Humour - March is a time of harvest

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Humour - March is a time of harvest

I thought this was a pretty funny piece of writing...worth sharing...

from the blog of Caitlyn Nicholas, Sydney.. :20th March 2010


"We've had another sudden hot spell, the last three days have been above 35 degrees.  The chickens had already decimated my leafy greens bed (beetroot, carrots, asian greens, turnips). So, feeling really pissed off about it all, I replanted the lot and put some chard and a few other odds and end around the outside of the bed to distract the chickens.  Six hours later the temperature had hit 37, all the new plantings were beyond dead and the chickens had got through my anti-chicken defences and laid waste to all that hard work.

Hot and crabby I decided to hide inside and read Jackie French, she always inspires me to keep going and keep trying. But not yesterday.

"March is a time of harvest," she said. Oh really, I thought.

  • The sun isn't as fierce - oh yes it is
  • The weather is cooling - oh no its not
  • Tomatos will be glutting - I have a handful of green cherry tomatos to show for my glut
  • Melon's will be ripening - I have about seven melon vines they are all dying of mildew (despite spraying with milk) and so far I have one melon about the size of an egg and two water melons about the size of peas
  • Pumpkins - not a one, not a single sodding one, they've all rotted off, well the two that even started anyway
  • Summer vegetables will be mature - no they won't they'll all be burnt off by the relentless sodding sun and no sodding rain that's dried out all your raised beds to the point where they can't hold water even if they want too

Yesterday I was quite prepared to cover the entire garden in concrete and paint it green."