The “Salad Days” of Gardening

“These were the happy days, the salad days as they say…….. “Our love for each other was stronger than ever, but I preminisced [sic] no return of the salad days.”  `H.I. “Hi” McDunnough Raising Arizona

Gift From a Neighbor Gardener

Silhouette Amongst the Clover and Dollarweed

The beginning of the Salad Days

So far, so good with the rented allotment from Skidaway Farms! The plot was cleared for us; then Alex spread out a huge load of compost to enrich the soil. We have gardened in past houses, but in the last few places we have lived  due to homeowner’s rules, home gardens were not allowed. Our girls were the driving force behind this venture saying their retired father needed a hobby to keep him busy. It has kept both of us busy-Alex with the back breaking work and myself with figuring out how far apart to space the plants and giving my opinion! 

We have several varieties of tomato plants-Cherokee Purple, Brandywine Red-both Heirloom tomatoes, Husk cherry tomato, Japanese eggplant, Tomatillos, basil, chives and the real reason we planted the garden-OKRA! 

The first two photos are my contribution to BWW #125 hosted this week by Sanhita of Pocketful of Spices. If  you read by blog regularly, you will be very familiar with Black and White Wednesday, but for those of you who are first time readers, the history and rules for submitting and hosting can be found here .


  1. S Roy
    April 16, 2014 / 7:29 am

    How wonderful to have a salad garden! And very nice gift from neighbours too. Thanks for participating, Lynne.

  2. Simona Carini
    April 16, 2014 / 11:18 pm

    Nice! Onions are quite photogenic and you got a gorgeous one there. Good luck with your efforts.

  3. Martha
    April 21, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    Let me know when the okra's ready. I'll be down for a visit.

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