And for me there was no dirty hands plunged into a weedy soil, and I didn’t even get to pick up a screwdriver to build a greenhouse. There were things from the garden in our dinner as per the rule: “something from the garden in every meal’ – however it was all from the freezer so I didn’t even need to put my gumboots on to prepare dinner like I normally do.
But I did do gardening of sorts. I ended up spending most of the day on the computer writing about gardening, researching cool and interesting gardening things and planning and preparing for the new season. I am about to sow the second batch of seeds, with the tomatoes and ones that can take the cooler conditions – such as the brassicas. I’m about four days behind when I did it last year but I don’t think it will make that much of a difference in the grand scheme of things.
I’ll also be sowing things that I have learnt really need a long season to have any fantastic results so I shall mollycoddle the melons until long after the last frost and make sure it is truly warm and they are big and strong enough before I plant them out so they can benefit from all the extra attention that will be lavished on them this year.
There are so many different ways we can garden – I even do it in my dreams!
Come again soon – there will be more babies to look after come the end of the day!
Sarah the Gardener : o )