Things, as in plants, have rather taken off now we’ve had a bit of rain.
Outside it’s madness and my Belfast sinks are gorgeous. I am really pleased with myself. I even weed!
This year I am growing potatoes – well, they are growing themselves as they planted themselves leftover from last year and I added a few uneaten sprouted ones too.
My usual Jerusalem artichokes (which were pathetic last year) and some radishes are making an effort.
And the fields are full of high grass. The dogs have to jump on their walks. Pepper looks like a meerkat as she bounds through trying to see what’s going on around her. It is very funny as she is incredibly nosey.
The smell in the evening is amazing. The clover is out and intoxicating.
These forget-me-nots are by the backdoor. I have asked OH not to strim them until they’ve finished. He is a keen strimmer and there can be casualties.
Indoors, I am growing tomatoes in the kitchen. They were given to me by Transition Turrifield (my Thursday afternoon job).
I am excited at this. I water, feed and tap them diligently as per instructions.
In my shed, I have aubergine plants given again by Turriefield. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing but advice is proferred when asked. Tap, water and feed.
Exciting times – flowers on both plants.
Aubergines, along with artichokes, are possibly my favourite veg.
So I am hopefuly we won’t starve this winter. Not convinced though.