2011年9月9日金曜日

Autumn has come to the garden

Fabulous friend S came over to help in the garden when i said I had too much to do out there to meet her to go walking. What a woman!

With two of us working we ploughed through the weeds and ripped up all the corn and other finished crops, found a row of broccoli and chilli seedlings that are the unluckiest plants in the garden this year. They were grown from forgotten seeds leftover from last year, then they were the forgotten leftover seedlings from that lot that got planted late because yup, I forgot them. Then I forgot that I had planted them at all and they disappeared under metre high weeds. But the plucky little things persevered and I have solemnly promised to look after them for the rest of their very short and shortened lives...

After pulling up summer K and I put in more chicken manure and then ploughed everything in and made new garden rows.

Then it was just left to choose the Autumn leaf veggies and plant them. And here we have chingensai (bok choy), karashina (mustard greens), mizuna, wasabina (wasabi greens), green spinach, red spinach, swiss chard and cos lettuce. It's probably too late in the season for the cos lettuce but I love the stuff and wanted to give it a go. I mean micro-salads are all the rage, right?

It is always sad for me to pull up the summer veggies but I do love the leafy greens you can grow in the cooler months (they bolt to seed in summer) so I am trying to focus on that rather than the long wait until the next cob of corn...





2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

A good friend indeed to come and help you do garden work. : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

I know right? what a woman! I sent her home loaded down with veggies and an open invitation to come back and do it all again sometime! :)