How often to psychologists – pop or serious – tell us: when one door closes, another opens? It’s the same with gardening.
It seems utterly depressing that most of the vegetation that was planted in the spring has now bloomed and died. We can feel proud it fed us and delight in the joy that many things we planted worked this summer, on patches of land. You know the drill: I say tomatoes, you say potatoes! Then there were beetroots, radishes, lettuces, cucumbers, courgettes, purple heritage beans and sweetcorn.
All came in varying degrees of success, depending on the weather, slugs, the consistency of the soil and the quality of the seeds.
I feel lucky that at least some of my peppers prospered – even if they did not grow particularly big.Read More »Harvest time: depressing but bringing new opportunities