We're in the process of putting the garden 'to sleep' for the Summer Hols.
We are manuring the small beds and those we don't cover with weed mat, we'll plant out with a cover crop.
Hopefully we'll move salad production next term into the shade tunnel and more keenly grow our own…Continue
It gets thrilling when the plants you angst over start delivering...
It grows and rises up!
I've been converting the 'beds' into mounds of various sizes.
Thus the growing space has grown significantly and the photosynthesistic joy is self evident. I use fewer pots per area and since the garden comes up to meet me, I don't have to bend down so far.
I find I can hose fill uncovered pots even when standing at some distance from them.
Note the paving --old woollen carpets -- and new potting work station.…Continue
After years growing stuff in different backyards I reckon the great quest is to synchronise your vegetable and herb patch activities with you kitchen needs.
Not absolutely as if ruled by some hippiefied 'self sufficiency' dogma...but fulfilling enough in the sense of having freshly harvested comestibles on hand as a daily option.
I know we all say that's what we aspire to do, but allowing the garden to be ruled by the kitchen is a culinary and horticultural art. The more I…Continue