Less politicking, more digging

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No, I’ve not been composting certain plants.

I have, however, been up to everything but digging over the last few weeks. The weeds have taken over. Docs the size of sunflowers and bindweed climbing up my onions and garlic. Somewhere out in the allotment amongst the weeds are my Lady Christls. No sign yet of flowers. It can’t be too long now. I’ve already got the butter ready for the first steam batch of pots.

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At the other end of the allotment, I have finally planted all my main crop spuds. Well, not quite. About ten of the seeds are sitting surrounded by warm compost in 10 inch pots in the garden. We are going to be overwhelmed with potatoes come late July.

A big black cloud slowly covered the midday sky over Buckland. It took the best part of two hours to move in from the east. I made a hasty retreat and had to suspend weeding the onion bed in the process.

That big black cloud took forever before it let loose with a rather feeble shower of an hour or so. Slow moving, but thankfully not the deluge forecasted by the Met Office.

The rain delay presented an opportunity to go and buy some more compost (£1.99 per 75 litres at BJ’s) for potting some seedlings. I spent the rest of the afternoon repotting tomatoes, cucumbers and herbs. (And, two more pots of spuds!)

No photos, yet, of the reorganised greenhouse – I’ve set up the tomatoes and canes – or the cold frame – with cucumbers. Here’s a nice rose instead.

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One Response to Less politicking, more digging

  1. James Ray Fan says:

    Find you’re green efforts really interesting, and wanted to share something.

    Okay – so everyone knows that some pretty scary stuff is happening to our world from war and economic crisis to global warming and climate change. But nobody seems to know how to stop these things from happening. Its like we all want to do better in our day-to-day life and be more responsible, but does it really make a difference?

    It does.

    I just finished reading James Ray’s new book called Harmonic Wealth and then attended a teleseminar with James about how we can spread Harmonic Wealth around the world. James really hit the nail on the head with this one idea. He talked about PHASE TRANSITION – it’s a scientific term that describes how when a critical mass of something (like a certain number of molecules) is met, then a shift in the entire structure occurs. It’s what they use to describe a liquid turning to gas at a certain temperature and that sort of thing.

    James used it to explain how WE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD. Seriously. If it makes sense at a molecular level, than it makes sense on a global scale, too. If enough of us make those changes happen in our own lives (get the Hybrid, recycle, go carbon neutral, vote against war, etc.), at a certain point we will hit critical mass and the change will happen for everyone! You can feel it happening already and I certainly want to be a part of it.

    Check out his book at the Harmonic Wealth website: harmonicwealth.com/read

    – A Harmoic Wealth Fan

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