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Monday, June 22, 2009

Leaving well enough alone

I've been ill for several days -- nothing serious, but enough to keep me indoors and resting and napping for hours at a time. Meanwhile, we've had rain, sun, rain, more rain, followed by sun and a hot, humid weekend. When I finally ventured outside toward the garden, I found...

Spinach! Enough to harvest, clean, and cook! I predict a crockpot full of chicken- spinach stew soon.

Peas! Last year the beans hogged all the sun. This year I planted the peas in front, and the beans are lagging behind. What next? We'll see. the beans are reaching for their trellis behind the pea plants.

Those maple seeds, though -- those seeds on helicopters coming from the HUGE silver maple in my neighbor's yard -- they're making headway. Now that I'm up and about, it's time to gently tie the tomato plants to their supports and (growl) weed out the baby maple trees.


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Khrys said...

Hope you are feeling better Daisy! Your plants are looking great!