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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 ...


... 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 ...


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


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


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 ...


...  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 ...


... 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 ...


... HAMMER ...


... and WAIT ...


... 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 ...


“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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