Gertie’s Garden

by joetwo

My Aunt Gertie was into her GYO (grow your own). She loved fresh veg straight out of the ground.

She had a large garden were she’d work. She wouldn’t use it all at any one time though. She always kept about half it fallow.

“Letting the weeds grow wild and giving birds space to thrive fulfills me more than any basket of fresh greens.”

But she was never short. The ground’s rest meant it was more fertile the next year, giving baskets of food.

“There’s a lesson there” She would say over fresh salad “Sometimes it’s best to leave things be.”

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Written for the Light and Shade Challenge of June 20th 2014

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