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It's true! I'm envious that you're already harvesting.

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Love a good marigold... well done Tom!

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Composting ideas! Great. Nice photos as well.

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A spring of cool air warmed by the sun and now rain, deserve at least a mention in all this compost, compost, compost talk. May your ideas bloom as well, Tom.

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From a non-gardner I give you a big brown thumbs up! I'm looking forward to your composted ideas, Tom, because I know they'll be fresh.

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Brilliant work, Tom - I'm in awe of all your fabulous produce!

The rest of my family are accomplished horticulturists, and I'm the non-gardener. Despite my feelings that I won't get to harvest anything, so far I've got some four-inch high runner bean plants, seedlings of rocket (which you guys call arugula over there) and lettuce, AND - not grown from seed this time, but accepted as a ready-made freebie from my mum - a summer squash plant. Fingers crossed they haven't all turned up their toes by July....! 🤣

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Jun 18, 2023Liked by Tom Pendergast

Wow, that's going to be quite the bounty. And fresh veggies are the best.

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Jun 18, 2023Liked by Tom Pendergast

Aww! This post is an honor!!

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Also envious! Barely have sprouts thanks to a wet and unpredictable spring so far. Can’t wait to read the essay that’s cooking in the background, too.

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Love this post, Tom. Your new beds came out great! My wife and I started gardening and composting last year. I think it’s something we’ll continue to work at for the rest of our lives.

Nothing beats fresh veggies from the garden! 🥗

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Wow! So cool! Very impressive. I think of my ideas like this too, but I say they’re simmering like a good stew.

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Enjoy your break, mate.

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Lovely. I moved recently, and now I have a yard for the first time in my adult life. I've always lived in cities. I want to plant some stuff, but I have no idea what I'm doing. Also, every houseplant I've ever owned has died.

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Jun 22, 2023Liked by Tom Pendergast

I have serious compost envy. That is some of the richest I've ever seen. Damn. Great photos, too - you've had some beautiful weather over there!

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I love your marigold border! Lovely garden. I had a compost pile that I was turning and cooking for about a year, then I had to abruptly remove it from its location and I never established a new pile. It was fascinating to watch lettuce butts and orange peels turn into black gold in just a few months.

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