Small blonde escapee mother with a tragic lip gloss habit...
I haven't been in blogland for a while and am amazed at your progress from rough, overgrown mess to what you have created today. You rock! (That's a huge compliment oft used by the younger set around here.)
Stunning!!! That makes a beautiful path, well done!
Love it! Now I've got a few gardening questions for you....1. What is under the yellow screening you've got on one plot? Does that covering provide sun/heat/rain protection? Just curious.2. What do you do with your produce if it gets ready all at once and there is more than your family could eat fresh before it goes bad? Do you freeze it, can it, dry it, or what? I'm curious about that one because I've found myself giving away things like lettuce a lot, but trying to freeze some of the other things like parsley or peas or beans. I wish I had a cold storage for my root veggies, but we only have the frig, and that keeps things too cold to keep them very long. I wish I'd learned to plant less right away and to stagger the plantings so smaller amounts got ripe at one time. Next year.....3. What will you do about crop rotation? Will you have to plant different things in the beds next year, or is there a different solution? I've got this question because somebody told me that where I planted cabbage this year, I won't be able to plant it or any member of the brassica family next year unless I want to risk club root and other issues. Have you run into that same issue?4. Will you do anything with cold frames or winter gardening this year? Because we need to improve the soil in our community garden, we have to sow a crop of winter rye over all of it, so we can't have winter crops this year, but I'm so hoping it will one day be possible! My brother planted carrots in late fall and had fresh ones ready sometime in February or March thanks to his cold frames he built. I'd love to try that out too.Maybe I'll just move to England and sign myself up as your weeder and all around volunteer. ;) Tempting.....You are doing such an awesome job, and I am always so inspired when I come and see what you're doing with your allotment.
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