It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

Spring.

Things are moving along  albeit slowly but at least they’re moving.

See! Even the beetles are moving!

See! Even the beetles are 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.

Mange Tout

Mange Tout

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.

Golden Sweet Pea

Golden Sweet Pea

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.

Rocket, Mizuna, Mustard Oak Fire

Rocket, Mizuna, Mustard Oak Fire

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.

Where art thou potatoes?

Where art thou potatoes?

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

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9 responses to “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like…

  1. ….and how is Mr Pea? I grow my peas on sheep wire, with fence posts to hold it up. Its a pain getting it all up, what I would really like is some site fencing, you know the stuff with rectangular holes and feet that wear concrete shoes. I cut down bits of willow around the farm for beans, but bamboo is easier. I think the potatoes know its not really warm enough yet. I haven’t got either of them in yet.

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    • Mr. Pea is now one of the runts of the crop. I must do an update Photo! I think I’ll be re-sowing the golden sweets again. If the weather eased up it’d be fine, I could get them out. All I have lying around is chicken wire so i’ll try use what I have there. Also the fence around my veg patch is chain link so can utilise that too! I wanted to make a pea/bean tepee for T to play in buy the ponies have broken their fence and it wouldn’t last kissing time.

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    • I didn’t know that. Mr. Pea is about 2ft tall now. I’ll tweet you a photo. I must say the quality of your seeds is something else. My broad beans look like they’d withstand anything!

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  2. Limmster,
    Gardens are wonderful You’re garden is magnificent™. But gardens attract bugs, which makes them douchebags.
    Le Clown

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