On the tree blooms the Rose here in Love’s own garden
by Nathan Rutz
Hey! I got bored with posts for like 6 months I guess. So here goes a bunch of thoughts and goings on!
I think some of the above pictures qualify for actually being in fall. Oh well.
I dug 36 cloves of garlic into the existing beds. This garden is a study in chaos and seeing how much junk can fit into one area, it seems. Maybe I can stagger plants in time. Also there are more areas that could be planted…
I harvested black walnuts from the front yard of the apartment where Samantha and I live now. I picked em green off the ground. Rolled em under my boot to take the outer husk off, rinsed em, got my hands all stained, and let them dry for about 4 weeks.
Then I attempted to crack them. Turns out a brick on the driveway was the best way given the equipment I had.
I didn’t weigh how much nut meat I ended up with. The flavor is much different than English walnuts you get at the store. Seemed to have a tart note to it. I liked em, Samantha didn’t like em at all.
It got cold quick in Cleveland, mid-November it snowed and got really frigid after being fairly mild for quite a while. I tried to get wood chips delivered by a tree service again but had no luck despite 4-5 emails and some calls.
I want to keep my compost breaking down, especially now that it seems I might need loads of it to dilute leaded soil (more on that in a later post). Fortunately the neighbors made some nice moveable compost insulators for me and left them on their treelawns. I happily picked them up:
Oh yeah there was a court summons about my garden being too tall in August. I’ll try to make a post about that. It got dismissed.
As of today this is what the garden looks like, most of the action is in compost land:
If you’ve made it this far, thank you.
Future posts I hope to do are
-the court summons
-plans for next season