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What a joy it is, a vegetable grower’s delight. Take some seeds, put them in the earth, tend to them, nurture them; watch empty spaces become dots of green, watch tiny leaves unfurl and grow, watch flowers, heads, roots and fruits emerge. It’s August and my bones are tired from weeding and watering, but the beauty of the ground beneath my feet makes it all worthwhile.

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  1. Sue #

    Nice garden and your pictures are lovely. We have a garden too and I have made and frozen a lot of tomato sauce this year. We have butternut squash in our garden for the first time and it is so much better than what we get in the store. It is also a hardy plant.

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    September 1, 2015
    • Thanks Sue. Squash is such a good plant to grow – it just seems to grow like wildfire for me. Delighted to hear your tomatoes came in well for you. It was my first year growing them and I was so happy with how they turned out.

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      September 1, 2015
  2. Stunning photos and amazing broccoli – how do you keep the cabbage moths away!

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    August 15, 2015
    • I’m not sure! There are holes in some of my cabbages but for some reason they didn’t touch any of the curly stuff!

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      August 15, 2015
      • you are just that good! watch out for next year, though. if i do cole crops again, i will probably use row covers. It’s so discouraging to see them grow beautifully, then be decimated by bugs – almost overnight!

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        August 15, 2015
      • I’m not sure what happened but I seem to have had one of those infestations since I took the photos. I now have both black fly and a ton of caterpillars. I picked off all the caterpillars this evening and sprayed with garlic-chilli spray for the black fly. Here’s hoping I can keep them in one piece until I can harvest them. You’re so right – it’s so frustrating to see your hard work pulled apart in no time.

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        August 15, 2015
      • oh, dear, i’m so sorry. it is almost impossible to get all those nasty green worms that devour your goodies. hope the garlic-chilli spray works!

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        August 16, 2015
      • Oh – and they still didn’t touch any of the curly stuff – only the white cabbage, broccoli leaves, Brussels sprouts leaves and cauliflower leaves. Funny.

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        August 15, 2015
      • what do you mean ‘the curly stuff’?

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        August 16, 2015
      • Sorry – we call cabbages that have knobbly leaves (as opposed to smooth leaves) curly. From my garden that includes curly kale (not pictured) and the savoy cabbage that’s in the cover photo. The bugs seem to prefer the smooth leaves – it’s probably easier for them to cling onto.

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        August 16, 2015
  3. Your hard work certainly has paid off. Beautiful plants & fruits of your labor 🙂

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    August 14, 2015
  4. Your veg look amazing! Well done!

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    August 14, 2015
    • Thanks Margaret! They have me exhausted but I am enjoying the eating!

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      August 14, 2015
  5. Those zucchini flowers are beautiful, indeed! You should fry them, that’s a real delight!

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    August 14, 2015
    • I’ve actually never had them fried, although I’ve heard they’re delicious that way. Unfortunately I don’t have a fryer at the moment. But I’m still enjoying eating them!

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      August 14, 2015
  6. Wow – those zucchini flowers are amazing! Happy times in the kitchen!

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    August 14, 2015
    • Busy times in the kitchen – I can’t keep up! Pity you’re not closer – fancy a few zucchini?!

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      August 14, 2015
  7. The fruits of hard labour …. I refuse to accept that anything is better in life

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    August 14, 2015

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