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the season’s first garden bounty

August 5, 2009

A mere 3 years ago food was food was food to me.  Sure, I had a palate thirsty for high gravity brew, pizza slices the size of Prisus (is it Prii?), and the like, but that’s about it.  Editor’s note:  some of that hasn’t changed.  At the time the source, destination of, and overall impact of food were certainly not concerns, nor did I even dare think about how these ‘variables’ impacted the taste and quality of said item(s).

Fast forward to the present:  I’m smarter, sharper, and of course better looking.  Added together, I’m certainly more aware of all aspects of my food, which is why I started my (organic) urban garden, Hoboken style.  The fruits of my labor, literally speaking, are finally blooming away in spite of the coolest and rainiest summer on record:  the tomatoes taste like no supermarket tomato I’ve ever had (and that’s a good thing), the basil actually has flavor and isn’t lifeless, and the chili peppers are fresh, pungent, and spiced.  Below are just a few of the veggies growing out back.  Cheers.

Garden fruit

Garden bounty

Close up.

Close up.

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  2. August 6, 2009 3:30 pm

    Nice, getting a garden up myself! Holla!

  3. mriley08 permalink
    August 9, 2009 11:41 am

    Growing your own vegetable garden is such a joy! When I lived in Michigan, I had a 1/2 acre garden of everything from tomatoes to pumpkins. It was wonderful. Two years ago, I moved down to North Carolina and had to start over. While I don’t have enough room for a 1/2 acre garden, I built a few boxes for vegetables Our dirt here is…well…it’s sand. LOL So, I had to buy manure and soil I didn’t have enough money for all the dirt I needed so I did what I could. Not as good of a bounty as I had hoped this year, but I know it will be even bette nex year when I can add more dirt.

    Good luck with your garden! And if you are more aware now of what you are eating, perhaps you would be interested in my blog.


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