At short notice I attended a seminar by a Master Gardener last night. It was titled “Planning Your Garden”. An unnamed member of my family said “What’s to know? Short plants in the front, tall plants in the back.” Such support!
Hot on the heels of last night’s new-found knowledge I went out this morning and rented a 1000 sq. ft garden plot from the city. Today was the day that people who didn’t rent last year could vie for a plot. Little did I know you could find out ahead of time which plots were available and you could have gone and previewed them. As I waited outside the office with other would be gardeners, they discussed which plots they were hoping for and how some were weed infested and some overgrown and neglected and I thought hmmmmm. Nonetheless a very pleasant and seemingly knowledgeable women-in-line ahead of us gave a few us of some suggestions about which plots seemed desirable. So i will garden with my friend…there may be considerable coffee drinking and laughing and perhaps not too much gardening. Some fresh potatoes and dill from my garden, enough to complement a summer’s meal would be enough of a reward in itself. Now which is taller -potatoes or dill?