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September rhymes with Remember: the garden is green and makes a pleasant scene in September to remember.

Images more for me than for anyone else, September registers as green. That's despite the dry weather over the Wintering.

What with this and that, I've run out of things to do.


The Milk Crate 'garden' has been extended with more herbs planted and experimental Goji berry bushes. I needs my supply of thyme and oregano -- my fix.

After a seed buying spree  and a rejig of my DIY seed raising mix I've now got a few dependents in my nursery. Who needs babies when they have seeds to care for? I've over planted in quantity but with the school garden to take up any excess I'm sure I can find foster homes for any wee things that raise their heads above the soil.

Cucumbers coming on nice...

I may be an annuals junkie but I am always keen to find perennials that fit within my cultivated space and culinary lifestyle. You can never have too many Dragon Fruits.

To the right there are 3 small ponds among all that green...and stuff a' hanging. Grew this corn over Winter.In the background some ladder-trellises. Up them doing fine are climbing beans.

We are  full of beans here at maison d'ave..

Outside my door...

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Comment by Dave Riley on September 13, 2018 at 21:33

Since I suffer from  ambivalence in regard to fruit trees i think I've finally approaching my keen to-harvest list :


  1. Lemon
  2. Lime
  3. Dragon Fruit
  4. Mulberry (red and white)
  5. Pomegranate
  6. Jabuticaba
  7. Pepino
  8. Pawpaw


  • Fig
  • Nashi Pear


  • Feijoa
  • Goji Berry

Not that growing trees of any kind works so well in my garden...but we always plant in hope, don't we?

I have a few Peruvian Apple cacti  (Cereus repandus) but I suspect it won't set fruit unless I intervene some how. If  it doesn't, out they go and I'll hunt down fecund specimens and plant those. The Jabuticaba has merely survived. The Limes have finally decided to express themselves as has the White Mulberry. I have a lot of agati or hummingbird tree (Red Sesbania Grandifloria) seeds to play with for the sake of the edible flower harvest.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on September 8, 2018 at 20:06

Looking good. 

Comment by Dave Riley on September 8, 2018 at 17:31

They aren't compost tubes but terracotta ollas (aka wine coolers) -- they water the crate.I'd think the volume of the crate would be a tad too small to compost in a central core like that.

Comment by Christa on September 8, 2018 at 9:15

Those red bonnets on your compost tubes look like my red geranium flowers, they are colouful.

What a great idea for herbs in those crates, I may pinch that idea. 

Comment by Dave Riley on September 8, 2018 at 9:02

Best source of milk crates are dump shops -- when the crates are there. I've been an avid collector for years. Here at maison d'ave we have many many crates deployed for various functions.

Comment by Dianne Caswell on September 8, 2018 at 6:09

Wow Dave all those pots, you look so organized. What and where did you get the frames that the pots are sitting in. I am also looking forward to seeing you and your garden later in the month.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on September 7, 2018 at 20:43

Great abundance! Looking forward to seeing it in the green later this month.

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