It’s been so long I almost don’t know where to begin, but it’s the end of the year in a matter of hours so I better just begin to end the year, now!
It’s been a busy couple of monthes, always is during market time and I’ve been working on extending my season (I usually wrap up by Xmas, market wise). In the new year I’ll be selling Thai Basil, Sacred Basil/Tulsi, Red Russian Kale, green cabbage and Red Treviso Early Chicory. All organic of course~
I’ve been dealing with the pleasant effects of so much rain.
The herbs have been going off and already I’ve harvested my peppermint twice.
Got a beauts crop from my sage and my catnip is just about ready for cutting, amongst others.
Let my lemon balm be a warning to you, DO NOT plant it (or any harvestable herb) under a tree frequented by birds!
I’ve also been dealing with the unpleasant effects of this wet spring… Rust on the garlic, early blight through one of my tomato beds (I bagged up and disposed of all affected foliage, they seem to be all doing ok still if not a bit naked!) which caused a paranoia induced lifting of my urinika patch, silver leaf in one of the apple trees. Weeds galore, mainly grass. And the freakin chickens drove me insane, despite netting they dug up my borlotti fire tounge bean patch, got into a tomato bed and ate the seedlings (that weren’t affected by blight) and made me doubt my vegetarian heart! Note I’m talking in the past tense, we sold them just before Xmas! Looks like I’m going to have to get a worm farm cracking so the wastage that the kids create won’t go to complete waste!
Anyhoo, happy new year everyone, may your herbs grow strong and your heart ring true!