The Fruits of NO Labor

9 Jul

I’m an accidental gardener.  It’s a very inexpensive and quite a suspenseful, way to garden.

Let me explain:

I used to have a ginormous composting bin that was too hard for me to maintain.  Now, I just dig a hole in the garden dirt, throw in the compost “stuff”, cover it with dried leaves and more dirt.

VIOLA!!! All sorts of interesting, unknown, plants germinate and grow from the “compost” seeds.  Some times the accidental plants are flowers whose seeds blows in.  Sometimes the accidental plants even produce a crop.  One year I got  huge crop of bad tasting cantaloupe.

Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With silver bells, and cockle shells,
And kitchen refuse all in a row.

Here’s some pictures from my accidental garden for this year!


Green pepper and accidental weeds


Plopped a branch from a neighbors fig tree in a pot – baby fig tree!


Accidental Flowers 


Accidental Strawberry plant


Cucumbers that never turn green?


Accidental “Compost” Garden and a few plant that are still unknown


6 Responses to “The Fruits of NO Labor”

  1. phylor July 9, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    The best way to garden. The surprises must be wonderful!


    • CuriositytotheMax July 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      Not sure that ALL the surprises are “wonderful” but they ARE surprises!


      • phylor July 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

        You never know — you might grow a bean stock and some guy called Jack asking if he can go into your back yard.


  2. aeeda (@aaida) July 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm #



  3. Rick July 9, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    There are non-green cucumbers (many in fact, including purple and orange-ish). Maybe I’ll “dump” my compost bin and just dig a hole. Never have time to turn/water/aerate it anyway…


  4. Ramesh Sood July 9, 2014 at 3:45 am #

    Aha!! What a lovely way to create a garden!! Judy my coming here is no accident.. I came to enjoy a walk in your garden and to invite you to a party here:



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