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Jelena Woehr

I'm growing two kinds of basil, three tomato plants (they are just starting to have little pea-sized green fruits on their branches!) and a sage plant on my 4th floor balcony. My first batch of pesto from my own basil plants is coming this weekend! I'll take pictures as well as pics of what I make with it -- planning on a veggie medley over pesto basmati rice, topped with crispy fried tofu. I may be growing some food on my balcony, but I have NOTHING on my mama, who not only gardens with a huge portion of her backyard but makes her own "ollas." They are porous clay pots that, when filled with water, slowly irrigate a garden. You can pour gray water recaptured from a sink into them without dumping a whole sink full of water on your garden at once!


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