It’s the art of doing nothing, at least that’s what I’m calling it. For a few months I’ve been watching the weeds grow taller and taller and remained inside most of the time; too wet, muddy or cold. I’ve started pulling up the weeds and found things weren’t so bad – the ground is really soft making it easier, plus a few things were still growing from when I’d actually gardened.
I have 3 raised hexagon beds, two of which are filled with beetroot and kale, so there hasn’t been room for the weeds to take over. The lemon trees could probably do with a prune once they are finished fruiting, but having done nothing we still have more lemons than we can use. The beetroot leaves have been harvested regularly and used like spinach.
Way down the back I have a large neglected area where the pumpkins formerly ruled. I’ve found some old beetroot, not sure what they’ll be like when I get around to pulling them up. I’m pleased to find three globe artichoke plants have survived and are doing well. I didn’t expect them there as last time I grew them they were killed by the frost, so I thought. We’ve had some good frosts but maybe they were mature enough to not be affected.
It’d be great to hear from you, tell me about your gardening (or lack of) in the comments below 🙂