So I,ll start again . Here we are down at Gunwalloe . There's rain coming in , but who cares ? !
The tide is going out and has washed up some lovely fresh clumps of seaweed .
I usually bring a black bin sack for us to sit on , but today it is coming in really useful , to gather some seaweed for the veg garden .
I filled it to about half way , since it is quite heavy and we had quite a walk uphill to the carpark . I can always come and get some more another day .
Back home I empty it into my wheelbarrow and wheel it up to the veg garden .
Seaweed is great in the veg garden , it really makes things grow !
I,m busy getting the new Pumpkin patch ready for next year , layering up newspaper , grass clippings , cardboard , horse manure , hoover bag contents , Autumn leaves , spent compost , shredded branches and seaweed . The more effort that is put into the garden now during the Autumn , the bigger the pay off next year ....but this is no effort really , since it is our friends the worms that will do the work , chomping through it all .
No hard , back breaking digging for me ..except just to gently turn it all over and rake it in the Spring .
Beautiful Cornish seaweed .
So the next layer will be more cardboard ,then green stuff grass clippings, newspaper , I try to alternate it; green stuff followed by brown stuff is how it really works and the air trapped within it keeps it all beautifully light and smell free.....so no walking all over it !
The worms love it !
It hard to see from my pics , but it is a fairly large circular bed ,but not so large that I cant reach easily into the middle of it without treading on the earth .
Not treading on the earth is very important , because in doing so the earth becomes compacted and the worms get squashed : (
So there you are , my new Pumpkin Patch for next year . Hope I haven't put you off your tea ! : )