I have often (half)jokingly said that my plan for the apocalypse is not to become self-sufficient but to launch guerilla raids on other gardens should the need arise but around here I may not have to as people are so generous. This picture shows some produce that was given to me by my neighbour Chris from her vast garden during the summer:pak choi, rhubarb, strawberries and lettuce. I was going to ‘finish’ this picture when I put it aside and on finding it again this week I thought I liked it just the way it is.
By rights I should have green fingers. My parents have always kept a vegetable garden and tend it to this day, offering me all sorts of home-grown food as it comes into season but when I try to grow anything it seems to wither at my touch. This year I gave lettuces(letti?)and spinach a go. My lettuces bolted (which I never knew lettuces could do) presumably in terror and my spinach never even bothered to make an appearance.
I guess I am half-hearted about it and tending a garden takes a lot of dedication and patience and I admire people like my parents and Chris for what they do. One day maybe when I have more than a few pots and concrete yard for a garden I’ll give it a go. In the mean time I will have to depend on the kindness of my family and friends. How bad?
Here’s a link to the Grow Your Own website through which you should be able to connect with a group near you.. http://www.giyinternational.org/giy_groups/group/96
The cartoon is one of my own which I did during the Summer.