Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

The Acorn squash has fallen to the slug.Lifespan 24 hours. So too have Marie’s entire bean planting in plot beside me. Marie is a master gardener who knows what she’s doing. I am a hapless gardener whose essentially completely hopeless at gardening, but Marie seems happy to be beside me because I have good jokes. This demon slug has mowed his way through the known and the not known and filled his belly with every bean I planted. Marie has the compensation of an incredible pea wall that’s so abundant it may topple and crush that blighter of a slug.

I am now in fresh pursuit of a Sooke rocket plant (arugula) from the same gardener who gave me the incredible Sellafield strawberry plant. My major red mission in the clay domain. Rocket was in every garden I saw in Ireland. The phrase oh my God your rocket is doing so well was regularly invoked and we ate tons of it. Beans are so yesterday. Rocket is where it’s at. I bet Iggy Pop eats Rocket.

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