For pure ON HIATUS position I need to distance myself from the art scene (openings, lectures, presentations and other art events, reading professional books, and so on – in Ljubljana we have a lot of such events). I make exemption only for very close art friends. I would like to liberate my mind from the surrounding art clime which is too much under Anglo-American influence and dependent of EU politics for my taste.
October Garden Report
This month a day is about 10.30 hours long. In the beginning of the month sunrise is at 7am and sundown at 18.42 pm. At the end of the month a day is 10.12 hours long. Usually in October we have the first under zero temperature. But this year we didn’t have. At the beginning of month it was rainy and colder (4C) than it is usual – but in the second half of month it was sunny and warmer (17C) than usual and all the time without hoarfrost. At the end of month earth is dry on the surface.
I have time all month for slow picking up of autumnal harvest: eggplant, kohlrabi (turnip cabbage), pole bean, carrot, parsley and celery.
During winter time the spinach, mangel-wurzel (mangold), leek (no more because leek’s fly), winter salad and different kind of chicory – will stay on garden bed. For video about one of the chicory: castelfranco see:
In the next year I hope to have more types of vegetables which will stay out through winter time.
It is unusually warm – so the flowers (Japanese anemone, aster, “flame” flower, and “capuchin” flower) still blossom very well.
For years I didn’t need any poison (herbicide, insecticide and pesticide) against vegetable diseases and insects. Unfortunately a lot of different kind of mould and insects also enjoy in gardening. Every one wants to live, every one wanrs to eat. So I don’t need a storehouse for winter because harvest is very small.