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Remember a couple of months ago when GC and I got our community garden plot? Well the most amazing thing has happened! We planted stuff, it grew, and now we’re EATING it. I’m not even kidding!

Harvest

Harvest

Last night we ate a green pepper and some tomatoes and swiss chard from our very own garden patch. And a strawberry too. (Yes, just one. But it was the best strawberry either one of us had ever tasted.)

And look at this. Zucchini bread! I made it this afternoon from a homemade zucchini!

Homemade Zucchini Bread made with Homemade Zucchini

Homemade Zucchini Bread made with Homemade Zucchini

I had no idea it was so easy to make a vegetable. You just give it a little bit of a helping hand to get started – like, you push a seed into the soil – and then it practically makes itself.

Zoom & GC's Garden Patch

Zoom & GC's Garden Patch

Every time we visit the plot, which is about twice a week, we’re astounded by how much bigger everything is. You’d think we’d get used to it, but we don’t. We’re amazed every single time.

It’s magic.

12 comments to Magic

  • grace

    And that is why I love my job and miss my garden with all my heart.

  • Gwen

    That is awesome! I am enjoying my first tomatoe plant. It’s in a pot though. There’s nowhere on our property to plant a garden really. Wonder how they keep the rodents out of yours? I know they have resident cats in the community garden by us.

  • This is why I garden, too. It’s a window into the incredible tenacity, persistence and beauty of life. I rejoice with the first tender shoots of green in the spring; nurture, thin, pinch, mulch, and discourage bugs all through the summer; put my beds to sleep in the fall after reveling in the harvest; and dream all winter long of the life to come.

  • Yum! Can we have your zucchini bread recipe?

  • It really is magic. We’re growing Tomatoes, Garlic, Peas, and Pumpkins. (I planted beans, but they don’t appear to be thriving…)

    It really is neat though, to see how everything grows. I need to weed more, but it’s mostly just clover ;)

  • Nat

    Oh lovely… care to share your zucchini loaf recipe with us?

  • Here’s the recipe: Mom’s Zucchini Bread. There might be better ones out there, and I’m sure there are healthier ones, but this one’s pretty tasty.

  • Julia

    The local rabbits kept eating my lettuce but finally they gave up and it grew enough for us to have our first salad made from home-grown lettuce last night. It was swell.

    Congrats on your bounty!

  • I love the magic of the garden :-)

    Nature Girl and Wind Thing have a favorite garden book called And The Good Brown Earth, it has a repeating line through all four seasons “And the good brown earth got on with doing what the good brown earth does best”

    I think you’d love it :-)

  • XUP

    I think it’s so serendipitous that you have this garden at this particular time in your life.

  • great vege patch. I’ve got lettuce, rocket, basil, mint and rosemary growing in pots….

  • I think the timing of the garden is serendipitous too. I was thinking about that just last night as I was stir-frying a whole bunch of veggies, some of which were from my garden. It all ties together so well – the illness, the craving for healthful foods, especially veggies, and the veggie garden.