“The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone. Hence the futility of revolutionaries who have no gardens, who depend on the very system they attack, and who produce words and bullets, not food and shelter.”
― Bill Mollison
Gertie came out with me to make the rounds this morning. Little Red-Haired Girl is reluctant lately. I think her old body is catching up with her.
The west side is best to image in the morning with the Sun at my back.
The #Plums are blushing and the birds are already testing them. They’re hard as rocks, but they want to be first I guess.
Triplets on the #Pomegranate tree. Underneath is a lot of wind pruned victims. Should have used the “first do no harm strategy” and not plucked multiples off it might seem. We’ll see.
The #Fig tree has lots of little babies. I’m waiting with bated breath for branches to show themselves.
#SweetPotatoes are okay. They were started very small, so patience is required. The #Cucumbers always struggle for me. Lost one to slugs. Corn has been planted between them just to see what happens. This east fence gets harsh afternoon summer sun, so thinking the purple flowering shrubs and corn stalks may create a micro-climate they will enjoy as they climb the fence.
The cages remain on tender plants until they reach some maturity as protection from critters. Beer in a cup, recessed in the ground collected quite a few slugs last night.
Now to plant some flowers, sweet potatoe slips and get some general clean-up work done. Time to make the #NorthFencePlot ready for something.