Another colleague happy

This week, I’ve taken advantage of the still light evenings after work to clear up the autumn garden. The nasturtiums continue to thrive, so I am leaving them for the bees to enjoy while they are still about.

On the other hand, the fennel definitely needed to be cut down. In fact, the ripe seeds were starting to spread themselves around and I had promised a colleague some for tea/her own garden.

What I hadn’t expected was just how joyful she would be at getting a bag of fennel seeds. If only we could all be so happy with such a gift! It’s also a plus for the fight against big business and unnecessary moneyed transactions.

Anyway, another job I did was take up the squash. The plants were on the wane and I felt the fruit would better off in the shed to ripen fully. They are quite small but if I can save some seeds from them, perhaps they will naturalise to my garden conditions and eventually produce better fruit.

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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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8 Responses to Another colleague happy

  1. skyeent says:

    What cost you a very little in time and effort gathering the seeds into a bag, has saved your colleague money that she can use for something else. Another time she may have surplus (cake, seedlings, books) that you (or indeed another of her acquaintances) may be in need of. It’s good to spread some niceness!

  2. Clare Pooley says:

    I am always a bit slow to realise when my fennel has ripe seeds. I have fennel seedlings everywhere! I am amazed at how far they spread and how quickly they germinate!

  3. I think you are right …saving seeds from veg grown in your garden mean they are climatised to your environ. A good start πŸ˜ƒ

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