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Fire seed and fire feed - A little less than a happy high
komos
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Fire seed and fire feed
Last night marked the first harvest from our vegetable garden, a fact which made me extraordinarily proud in spite of having virtually nothing to do with it. We haven't even staked out our raised bed, but we have a composter, and healthy kale is growing out of its side. I'm not even sure what part capable of laying down roots ended up in there since we almost always use our kale stems as stock base, and to the best of my knowledge nothing resembling seed went to the pile.

I'm betting on parthenogenesis.
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dr_alycat From: dr_alycat Date: April 27th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is awesome! We just started growing some veggies, both from seeds and seedlings, including kale. I hope we get a harvest, too!
komos From: komos Date: April 27th, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Our current plan is to drop a 4'x6' bed with some olla for irrigation. The latter are probably not strictly necessary, but I love the idea, so...

Are you still doing container gardening? Have any interest in things like pattypan squash or cascabel chile seed?

cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: April 27th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
We're doing broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, butternut squash, kale, chard, blueberries (hopefully) and herbs. That's likely enough for novice container gardeners.
dr_alycat From: dr_alycat Date: April 27th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
But thank you for offering, he meant to say ;)
komos From: komos Date: April 27th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's cool. We have lingo. ^^
komos From: komos Date: April 27th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish you better luck than you had last go. One lesson learned? Mint is incredibly invasive and apparently hard to kill. Ours was eaten to the stem repeatedly last season, but it sent shoots through their boxes and I'm still picking shoots out of my thyme. Plant it in its own pot.
coraline From: coraline Date: April 27th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
NOM NOM KALE.
komos From: komos Date: April 27th, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
I picked you som kale but then I eated it.
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komos From: komos Date: April 27th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I had no idea. I was going for the folksy round sung in the original Wicker Man when all the young girls were jumping a fire to ensure their fertility.

Now, try not to think of morris dancers.
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