The Fruits of NO Labor

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!

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Green pepper and accidental weeds
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Plopped a branch from a neighbors fig tree in a pot – baby fig tree!
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Accidental Flowers 
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Accidental Strawberry plant
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Cucumbers that never turn green?
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Accidental “Compost” Garden and a few plant that are still unknown

 

6 thoughts on “The Fruits of NO Labor

  1. 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…

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