The garden is sodden, really sodden, and the squelch of mud is not far behind. However, working on the principle that it is better to do a little often, I went out to pull up an old tomato plant.
Then, once the lid was off the compost bin, I decided to add a few more things, including the sweetcorn stalks. These had, in autumn, started to produce cobs, so it seemed reasonable to see what would become of them.
Well, not the most developed corn I’ve ever seen but it is going to be tried out this lunchtime, before we head to the Christkindelmarkt in town this afternoon. I have a feeling, though, that as the corn was growing in a hugel bed, the extra warmth and/or nutrition may have benefited the plant….
And there were certainly lots of worms around the roots of the plants!