Friday, July 13, 2012

Jimmy's Emerald Isle



This is my beach farm neighbor and the sea of green before you is his plot. It puts mine to shame. His tomatoes no blight, his eggplant is two feet tall (mine have finally put on a second set of leaves). He packs in more plants than I can imagine. He already has ripe tomatoes, corn, peppers, and cucumbers.

Clearly I'm green with envy. So, what's his secret?

Each year he adds 20 new bags of topsoil and compost. And evidence suggests blue crystals dissolved in water. Now I understand those cups and bottles. They represent heavenly manna pouring right into his plot.


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