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Wow, bad picture! That’s clay soil for you. It clods up between the rain and dry spells, and more than usual this year. But it is much better than it looks. I like my clay. It holds the moisture longer in a drought and is very rich in nutrients.

In this picture I am planting out my chinese and japanese pumpkins. First I till the soil. Then starting in the middle I spiral outwards making spade holes about 1 meter apart which I fill with rich composted manure. I mix the compost with a bit of the dirt, water the hole and then put a pumpkin plant in each.

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We sold plants at the Djurby farm flea market, mostly perennials that have spread by seeds or needed dividing.

We didn’t do too well as most of the people came for the coffee and cake smorgĂ„sbord.