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Small, small garden

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Arthritis means my days of the big garden are over. But I can still enjoy digging in the earth, planting seeds, pulling weeds and harvesting, just on a smaller scale.


On our deck are two Veg Trugs (Lee Valley Tools used to sell them) and one bag of soil, slit open and supported on a metal frame. In the ‘gardens’ I have two snow pea plants, three yellow wax bean plants, three parsley plants and one cucumber plant.



Each day for the last month, I sit on the deck and nibble on my ‘harvest for the day.’ Sometimes it’s one bean pod and a snow pea pod, sometimes two beans, sometimes a cucumber sandwich. Seems small, but I think I enjoy these little sessions more than the buckets of produce I once harvested from my garden.


Written by jane tims

August 30, 2019 at 7:00 am

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  1. Simple pleasures are the best. Maybe there’s something about getting older that helps us appreciate that more often. Would love to try one of your cucumbers.

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    Barbara Rodgers

    September 1, 2019 at 8:54 am

    • It would be squishy and gross by the time it got to you (by mail)! Today my cucumber vine made it into the tree above so I hope I can reach the cucumbers to be!


      jane tims

      September 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm

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