In honey dipped light the grasshoppers and crickets are singing their hearts out (Ble-sssed Bee , Ble -ssed Bee) while my garden is falling asleep through my fingers.
Even with eyes closed I can not ignore the signs anymore. Autumn has taken over the wheel.
I started to clean up even though my tomatoes are still blushing and this year I am seeding heavily Field Peas , Oats, and Buckwheat.
I feel my garden needs some pampering .
For the last six years I have been using them on and off and since I lack livestock this became my way to nourish back the soil in addition to the biodynamic sprays.
Two years ago I have used Alfalfa not only for feeding the soil but also to break compaction . (and it makes a yummy addition to salads and tea)
I have a lot of Red Clover and I encourage it to the point that became weedy. It helps with nitrogen fixation and makes a delicious cooling beverage in summer (steep the flowers in hot water and then refrigerate)
Buckwheat comes in handy when you need to suppress weeds . (a wonder plant with so many uses)
The added benefits of using these crops are the extra food they provide to the Bees and other pollinators and erosion protection .
It has to be a win win. My garden taught me gently to give as much as I take.
Curiously it reverberates into everything else as I believe cooperation and love are the way.