Autumnal Garden Report 2014
After long rainy September we had twenty beautiful sunny and warm days of October. Temperature was about 20°C. But rains came again. We had extensive flood. At my house water came to the first stair and in the cellar with potatoes. Fortunately my vegetable garden lies a bit higher. So it wasn’t overflow. We had rain still in beginning of December. But we hadn’t temperature under zero at all. A big part of November temperature was about 10°C and then 5°C till the 10th December when we had first under zero temperature. Because favourable temperature I could eat fresh vegetable (broccoli, endive, carrot,..) from the garden. Now on the beds I still have very good sweet fennel, different kind of kales and radicchios. I haven’t any more leek (leek fly), celery (rust), spinach and red beet (a lot of different caterpillars and snails). With plastic box I covered parsley and tender radicchio (chicory) of Trieste to have them for early spring time. In beds I put winter salad, garlic and two different kinds of onions. I both also two fruit trees: apple and pear. So far all look very well. All beds I powdered with lime and covered with leaves. Unfortunately leaves give very good protection also to snails and other pests. But anyway the garden is prepared for winter time and I for internet in worm house. Momentary days are sunny but cold.
For optimistic view on future I recommended one much more than beautiful film Le sel da la terre / Salt of the Earth by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. The film is documentary portray of photographer Sebastian Salgada.