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February 2009 garden

Our garden has been giving us a lot of pleasure this month, as we've begun to harvest more from it. It is exciting that Dave has now completed all the beds and we are able to see the design come together.

We planted gem squash, a South African favourite that is not sold here in Australia. We are planning to keep most of them for winter (they keep up to 12 months) but Dave couldn't resist harvesting one and preparing it the right way, boiled whole then halved and served with a dab of butter and salt and pepper. These photos were taken on February 7.

This is a more recent photo, taken on Sunday. Dave is the resident waterer, and I am the resident planter/harvester/main cook and preserver. I think it is a good deal, because watering takes a long time each day!

Dave is becoming increasingly passionate about knowing where our food comes from and participating in its production. He's been mulling over many agrarian ideas.

Deb  – (February 26, 2009 at 1:18 AM)  

Sherrin ~ I loved seeing your garden! It has dramatically increased and improved since your early plantings. I love raised bed gardening, and the one that Dave has made is very nice. You must really be enjoying the fruits of your labors. And...I agree, watering takes a long time. I know from experience!

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