Garlic cloves and onions planted today.
I wanted to sow radish and turnip as well, but discovered ants in the plot. Can’t let the ants eat the seeds… I sprinkled some cinnamon, which is supposed to repel the ants. If everything goes well, I will scatter the seeds by the end of the week. If not, I will try other natural ant-repelents (eucaliptus oil? mint leaves?)
Tomorrow it will rain :)
Because it rained all week, I didn’t get to do the tilling before today. This morning I removed stones, and hoed the ground. Here’s a picture of my vegetables plot, at the edge of the lawn, all ready for the autumn planting.
Today I weeded the ground and pulled out the dry tomato plants that I grew during the summer. It’s amazing how even the dry parts of the plant smell intoxicating and fresh.
Tomorrow I till, and prepare to plant garlic, onion, turnip, and perhaps some radishes as well.
This afternoon I weeded the plot, and watered the tomatoes. Will probably plant the turnip later this week. It’s hard physical labor, but I’m enjoying myself.
Allocated a plot in the garden for my vegetables. The turnips will go there, and so will tomatoes. Herbs I’ll probably do in a windowbox (not sure which ones yet, maybe some dill).
Bought a packet of turnip seeds yesterday. That’s a start.
I like the idea of growing my own food. It related nicely with the healthy eating habits I’m trying to develop. If I grow it, and I cook it, then I know exactly what’s in it, and I know that it’s good for me.
I also like the idea of growing my own food because it’s a way to attune myself with nature. It would be nice to watch something grow, from seed to fruit.
The main question, though, is what to grow. I have a fairly big garden, so it could be anything. My mother used to grow tomatoes, peppers, pumpkin, squash, okra and onions in the garden. I suppose carrots and cabbage is also doable. And I could grow herbs in boxes. The are many options. I think I’m going to give this some thought in the coming week, read a bit about what’s suitable for this season, consult with my mother perhaps, and then plan.