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  •  Ours is actually small and poorly kept (1+ / 0-)
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    high uintas

    ten 4x8 raised beds. The neighbors all oo and ah, and people stop to look walking by, just because no one seems to have gardens. Big fish small pond.

    We still have tomatoes that are fresh. Brought them in must be a month ago, wrapped in newspaper when they were green, still good.

    Great post by the way. I dont' think we could feed ourselves out of the garden. We'd have to learn to grow potatoes and cabbage.

    “Conservation… is a positive exercise of skill and insight, not merely a negative exercise of abstinence and caution…” Aldo Leopold

    by ban nock on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 07:03:18 PM PST

    •  Actually, you'd be fine. (1+ / 0-)
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      Potatoes and cabbage are auto-pilot crops.  The biggest challenge is keeping the pests from eating them up.  Early mornings in the summer inevitably find me with a jar of soapy water, picking those disgusting potato beetle larvae.

      Lucky you!  You've got tomatoes.  Usually, by the season's end I'm so tired of them I give all the green ones to my mother-in-law, who was a Depression child and whom I've caught rifling my garden waste, looking for cast-offs when she could just pick perfectly formed vegetable.  She can't bear the idea that something is going to waste.

      "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

      by DrLori on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 04:33:11 AM PST

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