Despite what may have been my past perspective, I have reduced the size of the garden that grows my veg.
Given my space quotient, compared to my BLF peers, this may seem an anathema.
But there were reasons why:
Practice matters. ...and doing homework.
Despite the dry weather too.
In the grand scheme of things I have not, as yet, proven anything -- but I'm enamoured with the prospect of creating a Vetiver 'model' kitchen garden... in the subtropics.
In the meantime, now that I am finally free of the flu, it is this patch of green that serves as my primary therapy.
Indeed, I am so proud that the beds are green -- and the paths and 'lawn' are not.
Aside from the Vetiver I'm currently growing spring onions, various radishes, cabbages, tomatoes,Yacón,cucumbers, corm, sweet and chili peppers, climbing beans, garlic, bottle gourd,tromboncino, chokoes, Madagascar beans, Okinawan spinach, Warrigal Greens, Sambung, Nopales (prickly pear), rocket, bok choy, Kang Kong, leaf celery, mustard greens, pigeon peas, asparagus, mitsuba, Florence fennel, thyme, oregano, coriander, chives, parsley, Mexican coriander/culantro, katuk, moringa, chaya, pumpkin, cassava, Piper lolot, curry leaf..
We won't mention the fruit trees. Not much to see there.
I guess I should mention the poultry.
I expanded their run to take in the 'orchard'. The original run was big and this one is almost three times the size. So the chickens are very happy campers.
4 hens is all. Eat the weeds and other things. Pigs with feathers.
As you know, when chickens take up residence the earth at their feet becomes Ground Zero. They scratch and eat it bare. So long as they cannot up end the fruit trees -- saplings really -- co-existence seems to be working.
They also get to see me every time I come outside. As lifestyle options go, I'm appreciative of being deferred to as a god: purveyor of fine foods, ruler of the poultry universe.
Some one cares...and we're bonding big time my groupies and I.
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