I Don’t Know Which is Scarier…

September 30, 2010

… the fact that we’ve eaten over 3 kilos of salad out of the garden this year, or the fact that I know this. In fact we’ve had over 43 kilos of veg in total (43.27 kg to be precise) and there’s more to come too…

I’m actually feeling a tiny bit pleased with my veg growing efforts at the moment. Certainly compared with around this time last year the plot is looking much more like a productive garden and less like a disaster zone. And although the peas have been grubbed up and the bed put under manure for the winter, there’s still very little bare earth showing elsewhere and that’s not just because the rest of it is covered in weeds either. I’ve come up with a cunning rotation plan which seems to let me fit four rotations into three years, at least in theory. It only works because I’ve got use of a seed bed for growing on some of the slower veg like leeks and brassicas, but then even the seed bed gets a year-round use because I’m using it to raise some biennials and hardy annuals for next spring. No doubt this will all end in tears but until it does I’m reserving the right to feel smug.

Especially when fetching the ingredients for supper looks like this instead of a benighted trudge around the supermarket, wondering whether the end of the world can possibly come soon enough.

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