I answered the phone reluctantly knowing it would be more work to stack my pile higher. “Really? You have too much kale in your garden and I should come pick it? I’ll be right there!” I love picking, cooking, and eating kale or any garden vegetable.
When I arrived at Olga’s garden, I found the largest squash leaves, tallest green beans and leafiest kale I have ever seen. The weedless garden had super-sized plants with picture perfect produce. She assured me that her secret included just a few simple things:
1. Never plow the soil – just plug your plants or seeds in the ground.
2. Add horse manure to the top soil – just scatter it about.
3. Surround your plants with alfalfa – it has nutrients, holds moisture and resists weeds.
4. Never, ever, ever use chemicals or insecticides of any type – you’ll poison your food!
I can do this ….
Next time my phone rings, I’ll be a bit more enthusiastic about answering it.