Lett-uce take a look at what is happening in the garden and beyond, symbolically speaking.
Autumn is a time of maturity, completion and letting go, perhaps you have a project that needs finalising before the onset of the winter months. It is a time of the year that many plants and animals prepare to be still so that new life can awaken in spring.
On the other hand, it is a great time to plant luscious salad crops like the very tasty ‘Marvel of four seasons Lettuce, Mizuna, Rocket and Micro–greens’. These beauties are easy to grow, just scatter the seeds over a good soil mix, lightly cover and water.
At this time of year there will be less heat stress and increased rainfall keeps them happy.
If you are after something a little more hardy you could try planting broccoli, beetroot, asian greens or cabbage, but be warned the white cabbage moth is a real hindrance. You could try to trick them by placing half egg shells placed round side up just below the plant, netting can also work or if worst comes to worst you could try, Dipel containing Bacillus thuringiensis (BT)
As we prepare for the colder months ahead take a moment to contemplate this wonderful poem by Jahaziel Linear
“Into the calm winds of autumn awaits an enduring love of letting go. Though our next spring time may lie far away, beauty is wide awake. Into the mellow sunsets of autumn looms an undying hope of life. Let the naked soil and thinning stems be signs of unforeseen faith. Let the roots be full of dreams, yet wide awake.”
Happy planting, dreaming and inspiring
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