Harvesting and Renewing

The leaves and stems fell into Marsha’s basket softly as she thinned out her seedlings. The weather had turned a bit colder, but it was still only April, and after all, she thought, you couldn’t expect 80-degree weather this early in the season, could you? The past week’s warm weather had been an aberration, she thought, but a happy one at that.

Satisfied that her vegetables were faring well even with the chill in the air, she picked up her gardening tools and carried them back to her shed. On the way she gathered her thoughts about her meeting with Gardener later that morning. They’d agreed to send Marsha off that day equipped with a complete sales garden blueprint that she could use in the real world. “Theory is wonderful,” ...

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