Digging, planting, growing

OK so most of the growing is weeds, and most of the digging is trying to remove these weeds, but at least the growing part is seeds and things that will one day be edible. I think we’re winning.

Due to my slightly distracted nature, I am breeding a strain of tomato plants that is not only drought resistant, but also neglect tolerant. It’s not that I don’t want to go and water them every day, it’s just I keep forgetting! Some seem to be doing pretty well, while others have shriveled up and died. I guess it’s better for the weak ones to die off now than later in the year when they’re trying to make fruit.

If the water collection part of my greenhouse project works, I’ll be able to set up an irrigation system to keep things watered. Currently I have a few water irrigation bag things which do work, but empty too quickly.

Apart from working out a way to water the greenhouse, another project is digging over the weedy patch where the previous occupant liked to burn tyres and horde carpet. I’ve strimmed a lot of it back so hopefully digging it over won’t be too traumatic. I’m getting good at digging holes, I might switch jobs and become a grave digger.

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