Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Planning Ahead

" I only want to live in peace, plant potatoes and dream."
Moomintroll
I finally got around to testing my soil this fall, and found the pH to be hovering down around 5.5 to 6. Not too healthy for vegetables other than potatoes. So, I ordered two blueberry bushes which seem to appreciate acidity (for the back hedge) and then set about dusting the beds with lime. With that done it's time to settle down to my favourite task in the grower's calendar which is reading seed catalogues and planning next season's produce. Just 26 shopping days left until 2008 - International Year of the POTATO !!!

2 comments:

B. said...

I've seen that picture before somewhere, always loved it. Do you know who it is?

MissHathorn said...

It's Rowena Cade. All I know about her is that she built the Minack Theatre - an amphitheatre - out of stone in the cliffside of Cornwall overlooking the sea near Porthcurno.