I've decided to leave June behind me and start afresh.
Today I started sewing my picture for the June episode of 'the postcard project'. I have already received Ang's embroidery, here below;
So neat! She's used the vanishing cross-stitch magic paper to sew perfect vegetables!
Ang has been following the month-by-month plan for growing vegetables in a raised bed, set out by Huw Richards in the book 'Veg in One Bed'. I thought I meant to follow the plan too, but things very soon went 'off-piste' for me. As usual, I am missing several prime ingredients for success;
- I don't have a raised bed, but a random collection of large and medium patio pots
- I keep forgetting to water things
- I sow seeds and plant things out BEFORE I look at what I am supposed to be doing according to the plan
- I plant
the wrongdifferent vegetables in the wrongdifferent places
- I have been invaded by slugs and snail. (I'm hoping the evil vine weevils have all met their doom thanks to an application of nematodes.)
- Lots of other reasons
Then you strain the water, and squish as much garlic through as you can, pour the resultant liquid into a sprayer and set to work, spraying leaves. stalks, everything. The garlic-water was still too warm to use yesterday evening, so I went out slugging with a torch, but couldn't find any! Have I caught them all over the last two nights? Unlikely. Maybe it was too cold for them - certainly was for me.