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Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Weird Wednesday - Marching through March

It's the 16th of March...

                             .......hold up....

......wait a minute?


THE 16TH OF MARCH?!?!?!?

Where did half of March just evaporate to? In two weeks time the first quarter of the year will be gone people! I feel I need to pull my finger out as I am not nearly ready for the Spring yet, not a single seed planted this year. Time to get my garden head on I think.

And once the Sun comes out and other people stretch out and sunbathe we'll all be getting our hands and tools in the earth and breaking a sweat.

Those people sitting idly will think we're mad.

The Weird Ones.

"Why do you want to do that? Why don't you just buy it from the store?"

And we will laugh and laugh. Quite frankly, you can't buy what we grow. We grow Goodness, We grow Freedom. We grow Liberty and Independence. We are the Weird Ones.

And when the harvest comes in they'll want to try some. And they'll swear that they are the best tomatoes etc that they've ever tasted. And maybe, just maybe, they'll try to grow something themselves next year.

Stay Weird folks, Stay Weird

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  1. We are very urban, but we do grow some food - it seems wrong to have outdoor space and not do so really. I am so lucky to come into contact with lots of older people through work and they are really supportive and helpful when it comes to helping me to learn about growing.

  2. growing has already started here, but there will be still be time when we can sit and relax in the sun with a cool drink or be down on the beach, a lot of the work goes in now keep us informed of what you are growing :-)

    1. maybe we'll have to invest in a polytunnel or greenhouse so that we can get a head start on growing next year. then again we have a bit of a longer growing season here in the south east so the late start probably won't handicap us that much

  3. Growing freedom, liberty and independence - I like it.
    I see growing my own as an act of rebellion as well. People say they want the world to change but couldn't survive if it did, growing your own takes you one step closer to being able to weather the storm.
    I've finally got round to posting you some yams and a few other seeds I thought you might like to try. Should be with you before the end of the week.

    1. you are a scholar and a gentleman Kev, looking forward to trying my hand at the yams, I love growing the things you don't find on a supermarket shelf

  4. I don't know how those people can sit around doing nothing! I'd be bored to tears! Hope you have a good growing year, here's to self sufficiency :)

  5. Haha - weird is good! I'm going to try my hand at container gardening. Starting with herbs and maybe working up to tomatoes and kale and butter lettuce...oh my! I'm in the suburbs in the hot dessert, so we'll see how it goes!


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