shaunc wrote: What do the rest of you do in your garden to put some food on the table. It can also help with Dana as I always grow more than we need so I've got a bit to give away to the neighbours & occassionally to the monks at the Thai temple in town.
greentara wrote:shaunc, It's good to get your hands in the dirt, it keeps you grounded and feel the grass between your toes.
Today everything's so artificial... its a worry.
I've got no chooks but love the crooning noises they make from deep in their throats. I've got fennel, chives, sage and silver beet growing in the garden which is great to throw into a large pot of bubbling vegetable soup....fresh as. Also planted green peppers but it was a battle with the snails. I had parsley growing but some 'bright spark' in the family pulled it out, thinking it was a weed!
Anytime you are in Eugene send me a note, we would love to have visitors. Tonight we are having vegetable soup and steamed red wheat buns. My grandson in the first picture, I have 3 grandsons, gave me a cold. He is 3 1/2 and a little lovable monster. Not a good night to visit unless you want a cold too. I'm bragging here, I learned how to make tofu from scratch. We can't grow the soy beans up here but I buy in bulk from our local organic localvore cooperative.futerko wrote:Sounds wonderful. What time is dinner?
"(And I know' there is one for you)When we get the hump- Cameelious hump- The hump that is black and blue! The cure for this ill is not to sit still, Or frowst with a book by the fire; But to take a large hoe and a shovel also, And dig till you gently perspire"Kim O'Hara wrote:http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_hump.htm
lobster wrote:Forcing daffodils for Xmas. Have jasmine and pears, herbs and bay tree. A fox sleeping area, a Buddha watching the birds bathe. A pond. Roses growing up a cherry tree. Such a tiny garden, so much action. We grew a few beans, peppers and peas. Rosemary will be available soon. I like to recycle, we have two large compost bins. I found some garden pots. Maybe tomorrow will fill them with recycled compost and grow . . . something . . .
shaunc wrote:The area I live in can be notoriously dry in summer, so far I've been lucky with the rain but I also know that my luck won't hold forever. Sometimes the local council can put water restrictions on us that either limit or even eliminate the use of outdoor water. To sidestep this problem today I connected a hose from our washing machine to the vegetable patch so basically every time someone (usually my wife) runs the washing machine the vegetable patch gets watered. With this method it's important that the grey water doesn't come in contact with any vegetable that will be eaten raw like tomatoes.
Just a tip for people that live in dry areas.
tidathep wrote:Sawaddee Ka...Reddust,
I love your garden story very much...and the grilled tofus look so yummy...please let me add FRIED TOFU with sweet/sour sauce...
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