Zen Gardening

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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.

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My favourite find was the self seeded coriander, I had coriander going to seed in the pot beside where it is growing now, a handy result for, again, doing nothing. These are doing better than the same seeds I collected and scattered in a different bed.

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  🙂

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2 Replies to “Zen Gardening”

  1. First decent day to get in the garden yesterday for about 6 weeks. Did a little weeding around the raised garden beds (old apple crates about 1 cubic metre). Lovely to get out there.

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    1. Those wooden bins are the perfect height for gardening I reckon; we had a few at the last place we rented, besides looking very charming too 🙂 It sure is nice slowly coming out of hibernation.

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