Nature knows best

Echinacea and gourds

One cool, damp day after another is my summer thus far. It’s created the perfect environment for fungi to come play in my orchard, but not at all perfect for heat lovers like peppers and aubergines who are fair to middling at best. While I dream of being hot and dry, the truth is that brings its fair share of challenges too.

The way we overcome too wet/ too cold/ too hot is to garden ever closer to nature – she really does know best. A diverse jumble of trees + plants survives when exposed rows of one crop do not. Heritage varieties and our own saved seeds are resilient in so many ways. Trees, trees + more trees, grass left long, soil kept covered and a bounty of life everywhere you look… natures way is our gardening future.

Come join in one of my February garden tours … because a picture paints 1000 words.

Yours in the earth,
❤️ Kath

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