Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Autumn in the garden

After a very busy summer season and abundant harvest, days are getting shorter and cooler, and it is really nice to look back and appreciate how much we have accomplished in the last few months, and to slow down a little.

At the end of last term, we pulled out our summer crops and we are now ready to get composting all these precious materials and plant our winter gardens.

We are making carbon rich compost in big lasagna style stacks, adding as much manure and minerals as possible so that next year's crop will be all the more richer in nutrients.

You are welcome to bring animal manure or animal bones (we can burn them in our earth oven) if you have, or if you go for a walk on the beach you could collect seaweed or shells to add to the recipe! That would be really appreciated!

Planting winter crops in our new greenhouse...

... as well as in the warmest garden spot!

We were excited to find a couple of handfuls of beautiful raspberries which (unsurprisingly)  were completely gone before we could show them off

A lot of our leafy greens planted last spring have self-seeded, so much abundance and beauty!!

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