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It’s still April but my garden is producing fruit already! I have had several salads from my cut-and-come-again salad bowl; used fresh basil and two tomatoes in my homemade tomato sauce; fresh rosemary and thyme in my roasted chicken; fresh cilantro in homemade guacamole; and used fresh lavender leaves in a homemade hair detangler spray. I’ve even had a single strawberry already! If you thought that gardening required a whole lot of digging, weeding, and tons of space, think again. My garden isn’t even halfway planted, but it is already producing like crazy, and it all fits in about 1/3 of my small deck. Take a look at these photos:


My first strawberry!


My first tomatoes!


Many more soon to come!

One corner: Big boy tomatoes, broccoli, kale, and spinach.


(From left to right) Strawberries, heirloom tomatoes seedlings, lavender, herb bowl (basil, rosemary, dill, Italian flat leaf parsley, thyme, cilantro, oregano, and sage), lettuce bowl, carrot seedlings. The milk jugs act as a greenhouse to protect the seedlings.


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