Category Archives: irrigation

vegetables are boring

– or at least not interesting enough to keep posting photos of them on a regular basis. The subject of kitchen gardens and sustainable small-scale agriculture, however, is endlessly fascinating. We have just emerged from an intense two week Plein … Continue reading

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our Three Sisters garden

We have lost momentum in the communal potager at Sue’s. The weather continues to be intermittently maussade with damp grey clouds blown in by the vent marin from the Med. Charles is too busy spraying the vines with copper sulfate … Continue reading

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marking time with compost

We’re waiting on Charles and his tractor to plough le grand potager at Sue’s. I’ve boxes and trays of plantlings that need to go in – watermelons and pumpkins, peas and beans, and 25 sweet corn. But with her L-shaped … Continue reading

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The new diggers

The struggle to build a durable irrigation scheme for the kitchen-garden has been brought to a temporary halt . . . by rain. It’s the first we’ve had for many weeks, and should last  for several days it seems. It’s … Continue reading

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