Adapting to Mother Nature

by Lynn Sterner
(Los Osos, CA)

Empty beds

Empty beds

Empty beds
Squash and melon
New herbs

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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