Adapting to Mother Nature
by Lynn Sterner
(Los Osos, CA)
My garden does not really change much with the seasons. The poppies have finished blooming because the rain has stopped. I have emptied two beds which I am going to convert to Zen gardens with sand and rocks. The plants in these areas were not growing well and I wanted to cut back on water. I moved the plants I wanted to keep to others beds in this garden. I could not resist adding spaghetti squash, heirloom summer squash, and heirloom melon plants. I also added lemon grass, a plant called curry that smells like curry, and epazote.
At the bottom of the picture you can just see the top of my ginger plant that I moved, it is growing much better, so is the sorrel I moved. I have started to harvest the beets. I should now be able to sustain the garden on water collected from the kitchen and shower.
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