Nother bugseye view of the early flowering Purple Bud plants. Its important to trim the bottom branches and fan leaves that don’t receive light. Energy is waste down here, and will only result in spindly useless buds. It also helps with air circulation and preventing mold.
The garden is our favorite place to gather.🥕🍓🍆⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Our second graders were thrilled to be outside among the produce. Studies show that students who participate in gardening activities score higher in science achievement tests than those who did not. ⠀ ⠀ When it comes to boosting your young one's brain power, why not use all the resources available? ⠀ ⠀ Garden 🌱 to Grow. 🧠⠀
I grow Bocking 14 Comfrey that I got from a permaculture pal. It's a type that doesn't seed all over the place and is fantastic for the garden. Bees love it especially and there's a hum about the plant for as long as it has flowers. You can also chop up the leaves and make a FREE and organic plant feed rich in potassium. Potassium is necessary for fruit production so the feed is great for tomatoes, strawberries, and aubergines. You make comfrey feed it by filling a bucket with chopped leaves and letting it rot down for a month. Dilute the very pungent black liquid with water -- 1:20 -- and give your plants an extra boost.
It does stink to high heaven but your garden will thrive on it.
Is it just me or does anyone else still have to stifle a giggle whenever you talk about chitting?
It's just me isn't it? I'm such a child 😅
Yes, it's egg boxes full of potatoes time. That moment whenever a non-gardening type walks into your house and wonders if you've gone slightly mad as the windowsills are full of spuds in egg boxes. Good chits. That's what you want right? As I laid my potatoes out to chit last night, it made me realise that it's these little rituals that make it almost feel like the gardening hasn't really stopped. Technically, I'm sprouting plants. I haven't even opened a beer yet so I'm sure I'm not talking nonsense 😉