The garden, one month along


As you can see (provided you’re not a blind reader), the new garden is coming along very nicely. The greens – spinach, romaine and red leaf lettuce, edible chrysanthemum, chard and 3 Asian varieties are bounteous – we’ve been eating them in salads, braised or in soup for a week now – few things taste better than these very fresh, tender greens which have gone from garden to table, sometimes in minutes.

The herb garden now boasts chives, cilantro, tarragon, basil, parsley, rosemary and thyme (so far). Snow peas are doing well in one box, and our early tomatoes are in place, as are the pole beans. Shallots line the margins of one box, and Grace’s radishes, carrots and marigolds are doing well, too. Lavender lines a south-facing wall – I can’t wait for the summer sun to heat the plants, raising that wonderful south-of-France aroma.

I’m happy enough, even on these chill spring days, to just sit in the garden, and listen to the wind and neighborhood sounds, leafy abundance sparkling all around. I positioned our WiFi hub high in the house, thus extending coverage reliably to the garden. I’ve taken our lightweight laptop out there twice, and never opened it. Lately, I don’t even bother taking it along…


About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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3 Responses to The garden, one month along

  1. Mike Ridey says:

    Life is good, Chris. Life is good.

  2. cg says:

    Yea, verily. The radishes and greens are good, too…

  3. Anonymous says:

    Another former high tech worker starts forsaking technology.

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