Mon 26 Jul, 2010
Patience is a virtue, and according to Emerson, weeds are plants whose virtues have yet been discovered.
It takes colossal patience for a new and watchful gardener not to pull something that is growing in the wrong place or looks like an unwanted water and soil predator. However, with time and lots of patience, a would-be weed could grow into something to harvest and enjoy at the table.
This weed’s virtues are known (summer squash) even though it is growing from one of our compost bins, and so we have the patience it takes to let it ripen in order to enjoy it at our common table.
Hopefully the highway department will not install the temporary road for the construction work before we can sink our teeth into our unexpected crop. The road will put the compost bin behind a fence and make it inaccessible.
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