always has enough fresh veggies for me too...so it's a win win situation for me. Flowers or veggies...both give such a wonderful since of satisfaction. To plant and see something grow is spirtual.

    Loved the quote you posted regarding the weather in San Fransisco. Quite appropiate.

    Sandy

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  3. Bravo Bev,
    No need to say anything else on your growing passion.

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  4. Thanks so much for placing my ad, it's appreciated.
    Sandy

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  5. @Bhing: Thanks for the well wishes. I especially need a good dose of that working with a new climate. How about a sunny window with pots of plants?

    @Sandy: I agree that gardening, whether flowers or vegetables gives amazing satisfaction. Well, particularly if they don't die!! :-) But as I've learnt, it's the process that matters, not necessarily the end result.

    @Martin: sorry to hear about your crops. As Sandy said, there is something spiritual about planting. I think the nurturing attention makes gardeners more patient people. And there is something amazing about seeing something grow, fruit, seed and then grow again. The cycle of life.

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