28 February 2014

The Importance of a Good Aspect


Two beds of corn, planted the same day from the same packet of seed...

I thought there was enough sunlight and space in the location I chose for the three most recent of our garden beds in the Country Garden.  But this summer has shown us that although they do get some sun through the day it's just not enough to make plants thrive.  The beds are also inconvenient for watering, being at the end of a very long hose line.  So they need to be moved, which means sacrificing the meagre offerings in them.  The zucchini, spaghetti squash, beans and capsicum have all done OK, but nowhere near as well as previous years in the other garden section, while the golden squash has been a terrible disappointment after the bumper crop last year, and the asparagus has done basically nothing so far.  The beds will need to be dug out and relocated.  Luckily there are a few extra vineyard workers around at the moment for vintage to do the hard work! ;)

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