So here I am after a full day outside. Walked 5 miles, worked outside until I was dropping, showered then set to work on the pomegranates.
I need a little entertainment while I work and today it was listening to an episode of Gardners' Question Time on BBC Radio 4. I can't begin to tell you how much I learn listening to this show.
Recently I learnt that all those nitrogen fixing nodules on the roots of legumes are almost completely depleted after flowering. So when I strip my bluebonnet nodules off, after flowering, and turn them into the soil there is little nitrogen left. I have to do it before flowering. As though I would do that! But, I am growing a cover crop of Austrian peas, in two of my veggy. beds, this year and I will be digging them in.
I learnt that the reason one clump of narcissus failed to bloom last year is because they are getting far too much shade now, underneath the yaupon holly. So I dug them up and replanted in sunnier locations. There were 39!!
Earthworms don't like to be disturbed so don't be turning over the bed each time.
So the show I listened to today was from the village of Walsham le Willows in Surrey. I think you would find the show interesting and highly entertaining and available as a podcast.
At the very end, as I removed the arils from another pomegranate, I learnt that it was unlikely to be the the apple which tempted Eve. More than likely it was the pomegranate. Who wouldn't be tempted by those plump little beauties
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