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If only software was like growing veg

My mean time before failure with server applications is getting shorter: the simplest sample Python code I have been trying with Rabbitmq just doesn’t work and I am really bored with trying to get this stuff to work.

It’s at times like these that I really miss the therapy of weeding and planting and digging and watering; basic stuff like putting seeds in some mud; watching them grow and providing the best environment for them.

I know I said that I wasn’t doing any planting this year because the rewards don’t justify the effort, but the relaxation and therapeutic benefit certainly does.

Oh yeah, and it tastes great!

 

Who said gardening was difficult?

After rescuing a few stray cabbages before the caterpillars munch them has prompted an attempt to actually try and let them stay the course.

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That’s only one row of cabbages; the rear net is to stop the pigeons trashing the onions; there’s a row of parsnips between the two. The courgettes to the fore seem to have survived the cold. The beetroot are coming on very slowly.

The raised beds aren’t looking too bad either.

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There’s radishes, lettuce, peas, spinach and rocket.

The peppers, cucumber and tomatoes have stay hidden away in the greenhouse and no signs of any fruit yet; this time last year, the cukes were already producing.

And I have already had good usage from the (indoor) herbs: basil, chervil and dill.