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Sunshine on my garden (would make me happy)

By Penny Stine

This is a testament to the hours and hours I spent listening to pop music as a kid – I can’t think of much without thinking of song lyrics. So when I think about sunshine, I can’t help but hear John Denver singing about sunshine on his shoulders.

But it’s true that more sunshine on my garden would make me extremely happy. I have big shade trees in my yard, which I love because they keep my house cool. They also make it tricky to find a good spot to garden.

 

 

My gardening buddy, Jan, has no shade trees blocking her garden. Check out her Thai basil…

I cut about six cups of leaves from her plant to experiment with a Thai basil pesto. We’re eating it tonight with grilled shrimp and pasta – I’ll let you know if it’s any good and share the recipe if anyone’s interested.


 

 

 

Jan and I split a packet of kale seeds. This is how it looks in her garden. 

 

 

 

 

This is my shady kale:

 

 

It tastes fine when roasted, but I’ve got to pick a lot more kale leaves from my puny little plants!
 

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