008 (2)One of the best things about having a garden of my own is that now I can grow stuff to eat. We have a plum tree and an apple tree, and although there are no apples this year (obviously there was frost at a very sensitive time), we had to cut the tips of some branches off the plum tree because they were about to break, so laden with fruit it is.

We also have bushes with raspberries, gooseberries, and blueberries, and the first two yealded a lot of fruit this summer.

My pride and joy, however, are my tomatoes. In contrast to my mother’s, they haven’t yet suffered from the blight. They are just about to turn red. Aren’t they beautiful?

Do you grow any fruit or vegetables in your garden?

– Rike Horstmann

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High school teacher. Soccer fan (Werder Bremen, yeah!). Knitter and book-binder. Devotee of mathematical puzzles. German.