And all through the garden
Not a weed was stirring not even tbe dock
And the vines were staked and tied
In hopes that red tomatoes would soon be here
The potatoes were asleep in their bed
As visions of mint sauce danced in my head
The garden has been given its final once over. There is now no time to linger, not even for a moment. The peas have been picked and so there will be more in a few days when the busy dies down. The tiny zucchinis have been removed from the plant lest they become marrows. Zucchini and marrow aren’t really considered festive fair.
The strawberries have a great future in a colourful fruit salad accompanied by fresh plums, apricots and blue berries and from a road side stall. The final touch will be the red and black currants that have begun to come ripe.
The potatoes have grown wonderfully and bountifully. And from 2 small seed potatoes we have enough to feed more than a dozen people and a lot cheaper than the approximate $10 a kilo being offered in stores.
The lettuce is in peak condition and awaiting a dressing down. It is a but harsh to treat it like that, but salad must grace the table on Christmas day.
Fresh eggs will be beaten into the obligatory pav slathered in fresh whipped cream.
It is starting to feel like Christmas.
The garden will just have to hold tight for the next couple of days because I’ll be a bit busy being festive and celebrating, sharing gifts, eating too much and singing carols to proclaim the real reason for the season – a little boy who has a birthday and gives the best gifts!
Merry Christmas to you all and have a Safe and Happy New Year
Sarah the Gardener
For a Christmas treat here is the latest video from the garden: