Things are moving along albeit slowly but at least they’re moving.
A sunny blustery couple of hours spent in the vegetable garden today (I have upgraded it from a patch to a garden).
Picked up my new wheels today, well technically wheel. A very pretty black wheelbarrow and finally managed to cleared the top layer of the mulch pile I accidentally created last autumn only to reveal lovely soil. Ideal for peas.
My poor peas! 22 Golden Sweet seedlings scrambling to get out the window. If I keep them in or put them out I risk losing them, so effectively I’ve nothing to lose.
Bamboo canes! When did they become so expensive? Four canes for €2.50. If I’ve 40 pea plants that’s €25 (that’s 10 packets of seeds or half a wheelbarrow or four bags of compost!). So, I bought four packets of canes and have rooted out some chicken wire and I shall invent some kind of pea trellis.
Garlic! It’s all waterlogged. I’ve not much hope for it.
Rocket, Mizuna, Mustard Oak Fire all coming along nicely, along with some beetroot, carrots and spinach.
However, the weeds are doing really well, like really, really well. In fact, I may start cultivating weeds. Botanic Weed Gardens. People would pay to see that, right?
Potatoes! Those potatoes will break my heart. They’re not doing anything and considering the amount of large stones/small rocks I pulled out of the ground before I planted them, I’d be very surprised if they did anything at all.
Okay, so I know it’s all a waiting game, but after a sunny day you just expect everything to pop up and be ready…
Expectation is the root of all heartache.
– William Shakespeare