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Vegetables

There was a square of earth which used to be a garden behind the shed. When we moved in a year ago, it had one massive Oregano bush in it, and what seemed like a licorice type herb - maybe anise. The Oregano had been there at least two years - it was so large, and smaller Oregano plants had even seeded from it in other beds 5-10 feet away. We left the oregano there through the winter, and in Springtime:

- pulled the Oregano and everything else out
- Added numerous bags of fresh soil and mushroom compost
- Added a beautiful stone border around the whole thing. That was a surprise - I came home one day and he had done it.

Here's how it looked after the above:

We bought:
- 6 tomato plants - 1 cherry, 1 grape, 2 plums, 2 big round.
- 3 peppers - 1 red, 2 green
- 2 cucumber plants
- bibb lettuce
- arugula
- green beans
- corn

Picture right after I planted them:

Pictures now:




The bounty is rolling in. Most profusive are the cucumbers - at least 10 massive ones so far from two tiny plants. One of them is a "sweet" cucumber. And they keep coming. We haven't bought any salad ingredients for a month. The bibb lettuce and arugula are delicious. I've had no problems with any critters so far - cross fingers.


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