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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Macro, food and sustainability

Dad and me have started to discover the other features of our digital camera - a simple point and shoot. Although we have had it for sometime now, it must be the routine of a staycation during the holidays, or maybe its simply time to move on from doing "auto" shots, to the more complex macro, sepia and what-have-you's.
To teach sustainability and the science of photosynthesis (Well, not really. But seriously, just to show you girls how a seed grows into something magnificent), we tried to start a vegetable garden this year. We've planted potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsley, coriander, basil, rosemary, corn and tomatoes. But the snails (this is a wild guess as we never really caught the culprits) have always gotten to the leaves and the fruits ahead of us. Alice was already growing a full roma tomato when the next day everything was all gone - tomato and leaves!
Right now, all that's left is the resilient rosemary, the newly planted (about 6 months ago) corn,
the mint (supermarket-bought that magically grew roots when I placed them in a tall glass of water) and a few stems of what's left of the roma tomatoes.

Here are macro snaps of our backyard growing produce. Hopefully, we can revive the basil, tomato and potatoes back to life and harvest some fresh produce soon.




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