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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.




This year I have planted three vegetables:







yellow wax bean



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


I’ll update on progress as the summer unfolds.

All my best,


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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    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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    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!


      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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        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.


        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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        June 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

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