Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First Fruits

For the first time in over fifteen years, I have a garden to potter in, thanks to the wonderful and generous Emma Darwin.  (Emma and I met online months before we discovered a few years ago that our Real Life homes are mere yards apart.)

Take one author with a bad back, a generous and warm spirit and a neglected garden.
Add another author with a strong back, a determination to make time, but no garden.

Put them together and what have you got?

Beans, that's what.  And onions, garlic, potatoes, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes ... to add to the fennel, wild rocket, rosemary, thyme, parsley, chives, bay etc flourishing on my balcony.

So here I am, living on a council estate in the heart of the metropolis, feeding my family on home grown organic produce - and loving it!


Queenie said...

Beans, eh? And tomatoes? Blimey, you must have started early! Our bean plants are only two feet high, and our tomatoes half that, it's been such a cold spring. But it sounds as if you're doing great, and BTW I'll be round for dinner later ;-)

Debi said...

You know you have an open invitation, Queenie, though I should point out that the tomatoes are a long way off the salad stage.

Liane Spicer said...

Isn't it amazing how much better home grown tastes? And there's all the joy of tending and watching even before it gets to the table.

Don't have a garden of my own any more; live with my mom who grows everything she can but is very territorial about her yard. One day, one day...