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ideas are like plants
August 8, 2018, 8:30 am
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One of my mantras that I bang on and on about goes something like this : that all my flaws and mistakes are always on show and that every endeavour that I undertake will make them visible.  I make the same mistakes all the time and it’s every where.

I seen one the other day. In the garden I was late for planting out for the summer, I really hammered the planting out for the winter and I was not great at keeping on top of watering the main beds.

I planted way to much kale, cabbage and cauliflowers and had them ready to go in to the ground when a space became available or I decided where to put them or when I got around to it.  So what happened was I had a lot of plants in white plastic cups randomly placed around the garden, some in blue plastic mushroom boxes some just waiting to go.

One of the things about the plants are they are not all club root resistant and they now all pot bound and screaming to get in the ground and I have not planned enough space that I can net to keep the birds off.

I was so focused on the winter I failed to get the summer fully established.

Some of these plants are really non viable. They need to go to compost bin.

I get way too many ideas. I don’t take care of them. I don’t value them.

I did change my practice in the greenhouse. I decided to grow disease resistant tomatoes. I grew cherry size fruits, I watered them twice a day, I placed the pots in a tray and watered from the bottom and fed them from the top. They got Sunday lunch of comfrey and seaweed. I got thriving plants and loads of tomatoes and cucumber.

The right plants in the right place protected from predators, fed and nourished.


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The Mrs. has (in years past) grown some tomatoes that I calculate cost about $50 each.

But she had fun . . .

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