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When I say some of my growing vessels are tiny, I’m not kidding.  This little clay pot is approximately 2 inches deep and 2.5 inches across.

I imagine one day that the cuban oregano growing inside will tip it over.  But not yet.

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Some folks think I yearn for a big field to garden, but I don’t.  I enjoy my few clay pots and random mugs filled with dirt, tucked in all sorts of corners and moved about as my whim and the sun does strike.

It has been fun this year to grow flowers, herbs and the occasional vegetable.  The trailing green growth and splashes of color have been inspiring, as well as occasionally quite tasty.  Most of the herbs have died back or faded away completely with a few exceptions like the oregano.

I planted a few new seeds on Saturday.  Spicy cress, fenugreek and more nasturtium.  The fenugreek has already started to sprout.  Perhaps I’ll be able to harvest it for Christmas. On Sunday I picked up some paperwhite bulbs with a goal to plant them in January and perhaps soon after photograph white winter blooms against a backdrop of falling snow. Until then, I have these herbs and, oh yes, that violet.

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Olives scooped out of a jar.  Oregano leaves pulled from little stems.  Everything tossed haphazardly onto salad greens.  A drizzle of olive oil.  Black pepper and salt.  A hunk of bread on the side.  An abstract, if tasty, lunch for sure.

 

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tomatoes with oregano

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