Bearing in mind that we are in mid-winter...
...I spied something odd...
|Can you see what I saw...?|
Hidden beneath my broad beans was one partially eaten, one green and two red capsicum :)
|Capsicum - in winter...?|
Then, in my hunt for peas for RMan (he eats them like peanuts :) and any veg that I can get in him, I reckon, is a win), I found something I wasn't looking for. For the capsicum wasn't all that was lurking in the undergrowth...
|Strawberries - they are only due to appear in|
a couple of months time
Forest gardening has unexpected rewards. My other strawberries, which are in the open, are a tad frost damaged. Now I know what to do to protect them next autumn / winter.
And, I had, in order to "feed" the beans and peas, and hopefully also deter slugs, sprinkled wood ash from the Dover stove beneath the beans and peas, only realizing afterwards that the strawberries might suffer. Looks like I unwittingly did them some good...!
I am so excited about the lessons I am going to be taught by my large veggie garden, for there is nothing better than first hand experience to "clock" something into the grey matter residing above my shoulders. One can read, and read, but getting first hand experience - nothing better :)