by Karen Dustman

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May 3, 2013
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Enjoying fruits of a self-sown garden

It’s the best time of the gardening year: enjoying the fruit of things you never planted. While my husband is out in the greenhouse toiling away (40 flats of carefully-planted seeds, and counting), I’m already reaping an early harvest from last year’s garden. The spinach is up all over, scattered wide by the wind. Asparagus, too, is ready for picking, with not an ounce of my effort toward this delightful crop. The large tarragon plant that resurrects itself every year has already put out six inches of new growth. Best find of all: a veritable green carpet of cilantro, trying …

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