Seed heads and runners

Saturday 8th October, beginning to prepare for next year! Seeds are ripening all over the garden.
Radish seeds? These are nearly ready to gather.

Fennel seeds: don’t eat these unless you really love the taste of aniseed!
All the ripe, dry seed heads were gathered and stored for the winter.

Mint seed heads.

Plenty more mint seeds still to ripen.

Basil seeds need to be gathered up….

…although bees are still pollinating some of them!
Strawberry runners were pegged out in pots of soil-based compost. Once the runners have rooted in to the pots they can be cut from the mother plant and moved to the greenhouse for the winter.

We have a number of varieties of strawberries. Hope they all do well next year!

Some have taken root and have been moved in to the greenhouse already.

One Reply to “Seed heads and runners”

  1. KT – The sad thing is I fear you may be right.JR – This post was derisively likned to by a prominent Canadian journalist as an example of youth-worker pomposity. I think that criticism is, shall we say, not entirely without justice. I likned to this comment because I thought it crystalised a very simple fact – these people do not ever seem have been challenged to explain, or to have thought about, why they are doing what they do. Their total lack of consequence, thought, community etc. in their lives seems to be their real poverty. More to the point, I do not trust the opinions of people who appoint themselves instant experts. Teachers, community and social workers, police officers – these people work with urban youth every day and should have a much better understanding of what is going on than I can from my office building, or any journalist can from a day or two spent walking around Peckham. So, whilst I may find that some of their community-speak grates on my Thatcherite sensibilities, it is stupid to instantly dismiss what they have to say because of the packaging in which it comes.Ann – I do not think “we”, or more to the point, the communities that have been affected by the violence, have done anything to deserve this. If “we” have failed anywhere, it is in failing to instill a sense of consequence, a respect for the law, and, ultimately, a sufficient fear of authority. This is the result of poor parenting, poor policing, poor urban planning and social policies, truancy, and, above all, a poverty of ideas.And I have no idea what the solution is.

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