Harvest – JP012
The weather is changing and most of us have gotten started turning our beds over to fall crops, or letting cover crops take over. We’ve pulled up everything from Nu Ray Research Garden and now we reflect on our Harvest. We share our chief lesson from this past Summer.
What lessons have you learned this growing season? Share them below or slide into our DM’s! If you like to share them on the podcast we’d love to have you!
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Peace. I’m Mason Olonade and this is Jìgìjìgì: Africulture podcast. Here we believe building a healthy soil builds a healthy soul and we share strategies for how to do both.
Today’s episode is about harvest. in the DMV it is getting to be that time of year. I used to say unfortunately but now I can recognize my fortune and realize that’s not how I feel. It is that time. Honey bees, true bugs and other arthropods are settling down. The temperature out here is beginning to bite, just enough to leave a tooth dent in your forearm. Nothing too serious. But it will be even when because we know it will persist the honeybees arthropods everyone is making preparations. I hear a lot of bees buzz around trash bags now to get whatever sweet they can to build up winter stocks for their entire clan.
Harvest. Getting your thumbs dirty, returning the soil from under your nails to the earth by way of the sink is one of many, many fascinating moments of reflection that we have at our extended perusal. As we also know, the reflections, the lessons learned there continue to teach us purple tomatoes I grew last year currently show themselves to be an excellent crop to store. There is one purple tomato sitting on the outside window sill of the house I live in that has been there since April. Since April. Outside it is not rotted attracted bugs are changed in its appearance in any obvious way. In this reflection, I do remember reading reviews that said they’d stay practically forever in their husk. I testify to that anecdote. I will continue to grow to material for storage, food and seed. We’ve grown a lot of things this year that we’ve never grown before. Of course, learning as we grow. I know now I’m at the point to share my chief lesson of summer 19. Now I have the exam, which is remembering it to remind myself I’ve learned it, because finals ain’t over.
The lesson is of abundance. I am thankful and grateful to not only be in a place to share my lesson with you, but to be in a place where I can naturally See these lessons. I originally started the black corn we grew over the summer in one gallon pots. Very quickly the corn sped past its surrounding and seedling friends. I was able to transplant one of six to a larger terracotta pot, but the cycle it was signaling spirals. And that pot couldn’t contain the lessons corn had to teach, nor provide support for the heights it had to reach. I wondered just what we were going to do. At this point we did not know we were about to learn. We did not know what we were about to learn next, we witnessed after measurement, six one gallon pots expand into 1200 square feet. So if it is true in the experiment, then it is true. We managed physically obstruction pests fun guy. And though we didn’t get it by the Fourth of July, we raised that corn of high to an elephant’s eye. Well beyond what we conceived in our mind’s eye. Two years ago, I was raised from a nap to an intercom pronouncing rhythm is light, and light is rhythm.
As you return to your plot, snip stalks and let them rot on top. Let the hollow sticks become homes for walking sticks. And if you have deer frequently check for ticks. Find your rhythm in the setting fall sunlight and take your time. Slow down. But don’t take too long. Because that cold is beginning to bite.
What lessons are you most glad you’ve learned this growing season if you’d like to share them with me, leave a comment below or email me. firstname.lastname@example.org. if you’d like to share it with your siblings in the soil in the form of an interview, we’d love to have you email me. email@example.com . Share Jìgìjìgì with your friends family and you’re closely related siblings of the soil and we will save in as we say now. Asante Sana Medase Pa Modupe O. Thank you for listening to Jìgìjìgì. Peace.