Tuesday, 26 April 2016

God Bless Friends

The last few months have been like no other. And yet it's only when I look back that I can see that I was never or will ever be alone in all this.
It's been bitterly cold here today - blizzards in Scotland on today's weather forecast. I've spent a few hours potching in the two remaining poly tunnels.

Way back in January, I bought  3 kilos of seed potatoes from Coedy and put them to chit.

During half term, my fantastic nephew brought the kids down and they planted them out for me.

 I planted runner bean seeds

 They grew broad beans in little cardboard pots

Strawberry bed from home grown runners

New potatoes just starting to come into flower

Parsnips just starting to show through

The winter storms ripped the one poly sheet to shreds so a new one ordered and ready to replace when we have a minute

Fadgy supposedly on mouse patrol in my top tunnel.

A few lettuce (and chickweed) growing together

Pesky mice having a field day digging out my beetroot plugs

 and sweetcorn plants. Just as they were progressing, the little divils dug them up, ate the seeds and left the shoots shrivelled up on the top of the tray.

A clump of lettuce  seeds tossed amongst the garlic.
Never ever going to eat all this veg on my own, but I have a dream of a little community where we weed and sow and plant and share all the produce between us.
Hope it comes true x