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SINGING IN THE GARDEN

VARIETIES OF VEGETABLES
GROWING OVER THE ARCH

The second structure was also free. I planted sunflowers, which I've always done, but planted many more varieties to make a sort of living wall on the north end of
my garden. At one end, I planted the seeds in a threefoot-wide circle. They've grown into the walls of a lovely
secret room. If I scrunch down, I can sit amongst leaves
and stalks and peer up at bees bumping yellow flowers
against a blue sky.
The third structure would cost the average gardener
about $50 to build. For me, it was also free because we
never throw anything away on the farm. Two 16-foot
welded wire cattle panels arch gracefully down the middle of my garden. Held in place by rows of rebar along
each side, they make a living tunnel that is slowly being smothered in cucumbers, baby watermelons, vining
squash and cantaloupe.

CUCUMBER: Diva, Summer Dance Hybrid
SQUASH: Butterbush Hybrid Winter, Early Prolific Straightneck
WATERMELON: Yellow Buttercup Hybrid
CANTELOUPE: Tuscany

It doesn't look like the one I saw online, but I can see
some promise of beauty to come. There are small squash
and melons, dangling like ornaments, all along the walls
of the tunnel. I have hopes that the vines will reach
all the way to the top, which is about five feet off the
ground, and then dangle their fruits down into the shady
arch below.
When I sit out on my front porch in the evening, with
a plate of sliced tomatoes set on the table in front of me, I
admire my garden. It's decorative, but like a truly beautiful woman, there's more than meets the eye. So, I raise a
slice of tomato and toast my success with these words,
"Please pass the salt."

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