Tomatoes, chillis, lettuce x 18 (seed), marigolds (companion plant), radishes x 96 (seed), spring onions x 128 (seed) and strawberries at the back. Knackered now.

The soil is very warm at around 7cm (still fermenting and steaming), but all of the seeds are shallow planted, 1-2cm, so I'm not worried. We'll plant more out later in the week, assuming we dodge most of the rain. Plenty more seeds in the folder...

Autism-friendly, square foot (-ish) raised beds...done. I'm taking next weekend off. ๐Ÿ˜‚ :greenfingers:

We also have compost to spare, surprisingly. That's in the region of 5,250 litres - about 2.5 tons.

A couple of days of watering in and then we'll start planting out our plugs, seedlings, and putting some seeds straight in.

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One pallet down. It really smells like shit. This is a good thing. I also smell like shit. This is less good. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Have taken delivery of three pallets (6000 litres) of multipurpose, peat-free compost. Busy weekend ahead of me...and I still don't think it'll be enough to fill both of the raised beds once it's settled. ๐Ÿ˜†

@omnicaritas Happy birthday, chap! I've a colleague down on the Jurassic Coast at the moment and the weather looks pretty good (for fossil hunting at least!) - enjoy.

@GwenfarsGarden Yeah, s/he's been hanging around all day (finished the raised beds now...I ache!) - seems remarkably relaxed for such a usually territorial bird.

@alangmarz I'm really sorry to hear that, condolences to you all. ๐Ÿ˜•

First raised bed done and level. I'll finish the next one over the weekend. Seems I've also got myself a new, semi-skilled apprentice.

@GwenfarsGarden Thanks, and good morning! It has its challenges but is extremely rewarding.

We're getting there with the . Current task is building two 2.1m x 4.2m raised beds. Hoping to become a bit more self sufficient from this (no dig method, year round veg). As with all things, one day at a time.

A few days from now I'll be 11 months sober. I can honestly say, I'm the most balanced, centred, mindful and relaxed right now than I've ever been in my whole adult life. Life is good. I am happy.

Well, except for the price of timber. ๐Ÿ˜‚

@mookie We really enjoyed it. A slow burn and like you say, some inconsistencies, but it was intelligently written, thought provoking, and well acted.

@alangmarz I, too, miss Windows XP. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(I jest, that looks gorgeous and oh-so relaxing.)

@omnicaritas It's not something I've looked into to any extent, but yeah Karma as all-encompassing cause-effect-influence is something I've come across. Maybe I need to dust off some books this weekend, given that I can't see myself getting out into the garden. ๐Ÿ˜† Good stuff!

@omnicaritas Ha! Now you've got me thinking about my Karma. I better scrub myself clean before I pass anything on to the next poor soul. (I kid!)

I guess in a way, that's one interpretation that certain modern religions take; they're not concerned about rebirth as such, but they're intensely focused on ensuring that their non-physical self is "pure" in readiness for whatever comes next (albeit they're doing it for personal and some would say, selfish reasons, not the greater good).

my Fight kicking in. Just like it did six years ago. Just like I talked over with my trauma therapist. The exact. Same. Feelings. I managed them, so that's good. They no longer take control of me and remain there, energised and angry and waiting. But today I feel _exhausted_ and totally devoid of energy.

I guess the physical effects of trauma may never leave. I'm okay with that, it is what it is. I can manage and cope and not let it dominate me. But yes.

The Body Keeps The Score.


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The Body Keeps The Score.

It really, really does. I had a rough encounter yesterday with someone with a history of abuse towards my family. This person tends to avoid me (I assume because I'm not an easy target) but decided otherwise yesterday. Bad idea. I retained my composure and handled the situation well (I think) but it impacted me for the rest of the day. By the time the evening hit, my mind was fine but my body was still coiled, tense, and I could feel those physical effects of 1/2

@omnicaritas Cheers Tim. It's the legs that did it for you, isn't it? ๐Ÿ˜†

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