Tag Archive: edible container gardening

State of the Garden (and Making Space)

If there is a shortage of space in one direction, before giving up, try another direction.  In a tiny garden, using vertical space opens lots more opportunities.  In our own bodies (and minds), taking advantage of different ways of getting to a particular place can make embodiment that much fuller.

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hops vine, cherry tomatoes and butternut squash

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State of the Garden (Happy May Day)

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Thanks to the farmers who come in to town, I know the people who gather the eggs and milk the goats to make cheese. Thanks to my friend Jess, who left a tub of sourdough starter on my porch Friday morning, and my inspiration to make dough to rise overnight between dinner with neighbors and going to bed, I have homemade sourdough bread.  With such a fairly wet and very active chef, it was pretty successful to do a sort of hybrid of the New York Times’ no knead bread, which I kneaded, but not for 10-15 minutes, and Martha Rose Shulman’s no-yeast sourdough country bread (in Great Breads).

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State of the Garden (and Pesto)

What I harvested between a morning thunderstorm and starting my day’s work.  Pesto for dinner was not optional.  Along with the basil, I used leaves from the celery and some of the scallion greens, along with garlic from a friend’s garden.  Instead of pine nuts, I used a combination of hemp hearts and walnuts, which together give a similar smoothness as pine nuts, but nutritionally richer and much less expensive.

morning harvest

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Morning Puja

This morning, after I stretched and then sat for meditation, I went out in the garden.  I watered and weeded.  I picked greens and herbs and cherry tomatoes to bring to work as part of my lunch.

I usually work from home on Friday, but had to go in for an intense series of meetings.

I picked these glorious turnips for our office administrative assistant.  She is now the only support person in our office, and she is thus unsupported herself.  She enjoys when I share edibles from the garden.

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