That's good; books in the post, a twenty year old erratic microwave
at the dump . . . we even bought some tomato plants while we were
out. It's clouded over so I don't feel too bad about missing the
day in the hills. There's always tomorrow. And I've got so much
to do here.
We plant onion sets out, putting them just 3 inches
apart in staggered rows. This is pretty close but we're using deep
beds - well culivated 8 ft x 4ft beds that rarely get trampled
on - so the roots can penetrate the soil easily. We could space
them out more and get bigger onions but the advantage of doing it
this way is that we can a whole bag of onions in an area no bigger
that a desktop.
No bigger than a desktop - I was going to write 'the
size of a hearthrug' but I guess desktop are more familiar these
Richard Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org