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Gardening in my Veg-trugs

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In late May, I planted my Veg-trugs. Veg-trugs (available from Lee Valley Tools, Halifax) are small portable garden troughs perfect for a deck garden.

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This year I have planted three vegetables:

cucumber

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zucchini

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yellow wax bean

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As you can see, all are up. The maple seeds around each plant will sprout and will take lots of time to remove.

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I’ll update on progress as the summer unfolds.

All my best,

Jane

Written by jane tims

June 15, 2018 at 7:00 am

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  1. That’s great. Wonderful idea and hopefully you’ll get a great harvest.

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    rogermoorepoet

    June 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

  2. That’s very appealing. I get overwhelmed even thinking about vegetable gardening. For one thing, the experts always seem to insist one plants dozens of kinds of plants. I feel myself tense up just thinking about seed trays and grow light s and …..This brings it all down to a scale I think I could handle! The maple seeds are sure a familiar problem.

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    melissabluefineart

    June 15, 2018 at 11:51 am

    • I used to plant a huge garden but knees got in the way. Now what I do is very manageable … at a scale where I can use it to relax!

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      jane tims

      June 15, 2018 at 8:27 pm

      • Smart. What I’m wondering is how to undo the big gardens I created when I was young and ambitious. Somewhere along the line I planted a native vine, thinking if it is native, surely it won’t cause a problem??? Ha! So now I spend my summers out there with a whip and chair trying to rein it in. It has eaten my mock orange, a rose of sharon and 2 hydrangeas, and is headed this way!

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        melissabluefineart

        June 16, 2018 at 11:09 am

      • It all goes wild eventually. I planted a few things that have taken over. Should be a book called Invasion of the Invaders. My big garden is now a lawn, edged with current bushes, rhubarb, day lilies. Some of it was a pool for a few years and two young trees are planted there now. I love my Secret Lawn.

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        jane tims

        June 16, 2018 at 6:39 pm

      • It sounds magical.
        My plants had their own ideas of how my little garden would turn out. At first I panicked but I am beginning to relax. What the heck, right?

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        melissabluefineart

        June 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm


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