Finally, the weather here is starting to warm up! Ever since we moved into this little house I’ve been itching to get into the garden. It’s much colder here than I’m used to, so I’ve been scared to transplant our little seedlings into the garden, in case it’s too early and they get chilly. I’m probably just being silly but I’m a cautious one!
Yesterday was a beautiful, warm day so I jumped right in and started weeding. Our garden beds were overgrown with grass, parsley, clover and some type of onion. It’s hardly a sinister mix but I needed to remove any weeds and make some room for our seedlings. I kept the healthiest of the parsley and onions and cleared the rest.
(The garden before I started weeding.)
(Me, wearing Katie’s sun hat!)
You learn a lot about previous residents by cleaning their house and digging up their garden. I found an odd assortment of polystyrene pieces, dog bones (bones that dogs eat, not the other kind), a ball, a tiny gnome, and mountains of fossilised dog and cat poo. What does that tell you?
I love playing in the garden. It’s so relaxing to just sing, pull weeds and ponder life’s mysteries. Katie doesn’t enjoy gardening like I do, so I feel that the garden is my place, where I’m the king and the plants are my people. I look after them and they look after me too.
I didn’t come inside until after the sun went down and I couldn’t see what I was doing anymore, but I made a lot of progress. One garden bed is completely cleared and the tomatoes (we’re growing Oxhearts, Mortgage Lifters, Black Krims and Tommy Toes), Romanesco broccoli, Golden Acre cabbages and beetroots are in. It’s been very windy tonight so I’ve been quite worried about them, but they seem to be doing OK. I’ll keep you posted as they grow!
Do you have a garden or a veggie patch? Do you like to grow things?