Tag Archives: gardening

Dilly Beans: Where mad scientist, gardener, and cook meet and shake hands

It’s the point of summer where the garden stops playing coy and yields everything at once.  I love fresh green beans for dinner and don’t mind taking a few minutes to blanch what we don’t use and freeze them for … Continue reading

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readying

I am no lady, weeding deep as soil goes, elbows in and eager to seed, stopping to wave at my neighbor who says my kneeling is more a predictor of spring than inconsistent robins, but she’s not a dirt person, forgets … Continue reading

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a series of moments

mint should never be driven to grow taller than corn stalks.  still, here it is, flowering higher than my forehead and wide-leaved, still tasting of mint though my neighbors call it yerba buena & tell me to make tea, or … Continue reading

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squashed

gold and green on vines summer’s ripe frantic giving past appreciation of this heaviness heaving into sight desperate for handling rolling our eyes, tired of phallic snickers already how many times is something so green so generous going to announce itself … Continue reading

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planting

magic happens here, how buried seeds become life new leaves greeting sun  

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Gardenwalking–mantids and ‘maters :)

bright jewel-toned fruit taste sweet/acid in my mouth– homegrown tomatoes ***| they hiss and circle each other, 2 small soldiers war on the squash vine

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Weeding

The lesson is simple: Wear gloves, because this is muddy effort that works its way beneath fingernails the unplanned roots grab hard, unwilling to leave soil this well-tended & welcoming some are beautiful but leaving them will choke & stunt … Continue reading

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