It has been a long while since I last wrote. Reason is, I had not been feeling well (see here for the story).
Still, I could not just sit still and watch the days go by. Weak I was/am, I am a gardener… 🙂
Being absent for a good portion of August and September, my potager had grown somewhat wild.
Bit by bit, I cleared the remnants of the summer vegetables, and sowed seeds for the autumn season. Yes, I know I am late in doing this, but still, it is better late than never.
After gardening for a few years, I must say that the potager is more or less on track.
The rotation of crops, in particular, is nicely arranged, and it has become somewhat mechanical as to what grows where each time I do the sowing.
It also means that the photographs will be more or less on the same boring subjects.
I had tried growing chick peas last season. I got the seeds meant for consumption, but they actually germinated well. My absence from Japan due to traveling in much of August and September meant that the chick peas were ignored. They died.
Anyway, I have my potager dressed up for the autumn and winter season. The coriander, lettuce, radish, and collard greens have germinated well. The carrots, hmmm, can do better. I got the garlic and red onions from last season, and they are coming on so good. The potatoes have sprouted handsomely. I have just sowed the fava beans and snap peas. This season, I have set aside a permanent patch for the strawberries. They are growing well, and I look forward to a good harvest.
Anyway, folks, I am back. Happy gardening to y’all!