We are sneaking in the last of 2012’s gardening activities today…at least for us. It’s sunny and relatively warm…14⁰C.
Poring over shovelfuls of the earth I have to agree with Joel Salatin when he said, earthworms will dance. Adding compost and manure last spring has made them really happy…it wasn’t our own compost though.
The manure was from the property, but the organic compost came from the garden center in town. The worms don’t seem to care. I’ve been pulling a couple up with every shovelful of soil.
We are adding more manure and compost today. J
I’ve decided to add lime because all summer and fall I’ve been playing tug-of-war with a patch of this…
|sheep sorrel - rumex acetosella|
sour grass. red weed. field sorrel. sour dock. dog-eared sorrel.
Whatever you call it, this wild herb is persistent!
By letting sheep sorrel grow, the soil is speaking the only language it knows…a language more ancient than humankind…and it’s saying, Feeling a little acidic over here! Can you lend a hand and drop in a bit of sweetener?I’m adding lime.
Another persistent herb; Calendula is still blooming through the season’s first morning frosts.
Did you know that Calendula is the only herb that doesn’t lose its colour when added to handmade soap?
Tenacious little flowers.
I’m sure they dance with the earthworms when I’m not looking.
Until next time...