Well holy cow! I didn’t put a single blog entry up last gardening season. It’s like I disappeared from April on.
Many people sent messages asking if all was well.
Yes all was well and is well. It was nice to hear from so many of you wondering if I was okay!
Why wasn’t I writing? I’m not sure. It wasn’t the best gardening year for me, but it wasn’t a total disaster. I had wonderful luck with beans and the garlic was the best ever.
Still, there was no question that my soil is very, very, very tired. You could practically feel it wheezing. To compensate heading into next year, I have made the most compost ever. For me anyway. I need to get that soil nutrified. (yes that is a word that I made up.)
My plans for next year are (for me) ambitious. I’d like to add some space for at least another row. I’d like to dig out a better and more permanent fence that will angle into the ground with chickenwire. The voles… must… be… kept out! I can’t stand my garden without carrots and potatoes.
For the extra row, I’d like to do more with my kids and devote some extra crops for our food bank. Seems like a good thing to do and a nice thing for my kids to participate in.
Otherwise… things are great!
I do have another blog going if you are interested. I’ve been working with a bunch of my lifelong friends on a comedy improv group we call The Sticks… since we’re way out in the sticks.
And I sure do tweet a lot on my personal account. If you’d like, you can get pretty regular updates from me here.