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Food on Fridays with Ann
We traveled so long in June, my husband and I decided not to plant a garden. We would be gone during the time it would need a lot of watering and weeding, and I didn’t want to come home to towering fox tails crowding out shriveled vegetable plants.
At the last minute, however, our dear friend and neighbor offered us some free tomato and pepper seedlings, and we couldn’t resist. My husband planted them, surrounding the plants with newspaper and grass clippings to keep down the weeds. Our neighbor offered to water while we traveled.
When we returned, the plants looked healthy. The unused section of the garden was indeed a jungle, but the tomato and pepper area remained clear of weeds. Maybe we would enjoy a harvest despite our neglect?
We traveled again for one week in late July and came back to toppled plants. We hadn’t properly staked our tomato cages and a wind gust knocked them over. My husband straightened the plants and cages, hammered in some metal fence posts to hold them upright, and came back in to show me the first fruits of our makeshift garden.
As you can see, we feasted that night.
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