No Garden, But a Book Emerges

~February 2021~ Update
Well, the gardening did not go as planned. I was unable to get ripe goat manure and good top soil to start my little 4 x 7 ft. garden. I did manage to start rooting some fruit trees like mango, pear (avocado), lime and orange indoors. These I transplanted a few weeks ago. Hopefully they will thrive. What also did not go as planned is that instead of ending my Jamaica series with the Falmouth book (not yet available for sale as I am still hand-stamping them), my grocery shopping excursions steered me to create a book about the Chinese in Jamaica and their grocery store, corner shop trade. Here is a photo I took in the town of Duncans, not too far from Falmouth. It is what the Chinese corner stores looked like when I was growing up on the island in the late 1960s.

Here are some rudimentary sketches that may end up in my new book:

~September 2020~
Don’t laugh when I say I am creating a 4 x 7 ft. garden. This will be my first foray into no dig gardening and too, I am starting the garden right in the middle of the hurricane season. I have not been back on the island of Jamaica in many years so I will have to figure out what to plant when, and in which section of the garden to plant different kinds of vegetables, flowers and trees. This is why I am starting out with a 4 x 7 ft. garden bed. I have loaded myself down with seeds and will start first with an edible garden. If this no dig garden goes according to plans, a 4 x 7 ft. garden will give me more than I can eat by myself! I hope to source some calalloo and scotch bonnet seeds to include in my garden and will visit the local 4H Club to see what I can find. Stay tuned!

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  1. These look gorgeous. What lovely images and best of luck with your book. And your other projects. Sounds like you’re having a great time. Hope to hear from you soon. 🥰

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