Monday, November 10, 2008
Corner Garden with Wall
Probably one of the oldest front-yard vegetable gardens in the Dunbar area of Vancouver, this garden could well have existed before the authors of The 100 Mile Diet were born. When I spotted this garden one spring many years ago, the gardener shared some extra Romaine lettuce seedlings with me. The decorative cement block wall around the garden gives it a southern European feel, and that is echoed by what is seen growing here in October: tomatoes, celery, and escarole. Tomatoes are ripening under the plastic "roof" because in most areas of Vancouver, in order to avoid blight, it is necessary to protect tomatoes from rain in this way.