Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Best Guess

The border along the back walk is an experimental vegetable garden. The strip of soil could not be in better tilth, thanks to thirty-six years of kitchen waste and the voracious red wigglers that turn fruit peels into humus in two weeks flat, even in July.

I've been letting various greens seed themselves, and so far I have enjoyed a healthy, self-replicating collection of salad makings. Tomatoes and potatoes grow themselves.

The extreme heat of the past two weeks left bleached and empty pods at the top of the seed stalks. When a cool front moved in, I cleaned up the patch and gave it a good soak. (Usually I simply ignore it.) My guess is that warm soil and fresh water will guarantee many sprouts. -30-

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