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A small compact garden can yield enough for daily meals.

Time to enjoy the vegetable garden

I love my vegetable garden, especially now. I am now able to pick a few vegetables and then prepare them for dinner. I am currently eating a lot of Greek salads with all the cucumbers and tomatoes that have matured.

I have a lot of vegetables crammed into a small space and some pots. Everything seems to be thriving and I really haven't put that much effort into care. The rain we have had so far has cut down on the need to water. I did water daily during the short hot spell we had.

I have also have also had very few weeds to pull out. Between the mulch and the tight space of the vegetable plants the weeds don't have much of an opportunity.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)