If I hadn’t watered the garden last night….

…. it might not have rained today! That said, because it has been raining, I haven’t needed to water the ground where I’ve planted spinach and lettuce seedlings.


Spinach and lettuce just planted

In previous years, the spinach didn’t do too well but, having learned that it is better to plant seedlings rather than seed in clay soil, it will be interesting to see what happens this time round. As for the lettuce, the plan is to benefit from a bit of intercropping while it is mild enough. And going on how the lettuce in a container elsewhere has responded to being thinned out in the last few days, I think there is a chance of some good heads before winter kicks in. These lettuces were literally still seedlings at the beginning of the week, although they won’t get that big anyway because the compost they are in is too shallow. Still, any greens are better than no greens, especially at this point in the year.


Lettuce coming on

© Helen Butt, September 2014


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to If I hadn’t watered the garden last night….

  1. The lettuce is looking good. Plants that you transplant usually look sickly for a couple of days after being transplanted. Then vast majority of them perk up and thrive. Good luck.

  2. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    awesome and thank you for sharing have a blessed evening

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