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Planting a Fall-Winter-Early-Spring Garden

NOW! is a good time to begin planting your Fall-Winter-early-Spring garden, so your seeds will have the benefit of plentiful late-Summer Sun to get a strong healthy start.

Our HUGELS are still in their ‘morphing’ phase and the soil too ‘rough’ for the gentle needs of seeds ...


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... so we’re focusing on a portion of our double-dug beds which have composted layers of last year’s maple leaves, and a heaping helping of leftovers from a couple of mules who live in the neighborhood ...

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... and because we just had a much needed and APPRECIATED soaking Summer rain, the seeds we just planted are making their move — UPWARD : )

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The cast of characters include: kale, mustard, turnips, parsnips, chard, onion and of course: FUKUOKA’s beloved White Clover

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But one of our hugels IS ready to go — the MUSHROOM HUGEL. We built it this past Spring and it’s designed to be a vegetable garden in its center ...

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...  while the windfall ALDER wood that makes up the platform of this raised bed will be the home of one hundred SHITAKE and OYSTER mushroom spawn plugs ...

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... we should get about five years of mushroom flushes, a few times a year, until the wood transforms into soil and the whole hugel becomes a mounded vegetable garden.

... in the meantime ... we DRILL ...

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... HAMMER ...

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... and WAIT ...

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... while continuing to work (somewhat patiently) on the rest of what Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching refers to as the Ten Thousand Things ...

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“Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

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