Garden: dverse Quadrille

Written for dVerse Poets Pub: https://dversepoets.com/2020/08/10/how-does-your-garden-grow-dverse-quadrille/

My Garden

It isn’t just for gnome men  
or even just for gnome girls  
it’s more for things like cucumbers  
with tendrils and their curls.  
It is a place of wonder,  
of feasting, and for fun. 
A garden is a utopia  
when the growing is done. 

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

29 Comments

  1. This made me chuckle at the end! Yes – utopia when the garden season is over! I’m getting sick of squash. At least they are smaller than the zucchini from last year!! Your cucumber looks amazingly healthy.

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    1. I used to grow squash but I can’t remember when or why but I can’t eat it anymore. It makes me gag just thinking about it! I guess in soup it would be okay. They do take a lot of room. I don’t know how long my cukes will last. A lot of the leaves are starting to die. I have pickled a lot of them because we can’t eat them fast enough.

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    1. It’s all about plant food. I have to be better now that my tomatoes are coming in because without the right vitamins they rot on their bottoms. One of the very best plant foods is banana water. Take a banana peel. Chop it up and put it in a bowl of water, I use 4 cups of water. Cover the bowl and leave it on your counter for at least 36 hours. Strain the peels out and then use that water to feed your plants. Bananas are supposed to have the most beneficial vitamins for all plants. My indoor plants love it.

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  2. I like that you introduced the idea of the garden as a place to cultivate food. Flowers are beautiful, but home-grown food is the best! Of course, I would never attempt to grow anything myself, given my track record with flowers…

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    1. I think vegetables are a bit easier, in a way. They like to keep growing bigger even when ignored, where as flowers die…Not true of everything. One year I didn’t pick cucumbers for a while. When I went out they were the size of large zucchini! At least a foot long and probably 6 inch diameter! They were terribly sour though.

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