GARDEN DAYS!

When I grew up in rural southwestern Ontario, Dufferin County, to be exact, I was surrounded by acres and acres of farm land. Cash crops and pasture fields predominated the landscape.
However, land that drew my attention the most was a chunk of soil designated for gardening. Have to say that it wasn't everybody's favourite chore but it proved worthwhile when fresh vegetables were ready for the picking or prepping to freeze for cooking during the long cold winters.
Half of the large garden was reserved for potatoes. Rows of beans and peas and beets lined up beside the cucumbers and onions and tomatoes.
Today, it is a different story. Living in a city, I have turned to container gardening on the deck. Cherry tomatoes, peppers and herbs are the choices for this year along with some lettuce and squash.
Having just tasted the first salad harvested from a lettuce assortment, I am certain that I will try to grow this again. Looking forward to trying the squash, a first! 
Good luck with your gardens!
2015 LETTUCE & BASIL!
2015 LETTUCE & BASIL!
2015 PATTYPAN SQUASH
2015 PATTYPAN SQUASH
2015 CHERRY TOMATO PLANTS
2015 CHERRY TOMATO PLANTS
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ACHIEVEMENT — PHOTO CHALLENGE

Achievement comes in many forms and guises.

Looking back, I can identify various milestones along the way.

One achievement that brings a lot of satisfaction involves the development of a container garden on the deck behind my house. On a snowy November day, just thinking about the plans for next year’s planting provides a great distraction from all this beautiful white snow that is covering the landscape. 🙂

2014 ON DECK FOR CONTAINER GARDEN & WRITING
2014 ON DECK FOR CONTAINER GARDEN & WRITING

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Have a great week!