Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Earth Babies and Food

I have a guest article on Earth Babies blog entitled "Sex After Childbirth." Please check it out when you have a minute, and leave your comments and tips. Thank you Barb and Sally, for hosting me. Much appreciated.

Last night I had my biggest harvest from my garden to date, and based on the quantities I should be able to keep myself well supplied with vegetables for the next two months at least. Which is nice, because I had that basic goal in mind when I first started the garden. As you can see, there's a lot of variety here. I also have beetroot,green and red peppers, spinach, herbs etc. I have about 12 of these pumpkins in varius stages of growth. They're huge, so I cut this one up and gave some of it to a neighbour, with some spinach and cucumbers.

And for many of you who think I know what I'm doing, yes, I grew up in a village, so everyone was always growing their own food (regardless of whether they could afford to buy or not) and I took it all in by osmosis. But no one actually sat me down to say, this is how you do it. And I didn't use any insecticides; wouldn't know ones to use if you sprayed me on my face with it. My gardening philosophy is usually, " let's see what I can't kill." And suprisingly, there's lots of plants that can survive my tender care.

I am fortunate that I have a yard living right in the middle of the city, but I'm also learning that some of the plants don't need so much space. I actually wasted a lot of space allowing the pumkins to run through the floor, rather than making them go up. I could have planted many more crops that way, I learnt.

Anyhoo, had a fair writing day yesterday. Need to pump up my processes and produce more content, because my deadlines are looming. And if you have a minute or so, please take this poll and tell mI we if taking an HIV test with your partner is a romantic gesture/can be made into a romantic gesture. I would really appreciate your input.
Have a good day!


Laura said...

Oh WOW look at all of that :) WELL DONE it looks awesome!

Trish Donmall said...

I hope I get that good a crop from my garden when it gets going properly. Well done! that's awesome.

Damaria Senne said...

thanks Laura, corinna

Tamara said...

Few things come close to the sense of pride I feel at harvesting delicious veg from my garden ;-)

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